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Gates of Mercy

110 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Director: Michael Loghrin
Director: Laurell Salcman

Website: n/a
Charitable Reg. #: 89128 3145 RR0001
Sector: Intermediary
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: F

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #1

Avg. Compensation $63,904

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Gates of Mercy:

Established in 1991, Gates of Mercy is a fundraising charity that distributes funds to provide relief of poverty, educational subsidies and bursaries as well as donations to other registered charities. According to its F2017 T3010 filing with the CRA, it spent $8.2m (87% of program and grant costs) on programs and projects outside of Canada. In F2017 it spent $3.8m on activities in Israel, $3.3m on activities in the United States, and $1.2m on activities in Chile. In addition, Gates of Mercy granted $1.2m (13% of program and grant costs) to registered charities in Canada. The charity’s T3010 filing indicates $246k was distributed to Beth Oloth, $169k to Bikur Cholim, $150k to KH Meoroth, and $114k to Dana Charitable Orgainzation in F2017.

DONOR ADVISORY: Gates of Mercy does not have a website and reported its first full-time paid employee in F2017. All information in this report was gathered through the charity’s T3010 filing and unaudited financial statements which were provided by the CRA.

Financial Review:

Gates of Mercy is a Large charity with $10.2m in donations in F2017, a 147% increase compared to F2015. Administrative costs were 1% of total revenues and the charity has not reported fundraising costs since F2011. For every dollar donated to the charity, $0.99 goes towards its programs and grants, which falls outside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Gates of Mercy reduced its loans payable from $1.2m in F2016 to $276k in F2017 due to a large surplus of cash flows in F2017. The charity remains in debt with loans payable exceeding its liquid assets of $252k. It is unclear whether these loans are interest-bearing.

This charity review is an update that has been sent to Gates of Mercy for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 10, 2018 by Derek Houlberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
201720162015
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.9%0.4%0.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) -0.3%(9.2%)(27.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201720162015
Donations 10,1969,3394,124
Investment income 17149(184)
Total revenues 10,3689,3883,940
Program costs - International 8,2497,9113,046
Program costs - Canada 000
Grants 1,2251,1251,068
Administrative costs 883729
Fundraising costs 000
Cash flow from operations 805315(203)
Funding reserves (24)(828)(1,142)
Note: Ci gathered the charity's F2017 financial information from its T3010 filing with the CRA. The F2016 and F2015 financial information was taken from the charity's unaudited financial statements that were provided by the CRA. No audited financial statements are available. Ci included loss on foreign exchange in investment income, reducing total revenues and expenses by $184k in F2015.

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