United Way of Calgary and Area has one of the lowest fundraising cost ratios in Canada. United Way’s three-year fundraising and administrative costs average 14 to 16%. In 2019, our fundraising costs are 15.9% of revenue, well below the Canada Revenue Agency’s acceptable level of 35%, and well within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range of 5 to 35%. As a registered Canadian charity, United Way files a T3010 report with CRA annually, detailing all of its fundraising, related operating costs, executive compensation, and other costs. The latest CRA T3010 data can be found at cra-arc.gc.ca. To see United Way’s detailed financial statements, visit our Financials page.
United Way holds itself accountable to its donors, and invests donated resources as wisely, efficiently, and effectively as possible, generating a high return on community investment. We rigorously monitor and report on the impact of our investments so donors can be confident their investment is making a positive difference.