Centraide of Greater Montreal (United Way Montreal)
Montreal, QC H3A 1B6
Executive Director: Lili-Anna Pereša
Board Chair: James C. Cherry
Charitable Reg. #: 11884 2517 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #92
Avg. Compensation $101,610
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||1|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||4|
|$120k - $160k||5|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Centraide of Greater Montreal (United Way Montreal):
Centraide of Greater Montreal (CGM) was founded through mergers of local Centraides in 1962. CGM has four areas of action: supporting youth, providing basic needs, helping the socially isolated and bringing communities together. The charity reports that 145,000 children grow up in families living in poverty in Greater Montreal and 1 in every 6 people in Montreal live in poor households. To support these people, CGM supports 350 local charities, organizes 1,600 work-place campaigns and recorded 57,000 agency volunteers.
In F2016, Centraide of Greater Montreal allocated $42.2m to local charities. CGM provided funding between $10k and 200k to the large majority of their supported charities. The top 10 grants make up 11% of total grants with the five largest grants being $1.4m to YMCA Quebec, $619k to Moisson Montreal, $407k to YWCA, $367k to Bureau de Consultation Jeunesse and $324k to CCS Community Services. In F2016, housing agencies supported by Centraide guided 40,000 people to find a decent place to live. Charities in Pointe-Saint-Charles held community meetings, where 100 residents came together to implement plans to improve their community. Additionally, CGM gave money to support NDG Food Depot gardens, where 85% of visitors reported a positive change in eating habits.
Centraide of Greater Montreal started the Collective Impact Project, a new form of support for community development. With $21m committed over 5 years, the project aims to propel change in 17 neighbourhoods on the island of Montreal.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is one of Canada's Major 100 charities. It received donations of $53.4m in F2016. Administrative costs are 6% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of total donations. Overall, for every dollar donated 86 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci's reasonable range. CGM has total funding reserves of $30.3m, including $1.7m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover the charity's annual program costs for 8 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 11, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.3%||6.9%||6.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||7.7%||7.8%||8.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||65.9%||66.1%||63.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(217)||(1,814)||(3,997)|