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MADA Community Center

6875 Boulevard Décarie
Montreal, QC H3W 3E4
Executive Director: Chaim Shlomo Cohen
Board President: Peasch Nussbaum

Charitable Reg. #: 85635 6068 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C-

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

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [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 #66

Avg. Compensation $20,326

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 9
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About MADA Community Center:

MADA Community Center (MADA) provides people in need with the basic necessities of life, aiming to preserve their dignity and help them become self-sufficient community members. It is a volunteer-based, Jewish organization that addresses poverty in Montreal through free social and crisis services.  Its services include a food bank, cafeteria, clothing store, Shabbat to Share program, furniture store, counselling and social programs. The distribution of donated goods makes up 73% of program spending, food and kitchen supplies make up 20% of program spending, and activities and special programs make up 7% of spending.

MADA Community Center reports that it distributes 7,160 food baskets each month, and that its kitchen served 316,900 hot meals last year. Under its Shabbat to Share program, volunteers visit and deliver Shabbat meals to elderly patrons with special needs. During Passover in 2016, 10 community Seders received 5,000 Passover meals. Further, MADA delivered 1,700 Passover holiday baskets and 1,200 kosher baskets for Passover Shabbat to Share boxes.

Financial Review:

MADA Community Center is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $3.2m in F2015. In F2015, the charity also received $1.3m in donated goods. Its administrative costs are 4% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 93 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of ($2.7m) due to $2.2m in mortgage payable and $546k in construction bank loan.

This charity report is being reviewed by MADA Community Center. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 13, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%3.3%4.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.0%3.0%4.4%
Program cost coverage (%) (73.4%)(60.7%)6.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,246,3203,625,6072,165,065
Goods in kind 1,325,1791,142,0101,373,849
Business activities (net) 121,723146,599130,713
Investment income (5,677)2,4553,253
Total revenues 4,687,5454,916,6713,672,880
Program costs 3,728,7923,327,0773,313,845
Grants 0021,365
Administrative costs 200,923160,758172,772
Fundraising costs 96,595107,81394,157
Other costs 140,53926,11314,226
Cash flow from operations 520,6961,294,91056,515
Funding reserves (2,738,209)(2,017,745)227,009
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($201k) in F2015, by ($61k) in F2014, and by ($69k) in F2013.

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