United Way Halifax
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H4
President & CEO: Sara Napier
Board Chair: John Rogers
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 8232 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 #26
Avg. Compensation $48,741
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About United Way Halifax:
Founded in 1925, United Way Halifax (UWH) raises funds to build a strong community and address poverty in the Halifax region. It does so by investing in local charities based on its strategic plans. The charity has 4 strategic objectives: to create opportunities for poor people, strengthen neighbourhoods, promote healthy living standards and improve people’s sense of belonging. UWH receives donations mostly from its workplace campaigns. It reports that 1 in every 8 people in Halifax lives in poverty, 1 in 5 is food insecure and 1 in 4 spends more than 30% of income on housing.
In F2016, United Way Halifax allocated $4.2m to local charities through community investments and donor designated grants and spent $927k on its own programs. United Way Halifax funds 48 community agencies and several partnerships. It does not report grant amounts or grant recipients. UWH funded the LGBT Youth Project which promotes healthy eating though cooking and fitness classes for deaf people. It also gave money to Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to support immigrants in the community and help them gain more skills. UWH organizes the Raise a Hand for Halifax school program, giving out handouts to students and teachers to inform them of prevalent social issues. The charity also funds the 211 helpline, which directs callers to over 4,000 services.
United Way Halifax ran its Living on the Edge program in F2015. The program allows 500 participants to simulate the lives of poor people in Halifax. 99% of the participants reported that they understood the struggles of poor people better.
United Way Halifax is a mid-cap charity with donations of $5.6m in F2015. Administration costs are 15% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 60 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. United Way Halifax holds $4.9m in funding reserves which can cover program costs for a year and nine months.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 15th, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||15.3%||12.7%||13.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.3%||17.8%||19.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||176.0%||249.1%||260.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(745)||161||131|