Jewish National Fund of Canada

550-5757 Cavendish Blvd.
Cote. St. Luc, QC H4W 2W8
CEO: Josh Cooper
President: Jerry Werger

Charitable Reg. #: 10753 4877 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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

Full-time staff #39

Avg. Compensation $45,419

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 1
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Jewish National Fund of Canada:

The Jewish National Fund of Canada (JNFC) was established in 1901 with the aim to raise funds that are used for charitable purposes in Israel. JNFC is committed to reclaiming Jewish homeland and to making Israel beautiful, strong and peaceful.


The charity spent its first 50 years purchasing land and the next 54 years developing the land by planting trees, building reservoirs, developing infrastructure for housing, and helping immigrants settle in Israel. Currently, JNFC conducts its projects mainly in the following areas: Forestry and Environment, Water Preservation, Security, Community Development, Research & Development, Tourism & Recreation and Education.


JNFC grants money to Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF).  Since inception, KKL-JNF has redeemed over 700,000 acres of land for developing communities, and over 250,000 acres for farming. KKL-JNF has helped build over 220 reservoirs and dams that contribute 300 million cubic meters to Israel’s water storage capacity. The fund has also helped build 7,000 kilometers worth of security and agricultural roads to outlying and border communities. KKL-JNF is responsible for over 375,000 acres of forests and woodlands in Israel. This fund is partner to research focused on forestry, watershed management, carbon sequestration, alternative energy sources, animal and plant re-introduction, arid land management problems, and heritage & history.

Financial Review:

In 2014, JNFC's administrative costs were 20% of revenues and its fundraising costs were 36% of donations. JNFC had $10.6m in funding reserves which cover annual program costs 2 times.


This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.


Updated July 15, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 20.1%18.2%21.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 36.1%26.6%32.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 198.4%188.6%213.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,24311,8699,543
Investment income 347128449
Total revenues 11,59011,9979,992
Program costs 5,3615,2963,818
Administrative costs 2,2582,1652,010
Fundraising costs 4,0563,1573,077
Other costs 007
Cash flow from operations (85)1,3791,080
Funding reserves 10,6379,9898,167
Note: Ci has excluded the increase in fair value of investments and the increase in cash surrender value of insurance affecting revenues by ($723k) in 2013, by ($490k) in 2012, and by $587k in 2011.

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