Windsor Downtown Mission
Windsor, ON N9A 4N2
Executive Director: Ron Dunn
Board Chair: Dan Wilson
Charitable Reg. #: 11926 0420 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 #95
Avg. Compensation $19,663
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Windsor Downtown Mission:
Founded in 1972, Windsor Downtown Mission is a Christian charity that works to help poor and homeless people in Windsor, Ontario. Windsor Downtown Mission runs four main programs: Food Support, Sanctuary Programs, Wellness Programs, and Enterprise Programs.
Windsor Downtown Mission’s Food Support program offers hot meals, a food bank, and the FRESH program. In F2018, Windsor Downtown Mission saved 1,490,708 pounds of food and distributed it to over 64 local schools and agencies. It also provided 330,537 meals and food and clothing for 15,929 people.
Windsor Downtown Mission’s Sanctuary Programs include hygiene items, showers, and haircare services. In F2018, it reports providing 9,625 showers and 307 haircuts. Windsor Downtown Mission also provided dental care for 380 individuals.
Windsor Downtown Mission’s Wellness Programs include The Phoenix Recovery program, Health Care Navigator, Women’s Group, Field Trips & Community Events, Income Tax Preparation, and more. In F2018, Windsor Downtown Mission filed 2,234 tax returns and responded to 6,814 distress texts and calls. It reports supporting 14 people through their recovery journey in the Phoenix Program.
Results and Impact:
Windsor Downtown Mission reports that its FRESH program resulted in a total savings of $405 on fresh produce per person per year. Additionally, it reports that the program resulted in a 17% increase in fruit, an 8% increase in vegetables, and a 62% decrease in prepared food delivered to schools in 2017 compared to 2016.
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Windsor Downtown Mission’s results and impact.
Windsor Downtown Mission is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $3.1m in F2018. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.1m can cover 2 months of annual program costs.
In F2018, Windsor Downtown Mission paid external fundraisers $68k to raise $2.6m for a cost of 3 cents per dollar raised.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Windsor Downtown Mission for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 18, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending November
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||12.3%||6.4%||3.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.3%||7.5%||13.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||20.6%||21.9%||38.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||2,526||6,301||3,029|
|Business activities (net)||150||150||74|
|Cash flow from operations||(601)||1,780||677|