46 Portland Street, 7th Floor
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H4
President & CEO: Sara Napier
Board Chair: John Rogers

Charitable Reg. #:11927 8232 RR0001

STAR RATING

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FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

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B-

RESULTS REPORTING

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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.

53%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 53 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About United Way Halifax:

Founded in 1925, United Way Halifax (UWH) raises funds to address poverty in the Halifax region. UWH focuses on poverty solutions, affordable housing, and homelessness. The charity reports that over 58,000 people in Halifax live in poverty and that 19,565 households are living in extreme poverty. The charity also reports that 40,000 households are spending more than 30% of household income on housing.

In F2018, UWH invested $4.0 million into the community. This included $1.3 million granted to community partners, $1.3 million in donor-designated grants, and $989k into its own work. UWH’s granting falls into three categories: poverty to prosperity, increasing community connectedness, and creating affordable housing. In total, the charity funds 68 community programs and several partnerships.

UWH partners with 211 Nova Scotia, a 24/7 support system dedicated to connecting people with services and programs offered by local community groups, non-profits, and the government.  In F2018, 35,000 Nova Scotia residents made calls to 211 and were connected to a network of over 4,300 community resources.

UWH has a goal of changing 50,000 lives in the next 5 years. To accomplish this goal it plans to: help 25,000 people gain a stronger sense of belonging in the community, improve heath and food security for 5,000 people, enable 15,000 people to gain education and skills needed to get out of poverty, and reduce homelessness for 5,000 individuals.

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Finances

United Way Halifax is a large charity with donations of $5.4m in F2018. Administration costs are 18% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 29% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 53 cents go to its programs. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range. United Way Halifax holds $3m in funding reserves. Funding reserves can cover program costs for 22 months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to United Way Halifax for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 11th, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.1%17.8%15.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 29.0%26.7%24.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 186.4%171.1%176.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201820172016
Donations 5,4165,2675,568
Investment income 133629114
Other income 111214
Total revenues 5,5605,9075,696
Program costs 335780
Grants 1,5952,2812,695
Donor-designated donations 1,3541,1911,459
Administrative costs 981940855
Fundraising costs 1,5721,4061,352
Cash flow from operations 2533(745)
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 3,0353,9994,885

Note: Ci removed amortization pro-rata from administrative and fundraising costs. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 31

Avg. Compensation $55,394

Top 10 staff salary range

$350k +
0
$300k - $350k
0
$250k - $300k
0
$200k - $250k
0
$160k - $200k
0
$120k - $160k
1
$80k - $120k
4
$40k - $80k
5
< $40k
0

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

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Website: www.unitedwayhalifax.ca
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