20 Carlton St, Suite 126
Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
Founder: Michael Prosserman
Board Chair: Adam Silver

Charitable Reg. #:85735 9012 RR0001

STAR RATING

Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

✔+

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.

A+

RESULTS REPORTING

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

n/r

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT

The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.

NEED FOR FUNDING

Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.

73%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 73 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About Unity Charity:

Founded in 2008, Unity Charity’s mission is to use hip-hop to improve young people’s lives and create healthier communities. Unity offers its programming free of charge to youth in underserved neighborhoods in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northern Alberta, and British Columbia. Its two main programs, Inspire and Engage, are provided at schools and community spaces and have reached 41,420 youth across Canada. Unity’s goal is to reach 150,000 youth by 2019.

The Inspire programs include the Unity Day Assembly, Unity Day Festival, Unity Bookings, and its Alumni Program. At these programs, Unity artists perform and share personal stories about how art triggered a positive change in their lives to increase awareness of the importance of community, stress management, and mental health.

Engage is Unity’s after-school and community hip-hop dance program where participants are given structured lesson plans and goals. In F2016, Unity held 10 after-school and 13 community weekly Engage programs with 332 total participants.

Unity Charity surveys its participants and found that 78% of after-school program participants agreed the program helped them develop leadership skills, 75% learned new ways to express stress, 74% became more understanding of other people’s feelings, and 55% felt safer at a Unity program than other places.

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Finances

Unity Charity is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 15% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every dollar donated, 73 cents go towards Unity’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $446k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 50%. This means that the charity can cover 6 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, showing a need for funding.

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

Updated June 28, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.4%12.5%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.9%11.1%16.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 50.4%77.1%62.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201620152014
Donations 1,010,8571,078,185763,207
Fees for service 198,160120,614161,421
Business activities (net) 10,44513,93631,674
Investment income 5981,2600
Total revenues 1,220,0601,213,995956,302
Program costs 885,273774,968686,679
Administrative costs 187,908151,894102,773
Fundraising costs 120,456119,341125,827
Cash flow from operations 26,423167,79241,023
Funding reserves 446,250597,778426,225

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 12

Avg. Compensation $40,147

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
5
< $40k
5

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

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