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United Way of Greater Saint John

28 Richmond Street
Saint John, NB E2L 3B2
Executive Director: Wendy MacDermott
Board Chair: Tanya Chapman

Charitable Reg. #: 11927 8190 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $61,475

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 4
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About United Way of Greater Saint John:

Founded in 1959, the United Way of Greater Saint John identifies and addresses the needs of its community in order to effectively unite people, volunteers and service providers and to build a stronger, self-sufficient community. It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. The organization funds a wide range of programs and services for children and youth, individuals and families, persons with disabilities, seniors, families in crisis, and youth at risk.

In F2015, the United Way of Greater Saint John granted $821k to 19 member organizations and provided transitional funding of $24k to two organizations. The top 5 grant recipients in F2015 were First Steps Housing Project Inc. ($100k or 12% of funds allocated to funded organizations), Family Plus Life Solutions ($75k or 9%), Saint John Learning Exchange Ltd. ($75k or 9%), Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Saint John ($70k or 9%), and Saint John Community Loan Fund ($65k or 8%). United Way of Greater Saint John also provided $15k in transitional funding to the Canadian Mental Health Association and $9k to the Saint John Human Development Council.

Financial Review:

In F2015 administrative costs were 4% of revenues and fundraising costs were 19% of donations. The charity has funding reserves of $706k, which cover 70% of annual program costs.

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

Updated August 18, 2015 by Zoe Best.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending February
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.2%3.5%10.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.3%18.2%19.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 69.6%78.6%76.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,297,4451,311,8251,279,030
Government funding 004,705
Fees for service 6,2852,9690
Special events 36,53259,04443,636
Investment income 12,05018,15914,775
Other income 5212,8460
Total revenues 1,352,8331,394,8431,342,146
Program costs 169,256157,6517,630
Grants 845,380844,930832,191
Donor-designated donations 136,02157,398100,116
Administrative costs 56,60848,734144,322
Fundraising costs 256,815249,171255,694
Cash flow from operations (111,247)36,9592,193
Funding reserves 706,244787,543640,980
Note: Ci adjusted fundraising and administrative costs for amortization, reducing administrative costs by $1.2k in F2015, $854 in F2014, and $701 in F2013, and reducing fundraising costs by $1.8k in F2015, $1.3k in F2014, and $1.1k in F2013.