Federation CJA

1 Cummins Sq. (Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.)
Montreal, QC H3W 1M6
President: Evan Feldman
CEO: Deborah Corber

Website: www.federationcja.org
Charitable Reg. #: 10670 2251 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

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 [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #114

Avg. Compensation $79,769

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 1
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 2
$200k - $250k 3
$160k - $200k 3
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Federation CJA:

Founded in 1917, Federation CJA (FCJA) supports the Montreal Jewish community by funding programs that strengthen Jewish life, education and values. FCJA reports that 1 in 5 Jews in Montreal live below the poverty line. Of this, 3650 are Jewish children under the age of 15. FCJA has made addressing this issue its top priority and have committed $11.3m to this cause for F2017.

FCJA focuses its funding on 4 issues: caring for the vulnerable, strengthening Jewish life and community, advancing communal Jewish interests, and global Jewish responsibility. Of the $32.5m in grants given, $2.2m went to Agence Ometz, $2m to Bronfman Jewish Education Centre and Bronfman Israel Experiences Centre, and $1.8m to Cummins Centre. In F2016, FCJA spent $6.3m on its Community Assistance program.

Federation CJA gave $3m in tuition assistance in F2016. Its Kosher Soup and school lunch program provided over 70,000 meals and delivered 32,249 children's books to families as part of its Generations Fund PJ Library project. FCJA gave 1,550 $1k grants to fund children in their first summer at Jewish overnight camp. As well, thanks to FCJA's activities, 2,073 holocaust survivors reported an increased sense of belonging to the community.

Financial Review:

Federation CJA is one of Canada's Major 100 charities, receiving donations of $47.3m in F2016. Reported together, fundraising and administrative costs make up 21% of total revenues. For every $1 donated, 79 cents go to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range.

CJA has funding reserves of $54.2m that can cover 140% of programs. Excluding donor-endowed funds of $6.2m, funding reserves can cover program costs for 1.3 years.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Federation CJA. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 19, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 20.7%16.8%18.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 139.9%120.3%160.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 47,29154,55444,328
Investment income (797)4,0045,290
Total revenues 46,49458,55849,618
Program costs 6,25511,6286,081
Grants 32,52837,30931,490
Fundraising & administrative costs 9,7779,1498,359
Cash flow from operations (2,065)4723,688
Funding reserves 54,24058,86260,287

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