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Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization

3429 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
President: Harry Feigelstock
Vice President: Meir Plotkin

Website: n/a
Charitable Reg. #: 13423 2644 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
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

2012 2013 2014
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #23

Avg. Compensation $26,081

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 0
< $40k 10
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization:

As per its CRA filing, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization (CLYO) programs include providing religious instructions, helping the less fortunate and providing shelter and food. Its program area focus is on: 1) Providing food and clothing banks, soup kitchens, hostels (34%), 2) Places of worship, congregation etc. (27%) and 3) Other services for low income people (20%). CLYO does not have a working website or publicly-available information about its programs online. As per its T3010 filing, CLYO notes that it spent an undisclosed amount of funds in the USA in 2014.

From its 2015 T3010 filing, 75% of Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization's grants went to 2 charities: $3.4m to Beth Chabad of Cote St. Luc and $2.4m to Vaad Mishmeres Mitzvos, which had its charitable status revoked in Jan. 2017.

Financial Review:

Analysis based on the most recent notice to reader received from the CRA (F2014) shows that Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization has administrative costs of 8% of revenues while fundraising costs are 1% of donations for F2014. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go to the cause. The charity has net funding reserves of ($3.8m) primarily due to long term debt of $5m. The annual program costs are $4.5m for F2014.

The charities directorate of Canada recommends every charity with over $500k in donations have audited financial statements. Charity Intelligence recommends that donors seek additional information on this charity prior to donating. 


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.8%12.2%9.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.3%1.0%1.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (43.4%)(45.5%)(55.1%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,7427,9547,579
Other income 849601234
Total revenues 10,5918,5557,814
Program costs 4,5154,0054,269
Grants 4,2674,1762,283
Administrative costs 8261,043739
Fundraising costs 1297692
Other costs 1345266
Cash flow from operations 720(799)365
Funding reserves (3,807)(3,723)(3,611)
Note: Financial statements are not audited.

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