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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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $31,609

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 4
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

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 $513k in F2015 donations. From cost allocations reported on Mazon Canada's T3010 filings, administrative costs are 34% of revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every dollar donated, 58 cents go towards the charity’s programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Mazon Canada has $1.3m in funding reserves, resulting a program cost coverage ratio of 506%. This means that the charity can cover 5 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 34.5%22.2%25.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.6%34.2%34.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 506.0%564.3%806.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 512,838443,374566,645
Special events 091,52198,563
Investment income 11,04412,29812,811
Total revenues 523,882547,193678,019
Program costs 65,08034,6896,300
Grants 194,760187,143148,130
Administrative costs 176,901118,651171,024
Fundraising costs 38,746182,940231,991
Cash flow from operations 48,39523,770120,574
Funding reserves 1,314,8061,251,7341,245,218
Note: Amortization was backed out of administrative costs, reducing administrative costs by ($272) in F2015, ($386) in F2014, and by ($434) in F2013.

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