B'Nai Levy Foundation

2 Rue Beth-Halevy
Boisbriand, QC J7E 4H4
Director: Hirsh Kraus
President: Vovly Rosenbaum

Charitable Reg. #:89646 9921 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 0/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 86 cents are available for programs.

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About B'Nai Levy Foundation:

B'Nai Levy Foundation is a 0-star charity with Low demonstrated impact. The charity is one of Canada's biggest charities with $25m in donations last year. Despite this, B'Nai Levy Foundation publicly reports very little information on how its programs. The charity does not have a website, is not financially transparent and does not report audited financial statements to the CRA. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

B’Nai Levy Foundation collects money to support Jewish education and maintain a house of worship, a Synagogue. It aims to strengthen the spiritual, ethical, and moral values of Jewish culture. The charity is located in the Quebec community of Kiryas Tosh which is home to approximately 3,000 Hasidic Jews. B’Nai Levy Foundation discloses operations in Canada, USA, and Israel but does not specify how much of its programming occurs in each of the countries.  

In F2020, B’Nai Levy Foundation allocated $13.8 million of its grants and program spending to community support and educational programs. The other $4.5m was spent on occupancy costs.  

In F2020, the charity reports granting $3.2 million to other charities. Its biggest grant in F2019 went to Kehilas Tosh which operates in the Canadian Kiryas Tosh community, giving money to poor people and providing scholarships to students.  

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has rated B'Nai Levy Foundation as Low impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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The charity’s financial statements have not been audited. Canadian Charities Directorate recommends that charities with income over $250k have audited financial statements.  

B’Nai Levy Foundation received donations of $24.8m in F2020. It also received $2.0m in fees for service revenue for its educational and administrative services. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 14%. For every dollar donated, 86 cents go towards the charity’s programs. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

B’Nai Levy Foundation has $1.3m in net funding reserves which could cover program costs for under one month. The charity also has $4.3m in debt.  

Ci used the most recent financial information available at the time of writing this report. No website or email address associated with this charity have been identified.  

Updated June 29, 2022 by Emma Saganowich.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.4%12.5%11.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.5%3.1%1.3%
Total overhead spending 13.9%15.6%12.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 6.9%(9.2%)(22.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 24,81316,36415,209
Fees for service 2,0411,4441,111
Total revenues 26,85417,80816,320
Program costs 15,08012,90712,306
Grants 3,1767542,235
Administrative costs 3,3352,2211,885
Fundraising costs 359509201
Total spending 21,95116,39116,627
Cash flow from operations 4,9021,417(307)
Funding reserves 1,259(1,256)(3,322)

Note: Ci reports grants listed on the charity’s T3010 for F2020, F2019, and F2018.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 3

Avg. compensation: $18,432

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2020

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001