Mazon Canada

301 - 788 Marlee Avenue
Toronto, ON M6B 3K1
Executive Director: Jay Broadbar
President: Murray Lukawitz

Charitable Reg. #: 10768 0779 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Public Foundation

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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 available only upon request

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $43,089

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 2
< $40k 3
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Mazon Canada:

Founded in 1987, Mazon Canada is a national response by Canada's Jewish community to address hunger by fundraising and supporting food banks across Canada. Mazon Canada seeks to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in Canada. It calls on the Jewish community's mitzvah tzedakah (obligation of charity) to address this social injustice. It encourages its supporters to symbolically invite a hungry stranger to their table by asking for a donation of 3% of food costs of any simcha or milestone event.

Mazon Canada grants these funds on a non-denominational basis to food banks across Canada. Mazon Canada receives grant requests from food banks, school programs, and in from the cold programs and annually makes grants in the spring. Mazon Canada focuses grants on smaller food banks that lack resources. In 2014, Mazon Canada donated $200,000 to frontline charities. This is a 35% increase over 2013 grants.

Financial Review:

From cost allocations reported on Mazon Canada's T3010 filings, fundraising costs were 35% of donations in 2013 and administrative costs were 26% of revenues. Mazon Canada spent a combined $403k to grant $146k. Management says that this is under current review with an intention to improve cost efficiencies. Mazon Canada has $1.2m in unrestricted funding reserves that represent 8 times its annual grants.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 25.7%21.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 34.9%32.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 806.3%886.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 566,645605,931
Special events 98,56397,128
Investment income 12,81110,860
Total revenues 678,019713,919
Program costs 6,3005,300
Grants 148,130120,020
Administrative costs 171,024154,105
Fundraising costs 231,991226,179
Cash flow from operations 120,574208,315
Funding reserves 1,245,2181,110,715

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