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Canadian Endowments, Foundations, and Not-for-Profits Survey

Mercer is pleased to present findings from its second annual Canadian endowments, foundations, and not-for-profit survey. The survey, which includes information collected in 2013 and 2014, covers 38 endowments and foundations with total assets of more than $7 billion and funds ranging in size from $5 million to over $1.4 billion. The average fund size in the survey is $219 million. Results were compiled as of December 31, 2013.

The charts and tables that follow are intended to give you an overview of the types and sizes of respondents' funds. Throughout the survey, respondents' funds are categorized as follows:

By assets:

  • Small funds (less than $100 million in assets)
  • Medium-sized funds (between $100 million and $250 million on assets)
  • Large funds (more than $250 million in assets)

By endowment, foundation, and not-for-profit sector (number of respondents):

  • Education (15)
  • Health (6)
  • Public (7)
  • Community (10)




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