United Way Elgin Middlesex

409 King Street
London, ON N6B 1S5
CEO: Andrew Lockie
Board Chair: Elizabeth Maccabe

Website: www.unitedwaylm.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11926 0503 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: B+

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years 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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #27

Avg. Compensation $69,290

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About United Way Elgin Middlesex:

The United Way Elgin Middlesex (formerly United Way London Middlesex and United Way Elgin-St. Thomas) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community, and raises funds to address human service needs in London and Middlesex and Elgin Counties. The organization funds many agencies, specifically focusing on poverty, mental health, and beginnings and transitions (children and immigrants). It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. In addition, it organizes programs, including youth engagement and labor services.

United Way of London and Middlesex did not report its individual grants in F2016. However, in F2014, the United Way of London and Middlesex made grants to 81 programs, with more than 50 partners. The top 5 grant recipients in F2014 were Family Service Thames Valley ($511,000 or 9% of funds allocated to funded agencies), Boys' & Girls' Club of London ($482,500 or 8%), Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area ($412,500 or 7%), Canadian Mental Health Association - London & Middlesex ($368,000 or 6%) and the John Howard Society of London & District ($358,500 or 6%).

In F2016, United Way of London & Middlesex invested 39% of total investments into the Beginnings & Transitions programs, 25% to Mental Health programs, 23% towards Poverty and 12% to donor-designated uses and capacity building. Because of these investments, more than 4,000 households accessed basic needs supports such as food, clothing and health vouchers. Additionally, almost 10,000 children in London and Middlesex accessed United Way funded free or low-cost summer camps and after-school programs. Almost 7,000 people accessed United Way funded individual counselling or group workshops to address mental health concerns.

Financial Review:

In F2016, United Way of London & Middlesex received $9m in donations and grants, of which $2m came from other United Way chapters.  The charity does not disclose fundraising and administrative costs separately which accounted for 20% of revenues in F2016. For every dollar donated, 80 cents goes towards the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $3.3m in funding reserves, including $676k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed fund this covers less than 5 months of program costs and grants, indicating a need for funding.

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

Updated May 30th 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 20.2%19.1%19.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.6%48.7%56.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,0889,1648,726
Special events 939785
Investment income 149211238
Other income 341412
Total revenues 9,3649,4879,061
Program costs 962866906
Grants 6,0316,4316,366
Donor-designated donations 675571579
Fundraising & administrative costs 1,8641,7671,698
Cash flow from operations (168)(147)(488)
Funding reserves 3,3303,5544,096
Note: Ci reported donations gross of special events expense, increasing revenue and fundraising costs by $93k in F2016, $97k in F2015 and by $90k in F2014.

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