United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto
Toronto, ON M2R 3V2
Board Chair: Morris Perlis
Board Vice-Chair: Bruce Leboff
Charitable Reg. #: 10815 5797 RR0002
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 #73
Avg. Compensation $121,882
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$160k - $200k||6|
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About United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto:
The United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto is a Jewish communal organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Israel and around the world. Together with the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto, the organization operates as United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto (UJA). Historically, grants from the United Jewish Welfare Fund were directed to domestic receiptients in Canada. Beginning July of 2016, the United Jewish Welfare Fund is being renamed the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and will only house the Endowment Fund. All remaining operations will be moved to the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto.
The United Jewish Welfare Fund’s ongoing programs include assessing the social, educational, and communal needs of the Jewish community, allocating funds to qualified donees, raising funds for the Endowment Fund, allocating funds from the Endowment Fund to other qualified donees and charitable programs, and carrying out welfare, educational, cultural, and religious activities. The Welfare Fund's largest grant is directed towards Jewish day school affordability. These funds provide grants and subsidies to 2,200 students from lower and middle-income families in 14 Jewish day schools.
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto partners with 32 Toronto Jewish agencies, 52 affiliated schools, 18 Jewish Camps worldwide, and over 100 global Jewish agencies. UJA’s strategic plan aims to help Jewish people living below the poverty line, engage young Jews in Toronto with their peers in Israel, increase philanthropic work in Israel, advocate on behalf of Israeli and Jewish people, engage the young generation in Jewish life, and invest in Jewish education.
In F2015, UJA allocated its spending over several programs: Israel and Overseas programs (32% of spending), Jewish Education (26% of spending), Social Services (16% of spending), Identity, Culture and Community Centres (15% of spending), domestic advocacy (5% of spending), national programs (2% of spending) and reserves (4% of spending).
The United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto is a Major 100 charity, with donations of $75.8m in F2015. Its administrative costs were 16% of total revenues and, excluding the proceeds received from the United Jewish Appeal, its fundraising costs were 5% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 79 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. United Jewish Welfare Fund’s funding reserves of $221.1m include $58.7m in donor-endowed funds. This means that it can cover 2.4 years of its annual programs using its existing reserves, excluding donor-endowed funds. The foundation did not report the value of the donor-endowed funds in F2013 and F2014. The program cost coverage ratio, including donor-endowed funds, rose significantly in F2015 due to a $14.1m decrease in grants distributed in F2015.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 23, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.1%||17.8%||17.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||4.6%||6.3%||7.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||318.5%||230.7%||261.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||18,729||16,552||14,863|
|Business activities (net)||4,246||3,353||3,181|
|Cash flow from operations||13,913||(7,274)||4,994|