Mazon Canada

301 - 788 Marlee Avenue
Toronto, ON M6B 3K1
Executive Director: Jay Broadbar
President: Murray Lukawitz

Charitable Reg. #: 10768 0779 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Public Foundation

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 upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #3

Avg. Compensation $43,646

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 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Mazon Canada:

Founded in 1987, Mazon Canada is a national response by Canada's Jewish community to address hunger by fundraising and supporting food banks across Canada. Mazon Canada seeks to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in Canada, and reports that 851,014 Canadians received help from a food bank in March 2011. It calls on the Jewish community's mitzvah tzedakah (obligation of charity) to address this social injustice. It encourages its supporters to symbolically invite a hungry stranger to their table by asking for a donation of 3% of food costs of any simcha or milestone event.

Mazon Canada grants these funds on a non-denominational basis to food banks across Canada. Mazon Canada receives grant requests from food banks, school programs, and in from the cold programs and annually makes grants in the spring. Mazon Canada focuses grants on smaller food banks that lack resources. Since 1986, MAZON has allocated almost $8 million to hunger programs across Canada, and in 2017 granted over $300,000 to over 125 organizations.

Financial Review:

Mazon Canada is a micro-cap charity with $572k in 2016 donations. From cost allocations reported on Mazon Canada's T3010 filings, administrative costs are 21% of revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every dollar donated, 71 cents go towards the charity’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Mazon Canada has $1.3m in funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 400%. This means that the charity can cover 4 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

This charity profile is an update currently under review by Mazon Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 21, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 21.0%34.5%22.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.6%7.6%34.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 400.0%506.0%564.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 572,197512,838443,374
Special events 0091,521
Investment income 13,14211,04412,298
Total revenues 585,339523,882547,193
Program costs 77,03465,08034,689
Grants 258,530194,760187,143
Administrative costs 120,053176,901118,651
Fundraising costs 43,23038,746182,940
Cash flow from operations 86,49248,39523,770
Funding reserves 1,342,2221,314,8061,251,734
Note: Amortization was backed out of administrative costs, reducing administrative costs by $728 in 2016, $272 in 2015 and $386 in 2014.

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