Jewish National Fund of Canada
Cote. St. Luc, QC H4W 2W8
CEO: Lance Davis
Board President: Ariella Weis-Benjamin
Charitable Reg. #: 10753 4877 RR0001
Grade: C-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 #39
Avg. Compensation $62,756
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$160k - $200k||2|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||4|
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About Jewish National Fund of Canada:
Founded in 1901, Jewish National Fund of Canada - Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL-JNF) is the Canadian branch of Jewish National Fund, working to develop the land and infrastructure of Israel. KKL-JNF is committed to reclaiming the Jewish homeland and to making Israel beautiful, strong, and peaceful. Jewish National Fund owns 13% of the land in Israel, much of which is in the Negev area. The charity has planted over 240 million trees, turning 700,000 acres of desert into livable land.
In F2016, KKL-JNF allocated $11.0 million to fund projects in Israel which fall into seven categories: forestry & environment, water preservation, security, community development, research & development, tourism & recreation, and education. In F2017, funding for projects fell to $5.7 million.
Recent drought in the Middle East has increased the importance of water preservation projects. KKL-JNF has built over 220 reservoirs and dams which collect fresh and recycled water, providing 40% of the water used in Israeli agriculture.
Results and Impact: Jewish National Fund of Canada reports that recycled water collected by its reservoirs is used to irrigate over 112,000 acres of crops. Without the reservoirs, farmers would be using valuable fresh water. KKL-JNF has recently funded security projects to plant trees in neighbourhoods near the Israel-Gaza border, making people feel safer and less exposed.
Jewish National Fund of Canada is a Large charity, with donations and special events fundraising of $12.6m in F2017. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 27% of donations. For every $1 donated, 56 cents go to the cause. This falls outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $20.9m in funding reserves which could cover its F2017 granting level for 3.7 years or its 3-year average granting for 2.4 years.
In 2015 and 2016, Jewish National Fund of Canada’s financial statements note that the charity has responded to certain issues raised during a CRA Charities Directorate audit. This information has been redacted in the recent audited financial statements. (see Audited Financial statements link above, Financial Note 14). No further information is currently available.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Jewish National Fund of Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 27, 2018 by Madison Kerr. Financial information updated by Kate Bahen.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.5%||10.3%||16.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||27.4%||11.8%||23.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||366.4%||153.0%||115.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||0||0||460|
|Program costs - International||5,702||11,033||9,316|
|Program costs - Canada||0||0||0|
|Cash flow from operations||2,562||11,671||162|