2016 Charity 100: Grades

Scan our lists to see which charities are run most efficiently

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From the December 2015 issue of the magazine.

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ENVIRONMENT

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Canadian Wildlife Federation cwf-fcf.org 67% B- B- $27.78 B B 6 A+ A+ C- C- B B 57 11 $63,000 $3,915,000 B+
Ducks Unlimited Canada ducks.ca 77% A A $55.11 D D 14 A+ A+ A+ A+ $355,000 A- A-
400 90 $1,463,714 $31,292,809 Ducks Unlimited Canada conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Habitat Conservation, Scientific Research, Conservation Education, Public Policy Ducks measures its’ goals interms of the number of acres conserved, its revenue, supporters Exceeded all three measures. A-
Nature Conservancy of Canada natureconservancy.ca 83% A A $23.14 B B 14 A+ A+ A+ A+ $199,917 A A
238 49 $1,479,343 $13,914,752 “The Nature Conservancy of Canada will lead, innovate and use creativity in the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage.
We will secure important natural areas through their purchase, donation or other mechanisms, and then manage these properties for the long term.”
Acquisition and stewardship of ecologically sensitive land, the natural areas conservation program, conservation volunteers, conservation Interns and nature days We set annual goals/targets and measure ourselves on the quantity and quality of our conservation. We also measure fundraising effectiveness, engagement and brand awareness. Every quarter we report to our Board on more than 40 indices that reflect our outcomes. In the past fiscal year we met or exceeded our goals on all indices. A
World Wildlife Fund Canada wwf.ca 72% B- B- $28.60 B B 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ $231,977 A- A-
120 8 $273,247 $10,459,006 To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption; and conserving the world’s biological diversity All our conservation results are driven through the work of our major Conservation programs – Arctic, Freshwater, Oceans, Nature and Communities. The programs are designed to build practices that result in healthy habitats and species at the same time as ensuring community and economic benefits for long lasting sustainability. We work with corporate, government, universities, community leaders, other non-governmental organizations and First Nations and Inuit‎ partners and associates. Each project has a series of milestones against which progress to the planned conservation outcomes, which are generally long term in nature, are measured. In addition, in the current year and as part of our five year planning process, we have developed economic and species measures for each significant project, against which progress will be measured going forward. Last year, in most areas, the planned progress was made against the longer term project plans and some projects successfully completed, such as the successful announcement of the BC Water Act, our oil spill trajectory modelling, and the launch of the new “Go Wild’ program. As a transition year to a new plan, work on some projects is being completed and the planning for new areas commenced. For example, we were successfully part of the Marine Planning Process in BC, completed earlier this year. A


FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Calgary Foundation calgaryfoundation.org 89% A- A- $0.01 A+ A+ 119 N.A. N.A. A+ A+ A+ A+ 22 3 $21,070 $1,915,105 The Calgary Foundation for community, forever – to nurture a great community that supports all people, where a strong charitable sector addresses the community needs now and into the future. To achieve this mission, the Calgary Foundation: Builds and shares knowledge of the community, its needs and opportunities; inspires philanthropy and matches donors with the needs about which they care deeply; engages citizens in community building; builds a permanent endowment to address the needs of today and the needs of tomorrow that we cannot yet see; and, strengthens charities in all parts of the charitable sector The Calgary Foundation measures its effectiveness through donor and citizen surveys, community consultations, the amount of funds granted to charities and impact reports from charities on impact of these grants. The organization also tracks the number of citizens touched by our grassroots granting programs; the number of participants in community engagement activities and growth of the endowment both by new contributions and market returns Last year, the Calgary Foundation received $59.9 million in new gifts and granted $47.3 million to over 900 charitable organizations — the asset base is currently at $834.4 million. Fund founders indicated strong satisfaction with the Foundation. The respondents cited the key strengths to be community impact, contribution to donors’ impact and community leadership. Since 2012, 14,000 citizens have taken part in Neighbour Grants-supported projects across Calgary and area, organized by over 300 volunteers. Not Rated
Canadian UNICEF Committee unicef.ca 73% C- C- $33.22 D D 2 B B A+ A+ B- B-
73 9 $104,625 $6,254,748 UNICEF’s mission is to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter where they are in the world. We are committed to take action, save, rehabilitate and watch over children, especially the most vulnerable. As part of the UN, we’re active in more countries and have saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. With a focus on child survival and well-being, UNICEF has health, education and protection programs across the globe reaching vulnerable and marginalized children, including hundreds of millions in conflict zones. We provide 40% of the world’s children with vaccinations, promote education and child protection activities and policies to ensure every child is healthy, safe, educated and has opportunities to thrive. We measure progress against the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000 and publish annual reports on the metrics for child well-being. Our data is used by the UN, leading NGOs and governments to assess and strategically implement programs that save children’s lives and allow them to thrive. With the work of UNICEF and its partners, significant progress has been made on child survival and well-being. As the global data leader, we measure improvements for children. In 1990, 12.7 million children under age five died of preventable causes. By 2014 it was down to 5.9 million children. In 2000, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus was a fatal disease for babies in 59 countries. With the work of UNICEF and partners in immunizing mothers, today the disease has been eliminated in 38 countries. A-
Canadian Women’s Foundation canadianwomen.org 72% C- C- $11.54 B- B- 24 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A-
27 3 $109,277 $2,387,309 We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. The Canadian Women’s Foundation raises money to end violence against women, move women out of poverty and build strong resilient girls through funding, researching and promoting best practices. We are a leading voice for women in Canada. We fund life-changing programs designed to help women move out of poverty. Through these unique programs, we help women learn a skilled trade, start a small business, or get work experience. We also fund programs that help women move into confidence. These programs engage their body, mind, and spirit, and at-risk girls can explore science and technology. All our programs have individual evaluations that measure the impact our foundation-funded activities have on ending violence against women, moving women out of poverty and building strong resilient girls. Based on the responses of program participants and the programs outcomes, our activities had a significant impact on helping stop the violence against women and ending poverty and empowering girls by teaching them how to recognize and prevent abusive relationships. A-
Centraide of Greater Montreal centraide-mtl.org 86% A- A- $13.48 B- B- 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A 97 16 $199,055 $8,985,032 To maximize financial and volunteer resources, so that Centraide, particularly by funding community agencies and working in partnership with them, can promote caring and social involvement in order to improve the quality of life in our community and empower its most vulnerable members to take charge of their lives. In 2009-2010, Centraide measured poverty in Greater Montreal and updated its social investment priorities to act even more strategically and proactively. This exercise led to the publication of the 2010-2015 strategy of Centraide of Greater Montreal for fighting poverty and social exclusion. B+
Edmonton Community Foundation ecfoundation.org 76% C+ C+ $1.83 A+ A+ 217 N.A. N.A. A+ A+ A A 13 5 $360,701 $1,646,323 Edmonton Community Foundation exists to help the people of Edmonton and area by encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities. Through contributions from donors, the Foundation assembles and administers permanent pools of capital so the returns can be perpetually reinvested in our community. The Foundation compliments and supports other charitable agencies. Working with donors to fulfill their philanthropic dreams through the power of endowment, thereby increasing support for Canadian charities primarily, but not exclusively in the greater Edmonton area. The Foundation provides grants across six areas of charitable endeavour: education, health, arts, environment, recreation, environment, human services and assisting students with scholarships/bursaries The Foundation measures its progess by the number of gift, amounts granted, number of endowment funds, destination of grants (sectors funded), granting reports, non numerical assessments from specialist volunteers regarding grants and the number of students supported (in accordance with the intent and purpose of the particular award funds) and measuring its return on investment. While contributions were down grants were up. As a result, gross ROI was lower than the previous year but were better when compared to the market the Foundation performed better. The Foundation’s asset base also grew. as did the number of new funds and will intentions. Student recipients and total dollars awarded both increased. Outreach to community via appropriate communications grew. All sectors of our mandate received support. C-
Federation CJA federationcja.org 76% C+ C+ $8.37 A- A- 8 A+ A+ A A A- A- 123 30 $131,634 $7,845,378 To preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life and engagement in Montreal, Israel and the world by caring for the vulnerable, strengthening Jewish identity, and advancing our communal interests. We raise the funds, through an annual campaign (Combined Jewish Appeal) and planned giving and endowments, and then allocate those funds strategically to organizations that deliver the programs/activities to further our mission. In fundraising, we measure total dollars raised in each category of giving by comparison with previous years, donor penetration including retention of existing donors and engagement of new donors, increases in corporate sponsorship to offset fundraising costs and ensure the most cost-effective fundraising operation. In allocations we measure the annual impact achieved by the organizations we fund, and the overall governance, management and evaluation effectiveness of each funded organization. We had an exceptional fundraising year, raising $36.2 million, $5 million in one-time free gifts, $3.3 million in one-time gifts designated to local and Israel-based projects, and $1.6 million for the Israel Relief Fund, from over 16,000 donors. We’ve also adopted a five-year strategic plan for the organization to grow our total financial resources and strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission. B
Royal Ontario Museum Foundation rom.on.casupport 70% C- C- $7.64 A- A- 34 A+ A+ A+ A+ $292,329 A- A- 25 1 $25,088 $2,140,559 To be a world-class fundraising organization, inspiring support and ensuring long-term sustainability for the ROM. The ROM Foundation is responsible for all philanthropic activities in support of the ROM’s highest priorities. Its work enables the ROM to better serve its diverse community, through the Young Patrons Circle, the Royal Patrons Circle, the Currelly Legacy Society, special events, and individual and corporate partnerships. The ROM Governors also manages endowment funds to ensure that economic value is protected and that investment income generated provides a steady stream of annual support. The ROM Foundation tracks growth, engagement and cost effectiveness through annual surveys, data analysis and volunteer input. All program activities are overseen by the Board and Board advisory committees to ensure efficacy and philanthropic impact. “In 2014, the Royal Ontario Museum celebrated its centennial and a special comprehensive Love the ROM Centennial Campaign generated over $20 million in support of the Museum.
The endowment also grew by 14.4% net for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 and over $1.4 million was granted to the ROM from investment returns.”
Not Rated
Salvation Army salvationarmy.ca 77% C+ C+ $8.90 A+ A+ 18 A+ A+ A+ A+ $278,799 A+ A+ 8000 61 $922,141 $21,612,835 The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Our community and social services include: hunger relief for individuals and families through food banks and feeding programs; shelter for people experiencing homelessness and support for those needing housing; rehabilitation for those struggling with addiction; Christmas assistance such as food hampers and toys; after-school programs, camps, and school nutrition programs for children and youth; and life-skills classes such as budgeting, cooking for a family, and anger management. We use program reviews, social service accreditation, and internal audits. In addition to our Audited Statements, we publish an Annual Review outlining the impact of our programs and activities. B+
United Way of Calgary and Area calgaryunitedway.org 89% A- A- $5.85 A- A- 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A
111 78 $1,090,014 $10,550,339 To improve lives and build extraordinary communities by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. We engage over 100 agencies through over 200 programs and collaborative initiatives through the focus areas of poverty, kids and community. We focus strongly on Social Return on Investment (SROI) We were successful. The range of work we do and the nature of programs and collaborative initiatives will vary both as to timing and extent. A
United Way of Greater Toronto unitedwaytyr.com 87% A- A- $11.03 A- A- 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+
188 101 $1,180,654 $17,170,169 United Way Toronto & York Region is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone from the waterfront of downtown Toronto, to the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term. Building Strong Communities — 401 programs; Helping Kids Be All They Can Be — 237 programs; Moving People from Poverty to Possibility —194 programs United Way Toronto & York Region invests supports a network of 220 agencies throughout our region that help people build a better future. We support vital programming in three main areas of focus that we believe are essential for our community to thrive, building strong communities, helping kids be all they can be, moving people from poverty to possibility We were successful in achieving these measures. A-
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region myunitedway.ca 82% A- A- $10.09 A+ A+ 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ 65 5 $4,608 $1,237,521 The mission of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is to mobilize collective action to create pathways out of poverty. United Way is working to break the cycle of poverty in the Alberta Capital Region. We have the largest & most extensive network of funded partners, all aligned with our mission to create pathways out of poverty. We work with 50+ social service agencies to deliver 80+ programs, in three areas: Education, Income & Wellness, covering urgent & long-term needs. With financial & volunteer community support we invest donations in social programs to support the most vulnerable people. All of our funded partners are required provide annual reports on the programs funded by United Way. Agencies are asked to submit information on their overall organization, program updates, program impact, outputs and outcomes as well as demonstrate overall financial stability. All funded partners must demonstrate and report on program impact as it aligns to United Way’s strategic direction, in further ensuring that funded programs are enabling us to deliver on our mission to end poverty. In the past year, 100% of our funded community partners upheld their required reporting responsibilities. Results for Education focus: 40,000+ children got support to help them succeed in school. Income focus: 60,000+ people got help with financial stability & independence. Wellness focus: 65,000+ people got help to deal with personal challenges & family struggles. B+
United Way of the Lower Mainland uwlm.ca 83% A- A- $17.25 B- B- 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A 76 16 $293,060 $7,151,419 To strengthen our community’s capacity to address social issues. We bring together the right people to make change. We collaborate with donors, social service agencies, unions, universities and community leaders to tackle social issues. All that kids can be: The early years set the path for life-long learning and behaviours. 95% of kids at a United Way funded after-school program said they are getting along better with other kids. From poverty to possibility: Poverty is a complex issue. United Way invested in 26 agencies focused on helping people get the food We have a performance score card which evaluate and weighs: Donor specific connection, Level of need/significance in community, Contribution to desired community outcome, Accountability & performance, Brand alignment 52,000 children got help for the best start in life; 65,000 nutritious meals and snacks served; 15,000 seniors used programs & services. Collaboration and partnerships with 154 agencies, 30 social planning tables and coalitions, 5,000+ volunteers, five school districts and two universities, 576 employee giving campaigns, 500 local unions, 43,000+ donors, three levels of government including provincial, regional and 26 municipalities. B+
United Way of Winnipeg unitedwaywinnipeg.ca 80% A- A- $19.27 B- B- 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A
65 23 $393,298 $5,065,037 To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Programs and activities are focused in three pillar areas: “helping kids be all that they can be”, “moving people from poverty to possibility” and “supporting healthy people and strong communities”. To ensure outcomes in each of these areas we provide stable funding for over 100 agencies operating programs that support the mission. We also convene stakeholders in government, business and community organizations to work on joint initiatives. All funded agencies are required to report on the outputs and outcomes related to our investment. We track number of agency partners who are meeting their key measures. We do a review of organizational effectiveness of funded agencies at least once a year. We also developed a community indicator system that measures overall community progress on quality of life issues. United Way led programs also report on outcomes 81% of funded agencies are using clearly defined activity measures, indicators and benchmarks A-
United Way Ottawa unitedwayottawa.ca 84% A- A- $7.33 A- A- 2 B B A+ A+ $186,000 A A 97 34 $286,969 $5,812,893 Our mission is to bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all. In 2014-15, thanks to the generosity of donors, we aim to change 57,000 lives by investing in local programs, services and other initiatives. Through three focus areas (All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People, Strong Communities, and Poverty to Possibility) and 10 priorities, we support our city’s most vulnerable. Some of our priorities include ensuring youth succeed in school, helping people with mental health and addiction issues and helping isolated seniors. United Way Ottawa uses results based accountability to determine the impact of our investments and work in Ottawa. It’s used to help us ensure we reach our goals. Examples of our outcomes and indicators include: Youth are making positive decisions about drug use, the percentage of youth who reduce or stop using one or more drugs in less than a year Thanks to donors, we raised enough funds to help change the lives of 57,000 people in our city in 2014/2015. As an example, the organization’s work to encourage on participation in an addiction counseling program, 75% of youth reduce or stop using one or more drugs and 82% of seniors supported to stay in their home experienced a decrease in isolation B+
Vancouver Foundation vancouverfoundation.ca 84% A- A- $4.54 A+ A+ 184 N.A. N.A. A+ A+ A+ A+ 62 8 $397,097 $4,749,759 To harness the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities. Our purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. Grants to charities in diverse fields such as arts and culture, environment, education, health and social development, youth engagement etc. Project reports from charities we fund; learning cohorts which involve donors, practioners, engaged beneficiaries etc.; community impact surveys such as Vital Signs. The organization also produces donor satisfaction surveys, investment reports/financial benchmarks, audited financial statements We granted $54.5 million to 2,868 charities. Of this amount, 42% was Welfare, 27% Education, 13% Health, 13% Benefits to Community and 5% was Religion (using CRA categories). We raised $41.5 million from 3,465 gifts. We earned $82.1 million in investment and interest income. Not Rated

HEALTH/HEALTH SERVICES

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Alberta Cancer Foundation albertacancer.ca 59% D D $36.50 D D 4 A+ A+ C- C- C- C- 47 4 $37,041 $4,329,924 While contributions were down grants were up. As a result, gross ROI was lower than the previous year but were better when compared to the market the Foundation performed better. The Foundation’s asset base also grew. as did the number of new funds and will intentions. Student recipients and total dollars awarded both increased. Outreach to community via appropriate communications grew. All sectors of our mandate received support. B-
BC Cancer Foundation bccancerfoundation.com 58% D D $29.74 B B 28 A+ A+ A+ A+ $350,000 B+ B+ 54 15 $527,490 $5,089,845 A world free from cancer Supporting cancer research programs that are deemed a priority by our partner the BC Cancer Agency. Emboldened by the courage of cancer patients, the brilliance of our clinicians and researchers and the hope and optimism of our donors, the BC Cancer Foundation invests in areas that hold the greatest promise and initiatives that expand our understanding of cancer on a daily basis. One key measure is achieving annual financial targets in order to fulfill our commitments to our partner, the BC Cancer Agency. Last year a financial goal was set at $42.5 million. This goals was overachieved by 123% when we closed our fiscal year off with a total of $52.2 million raised in support of cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. We exceeded our financial targets for Fiscal 2015. B
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation cbcf.org 55% D D $36.02 D D 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 168 61 $566,286 $14,299,106 The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada’s leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to funding relevant and innovative research and supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community As a national leader in breast cancer funding, the Foundation has allocated $300 million towards breast cancer research, health promotion, advocacy, education and awareness programs since 1986. We track all research grants to monitor publications and patents and monitor changes to clinical guidelines and practice arising from our support; our health programs track increased knowledge and understanding of breast cancer risk factors and screening, as well as the intention to change behaviors. “In 2014, the Royal Ontario Museum celebrated its centennial and a special comprehensive Love the ROM Centennial Campaign generated over $20 million in support of the Museum.
The endowment also grew by 14.4% net for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 and over $1.4 million was granted to the ROM from investment returns.”
B+
Canadian Cancer Society-Quebec Division cancer.caen/?region=qc 66% B B $34.23 C- C- 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ $200,000 A- A-
253 95 $1,466,164 $10,833,139 The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The money raised by the Canadian Cancer Society funds innovative research projects and helps support people living with cancer. It also helps prevent cancers and push for laws that protect public health. In addition to our Audited Statements, we publish an Annual Review outlining the impact of our programs and activities. A-
Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division cancer.ca 43% D D $51.01 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B 82 40 $770,253 $6,053,370 The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers and staff whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society funds the most promising cancer research that discovers new ways to better prevent, detect, treat and beat cancer. We’re here for all Canadians living with cancer and provide financial, emotional and practical support. And, knowing that about half of all cancers can be prevented, the Society is a leader in cancer prevention as we advocate for healthy public policies and educate Canadians on the steps they can take to reduce their risk of developing cancer. “The Canadian Cancer Society has a Nationwide Strategic Plan 2010-2015 as well as the annually created Alberta/NWT Division’s Planning for Results Business Plan, which outlines the following priorities:
reduce cancer incidence rates
reduce cancer mortality rates
enhance quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer”
We were successful. The range of work we do and the nature of programs and collaborative initiatives will vary both as to timing and extent. B+
Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division cancer.caen/?region=bc 59% D D $39.22 D D 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 144 133 $2,582,273 $14,474,268 The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society funds innovative, life-saving cancer research and important support programs for people living with cancer and their families. The Society also delivers prevention and health advocacy initiatives to reduce the impact of cancer, knowing that about half of cancers can be prevented. The Canadian Cancer Society measures impact through the innovative research we fund and the impact of our support programs and advocacy work. With programs like Camp Goodtimes for children fighting cancer, financial assistance, cancer information services and our peer-to-peer CancerConnection program. We were successful in achieving these measures. B+
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division cancer.caen/?region=on 54% D D $49.13 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ $300,000 B- B- 397 145 $1,205,000 $28,175,000 The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society funds leading cancer research, offers information and support services, engages in prevention activities, and advocates for healthy public policies that help prevent cancer and save lives. The Canadian Cancer Society measures success by our impact on the quality of cancer research we fund and the number of people we serve with prevention campaigns, quit smoking support, authoritative information about cancer, rides to and from cancer treatments, one-on-one peer support and engagement in the fight against cancer. As well, we work with government to shape healthy public policies. In the past year, 100% of our funded community partners upheld their required reporting responsibilities. Results for Education focus: 40,000+ children got support to help them succeed in school. Income focus: 60,000+ people got help with financial stability & independence. Wellness focus: 65,000+ people got help to deal with personal challenges & family struggles. B+
Canadian Diabetes Association diabetes.ca 55% D D $47.90 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 266 49 $1,460,253 $24,149,234 To lead the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure. 1-800-BANTING; expos; workshops and webinars; a website with helpful information; D-Camps for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families; resources to health care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes most particularly our Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada; advocates to governments, schools, workplaces and others on behalf of people with diabetes; funds research on better treatments and to find a cure. The Association measures it’s progresss by tracking servicesit delivers to the public: volume of calls to hotline; Expo attendance; website traffic; camp attendance as well as tracking the number of grants/awards annually. Grants are awarded to the researchers in the outstanding and excellent categories as based on a strict peer review process. 52,000 children got help for the best start in life; 65,000 nutritious meals and snacks served; 15,000 seniors used programs & services. Collaboration and partnerships with 154 agencies, 30 social planning tables and coalitions, 5,000+ volunteers, five school districts and two universities, 576 employee giving campaigns, 500 local unions, 43,000+ donors, three levels of government including provincial, regional and 26 municipalities. B-
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) cnib.ca 69% B B $54.83 D D 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ $334,327 B+ B+ 649 183 $3,303,924 $50,425,711 CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Community-based support for Canadians with vision loss to develop the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life, and a national voice, working alongside Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for an inclusive, barrier-free society. Programs and Services include: Emotional and wellness support, Post-vision loss rehabilitation therapy, CNIB Library, Assistive technology services, Career services, Child and family services and Deafblind services. CNIB tracks service participation and measures client impact through a variety of means, including client satisfaction surveys and impact reports. As part of our commitment to accountability, we are currently in the process of further improving our benchmarking model, including the use of standardized measurement tools and scales. 81% of funded agencies are using clearly defined activity measures, indicators and benchmarks B
Canadian Red Cross redcross.ca 86% A+ A+ $24.58 B B 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ $314,998 A+ A+
1696 5869 $107,756,550 $201,548,740 The Canadian Red Cross helps improve the lives of vulnerable people by building safer and healthier communities in Canada and around the world. We take a holistic and community-based approach to our operations, carefully ensuring our investments in health and safety programming bring efficient, meaningful and sustainable change for the people who need it most. The primary focus of the Canadian Red Cross is community health and wellness, and lifesaving programming. We assess gaps in social services and implement activities inline with the four pillars of public safety; prevention, response, preparedness and recovery. Following a large-scale crisis, our global network can immediately mobilize the expertise and supplies needed to provide critical lifesaving support in 189 countries around the world. One of the first steps in disaster response is the deployment of a highly specialized field assessment team. Beneficiary surveys are conducted at various milestones to evaluate programming and the impact it has had on those reached. The Red Cross will frequently hire an independent assessment expert to evaluate our programming. Reports are then tabled to review lesson learned There are always lessons to learn after every emergency however we have found that beneficiary surveys from two recent emergencies, Alberta Floods and Lac Magentic, have returned with an overwhelmingly positive response. With the Alberta Floods response, 88% of clients agreed that the assistance they received from the Red Cross was important to their recovery process. A-
Cancer Research Society/Société de recherche sur le cancer societederecherchesurlecancer.ca 56% D D $37.34 D D 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 24 22 $83,858 $1,541,774 The Cancer Research Society is a national not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to fund research on all types of cancer, thereby contributing to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting, and treating this disease. The Cancer Research Society’s mission is 100% dedicated towards cancer research and as such it supports the efforts of the country’s best scientists, who make every effort to acquire the necessary knowledge to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To achieve its objectives, the Society is funding projects in two main areas: basic and environment – cancer research. Over the past 15 years, the Society has invested $119.1 million in research and has funded 769 new cancer research initiatives. All grants are awarded following a strict peer-review process where only the best applications are selected. Grants are awarded to researchers conditional to being informed each time they publish in a peer reviewed scientific journal acknowledging the Cancer Research Society or when they present their data. In addition, each researcher is requested to provide a final report at the end of the funding period explaining the impact of their work and listing all the outputs of their research. We granted $54.5 million to 2,868 charities. Of this amount, 42% was Welfare, 27% Education, 13% Health, 13% Benefits to Community and 5% was Religion (using CRA categories). We raised $41.5 million from 3,465 gifts. We earned $82.1 million in investment and interest income. B+
Cystic Fibrosis Canada cysticfibrosis.ca 56% D D $33.06 C- C- 11 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B 55 22 $501,443 $4,153,507 Our mission is to help people with cystic fibrosis. We fund research towards the goal of a cure or control for cystic fibrosis, support high quality CF care, promote public awareness of cystic fibrosis, and raise and allocate funds for these purposes. We fund best in-class, and peer reviewed research initiatives that focus on finding a cure and improving the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Canada has a robust clinical care program that supports 42 centers across Canada. We also have a quality improvement program for cystic fibrosis clinics ensuring support for patients increasingly complex quality of life needs. We advocate for government funded access to life changing medications and for universal CF newborn screening. Research is measured by periodic review of the publications that result from our research programs. Canadian guidelines for CF clinical care have been developed and published. Our Accreditation Site Visit program provides a measure of quality of clinical care and institutional accountability. Our advocacy efforts are measured against the success of our efforts in advocating for life changing medications and newborn screening across Canada. We also measure the change in the median age of survival. B-
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada heartandstroke.ca 52% D D $59.17 D D 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B-
260 272 $2,008,250 $54,959,297 Our vision is “Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.” Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery, through the levers of research, advocacy and health promotion. Our most important activities – investing in life-saving research, advocating for healthy public policies and health promotion – are focused on delivering impact in our three mission priority areas: preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery. Despite decades of progress, Canadians face a number of challenges: heart disease and stroke take one Canadian life every seven minutes; and about 1.6 million Canadians are living with the effects of heart disease and stroke. Our goals, by 2020, are to help reduce Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%, and to improve Canadians’ health by decreasing their risk factors for heart disease and stroke by 10%. We track the following key measures: the number of researchers funded; breakthrough achievements of funded research; policies changed and progress made on healthy public policies; the number of Canadians learing about and establishing healthy lifestyle choices; and the number of survivors/care partners receiving needed info/support A
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation jdrf.ca 47% D D $49.72 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ $273,100 B B 92 173 $87,945 $7,192,588 To find a cure for type 1 diabetes through the support of research There are currently 25 projects within JDRF’s research portfolio and 12 Canadian Clinical Trials across Canada that focus on finding a cure. In addition we have a community engagement program that provides tools and resources and mentorship program for the type 1 diabetes community. Research takes time and key milestones are set and monitored to ensure positive outcomes. B
Kidney Foundation of Canada kidney.ca 42% D D $51.74 D D 7 A+ A+ A A C+ C+
129 356 $1,350,691 $9,072,397 “The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through: funding and stimulating innovative research; providing education and support; promoting access to high quality healthcare; and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation” Fund research; provide short-term financial assistance for patients; provide information, education and support services to patients, families and caregivers; raise awareness of chronic kidney disease through the SeeKD early detection program and related activities; raise awareness of organ and tissue donation through advocacy and awareness. Program statistics are reviewed and measured in comparison to strategic plan goals and previous achievement metrics. Constituent feedback is evaluated and monitored. Audience engagement for events, social media, support mechanisms and educational tools are monitored and evaluated. Partnerships with volunteers, donors, collegial organizations and the renal medical community are reviewed. A-
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada llscanada.org 56% D D $38.38 D D 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ $170,117 B- B- 60 18 $191,500 $4,712,207 To accelerate the cure of blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Fund and promote scientific research toward cures and/or treatment of blood related cancers. Educate people (patients) with blood cancers and their families about developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of blood related cancers. Support community service programs and access to such programs for patients suffering from blood related cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The Society tracks its progress through the percentage of success rate of research applications; money funding discovery research; and the percentage reach to patients as well as the percent of stakeholder satisfaction of value and impact of services B-
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada mssociety.ca 51% D D $43.76 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 60 18 $315,663 $18,313,160 The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Specifically, we provide information, community resources, and financial assistance to those affected by MS; facilitate education and support group meetings; fund research that finds ways to prevent MS, develops new treatments, and hopes to find a cure; and educate all levels of government on the specific issues and needs of Canadians living with MS. Our strategic plan for 2014-2018 describes numerous key measures the MS Society uses to ensure our programs are having an impact and that we are furthering our mission. Broadly speaking, we strive to excel in these areas: to create value for our stakeholders; to operate effectively and efficiently and excel at key internal processes; to steward our financial resources; and to enhance our organizational learning and growth. B-
Prostate Cancer Canada prostatecancer.ca 73% B B $30.14 B B 13 A+ A+ C- C- B B 42 9 $43,494 $3,657,927 B
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation stars.ca 48% D D $40.01 D D 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ $162,684 B B 54 132 $1,297,829 $4,760,593 STARS is dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured. Our helicopters are the most visible way we deliver our care, and more than 3,000 missions were flown last year in response to critically ill and injured patients who needed us. Beyond this, we offer coordination of critical care and access to physician expertise through our emergency dispatch facility. Our Mobile Education Program also visited 88 communities, delivering advanced medical training to 1,457 medical professionals right at their local facilities. B
St Paul’s Hospital Foundation of Vancouver helpstpauls.com 69% B B $13.36 A A 64 D D A+ A+ $225,454 A- A- 22 1 $33,036 $1,780,949 “Inspired by the work of St. Paul’s Hospital, we build meaningful relationships so our community
can support exceptional patient care and world leading innovation. Through ethical and relationship based fundraising, we enable St. Paul’s Hospital to be at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation.”
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, research and enhanced patient care at St. Paul’s Hospital. The Foundation tracks how much money is raised and how much money is then disbursed to the hospital. Not Rated
Terry Fox Foundation terryfox.org 85% A+ A+ $17.20 A A 34 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ 32 25 $410,032 $2,295,865 To maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research. Over 10,000 volunteer run Terry Fox Runs in Communities, Schools and Universities across Canada and over 30 countries to raise money for cancer research. As well we receive donations through annual giving, memoriam donations and planned giving. The Foundation tracks its revenue and expenses versus annual budgeted target and the amount of money given to cancer research. B

HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation childrenshospital.ab.ca 74% C C $16.61 B B 54 B B A+ A+ B+ B+ 36 9 $550,001 $3,622,576 The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Whether they are neurologic or mental health in nature, brain disorders in children can have serious life-long effects. During childhood there is a window of opportunity in which brain plasticity can be optimized, potentially helping children’s brains adapt – even rewire and repair themselves – if appropriate therapies are developed and applied. Knowing this, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation sees Brain Health as one of its top priorities. Key measures of impact include: program growth and development, enhanced programs, research success and impacts on improving child health. As a result of community investment, researchers at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute are conducting studies addressing key clinical questions with new findings worthy of publication as well as further investment from agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Clinically, the Alberta Children’s Hospital has been able to develop new and enhanced programs and services to benefit children and families and enhance quality of care. B+
Baycrest Centre Foundation baycrest.orggive 65% D D $39.65 D D 11 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B 30 10 $499,453 $3,240,000 The Baycrest Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life of our community by supporting programs and services that promote excellence in care, research and education in the field of aging. It provides crucial funding to support medical programs and services for seniors; innovative research into Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging brain health; and education that supports healthy aging and healthcare solutions for a growing senior population both in Canada and internationally. Fundraising undertaken by the Foundation supports our efforts to transform the journey of aging. We fundraise to support critical research at our world renowned Rotman Research Institute; ensure the continuation and growth of globally recognized standards of patient care, and invest in the development and commercialization of products that will define the future through the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, housed right here at Baycrest. Fundraising goals are established annually and the Foundation reports monthly its progress towards these goals. The Foundation also helps Baycrest establish new projects and services, to advance the cause of patient care, and the science of improved brain health and aging. Baycrest Foundation successfully fulfilled or exceeded all of Baycrest Health Sciences’ funding needs and requirements. Programs that relied on Foundation funding were provided the necessary support through donations and other initiatives. C-
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation) bcchf.ca 63% D D $22.41 C+ C+ 36 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B 84 58 $1,361,328 $9,536,513 To inspire support and funding for excellence in child health Fundraising programs in support of BC Children’s Hospital’s and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children’s research, education and clinical programs. The Foundations sets fundraising goals and priority and measures them against their ability to meet the needs and funding priorities as described in the hospital’s annual grant request. Achieved all goals and targets. Not Rated
Calgary Health Trust calgaryhealthtrust.ca 74% C C $71.44 D D 36 A+ A+ A+ A+ $246,750 B+ B+ 36 21 $221,442 $3,163,262 Calgary Health Trust, a catalyst in health care philanthropy, connects donor passion with treatment, education and research priorities in the Calgary community Provide support for medical services, long term care, medical research, and education by granting to the Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone, University of Calgary Medical School, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute and other registered charities providing support of health care within the Calgary Region The Turst tracks total disbursements to other registered charities, major projects completed, gift at work reports, donor recognition events and prepares a funding support report card In 2014 we had 35 donor recognition events and tours, which was five more events above our target. Gift at work reports and funding report cards were provided to more than 1,000 donors as planned. The Funding support report card explains the context and impact of our work to donors using appropriate metrics such as the number of patients/treatments, the number of training hours/ individuals trained and reduction in wait times. C-
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation cheofoundation.com 53% D D $39.45 D D 29 A+ A+ A+ A+ $255,157 B B 27 15 $78,966 $2,626,182 To further the physical, mental and social well-being of children and their families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec by raising, managing and dispersing funds Conducting a Major Lottery, overseeing 300 Special Events per year including CHEO Telethon, Direct Mail, Major Gift Solicitation, Planned Giving, Donor Impact reports from the Hospital and Research Institute on how funds raised support Equipment, Patient Care and Programs at the hospital and how funds are used to further Research Projects. More than 80% of all net revenues were sent to the Hospital and Research Institute an increase of $1.9 million over the prior year C
Fondation CHU sainte-Justine fondation-sainte-justine.org 76% B B $26.38 C+ C+ 42 B B A+ A+ $215,000 A- A- 38 8 $321,506 $2,866,179 To engage the community and support CHU Sainte-Justine in its pursuit of excellence and its commitment to providing the children and mothers of today and tomorrow with one of the highest levels of healthcare in the world. We have collected, as part of our major campaign, more than 134 millions in the past years. Money that will use in many ways to help the Hospital that identified five different axis to do better. We awarded over $19 million to those fields on top of earmakring more than $9 milllion extra for future projects. B
Fondation de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont fondationhmr.ca 66% D D $20.24 B B 32 A+ A+ A+ A+ $180,921 B+ B+ 13 3 $25,452 $1,170,240 The HMR Foundation is a major Partner of the HMR since 1978, supporting the hospital’s development strategies, which seek to better meet patients needs. Committed to making a difference, the Foundation supports projects focusing on the ongoing improvement of patient care, development of teaching and the expansion of research. Creation of the Integrated Cancer center to provide patients with more comprehensive treatments; Modernization of the Knowledge center to train and support development of health professionnals and medical students; Expansion of the HMR Research Center to allow advances that have concrete applications to improve patients treatments; new research chair in ophtalmology; Innovative patient care projects in cellular therapy, vision health, nephrology and cancer. We created a funding allocation committee which receives, analyzes and oversees the hospital funding requests based on our mission. Projects yearly evolution are monitored by a management committee composed of the executive director of the foundation, the donor, medical and hospital management staff and by a scientific committee (when required). Transparency is key and impact of the projects on our patients is a common goal. At the end of every year, the Foundation presents the funding allocation committee as well as the Board of Directors with a full report of what was accomplished and what are the next steps for each of the major projects in which the Foundation is involved. Communicating all tangible results to all our donors is also extremely important and we do so through a series of tools: donor bulletins, report summary sent to them, emails, and newsflash on our web site. B-
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation hamiltonhealth.ca 67% D D $26.66 C+ C+ 53 B B A+ A+ B- B- 35 5 $55,383 $3,010,935 Our mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts for the purpose of supporting outstanding clinical care and research for the communities served by Hamilton Health Sciences Campaign fundraising to support purchases of essential medical equipment and patient amenities; signature events where proceeds seed funding for medical research so that researchers can leverage larger grants. We have annual fundraising priorities with corresponding budgets; we measure our success on performance against these budgets. Some of our fundraising priorities are multi-year initiatives with annual targets with we report against. On a more qualitative basis we work with our hospital colleagues to define the impact that a piece of equipment will have on patient care and when reporting to donors we provide updates on that impact. We disbursed $12.8M in fiscal 2014 for priorities and exceeded our annual target on our “Enabling Dreams” campaign, which was successfully completed in early 2015. B
IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation iwkfoundation.org 73% C C $10.06 A A 33 A+ A+ B B $200,000-$249,000 B+ B+ 28 1 $25,946 $2,252,306 To raise money to support the excellence of the IWK. The Foundation tracks its progess through its fundraising results and its efficiency in expenses Over-performed in revenue, under budget in expenses. B-
London Health Sciences Foundation lhsf.ca 58% D D $34.56 D D 3 A+ A+ C- C- C- C- 54 43 $382,141 $4,245,466 C
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation fondationduchildren.com 74% C C $5.64 A A 56 B B A+ A+ $217,660 A- A- 28 4 $25,471 $2,158,350 Support excellence in care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Research, teaching, equipment & special programs We request and review impact reports from the hospital B-
Montreal General Hospital Foundation mghfoundation.com 90% A+ A+ $0.00 A+ A+ 81 D D B B A A 8 $955,160 The Montreal General Hospital Foundation exists to foster excellence in patient care, education and research, primarily at the Montreal General Hospital, and as part of the McGill University Health Centre. It receives, holds and invests funds and applies all or a part of such funds to medical, charitalble or educational purposes through the making of gifts, grants, contributions and donations. To raise and manage funds in support of excellence in patient care, teaching and research at the Montreal General Hospital. These funds are invested in the priority needs of the hospital and its patients, in accordance with the wishes of our donors. The Foundation tracks its progress through its ability to acquire needed equipment as defined by the Hospita; its ability to continue or increase awards for research in number and dollar amount, its ability to porvide of financial encouragement to the Hospital and Research Institute of the MUHC, to assist in the attraction and retention of physicians and researchers. We measure our success against these benchmarkmarks informally through feedback from the Hospital administration and financially by our ability to maintain or increase support for hospital services We are happy with our accomplishments. Great feedback from the Hospital indicates that we are supporting their priority items C
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation fondationicm.org 75% B B $21.55 C+ C+ 76 D D A A $177,693 B B 15 2 $85,875 $1,071,734 The Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, care, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation, and the assessment of new technologies at the Montreal Heart Institute, thereby encouraging excellence at this world-class institution at the service of Quebecers The charity invests in the Montreal Heart Institute’s top priorities and allow the implementation of strategic initiatives in the fields of genetics, personalized medicine, imaging and prevention. The organization measures progress according to its net revenues; its return on investment and its ability to meet the needs of the Montreal Heart Institute as expressed annually The charity had net revenues: $22.9M and a return on investment of 13.4%. As a result the charity was able to meet the needs of the Montreal Heart Institute as expressed annually: granted $14,2 M which contributed to maintain the Montreal Heart Institute as a world class Institution C+
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto mshfoundation.ca 80% A A $26.21 C+ C+ 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ $460,000 A A To support medical research and education and patient care at the newly integrated Sinai Health System Campaign to Renew Sinai, Annual Giving, Legacy Giving, Volunteer Engagement, Events (Rock N’Stroll, Dinner with Scientists) The Foundation tracks its progress by reviewing its revenue, its expenses and its return on investment as well as its ability to deliever on critical programs. Met or surpassed all. B+
Oakville Hospital Foundation oakvillehospitalfoundation.com 73% C C $9.53 A A 29 A+ A+ C- C- B B 17 8 $176,454 $1,281,000 C
Operation Enfant Soleil operationenfantsoleil.ca 73% C C $21.14 C+ C+ 7 A+ A+ C- C- B- B- 28 17 $79,227 $1,925,655 B+
Ottawa Hospital Foundation ohfoundation.ca 78% B B $25.82 C+ C+ 39 B B A+ A+ A- A- 35 3 $122,097 $2,964,017 The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is a team of professional staff and community leaders who are passionately committed to inspiring, enabling and celebrating community support for the Ottawa Hospital and its research arm. The Hospital’s focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world As a fundraising organization, we focus on individual and corporate philanthropy. We hold events of all kinds to engage our community; we take every opportunity to thank our donors through our Donor Relations Program; we reach out through direct mail appeals and social media. But more importantly we take the time to meet with our donors one-on-one in order to learn more about what they hope to achieve for our hospital. The impact of our programs & activities can be seen in the development of research projects & in the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment. We also participate annually in the Association for Healthcare philanthropy’s benchmarking program which reports on efficiency and effectiveness of our individual fundraising programs & compares us to peer organizations in Canada and the US. We compare our performance using ROI, cost to raise a dollar, funds raised per direct staff member & overall financial impact Last year, we transferred $20.6 million to the Hospital and its research arm. In addition, since we began participating in AHP benchmarking, we have consistently been recognized by them as a high performer among participating Foundations. Measures include year over year calculations of cost to raise a dollar and return on investment. B+
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation thepmcf.ca 50% D D $37.42 D D 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B
64 15 $145,049 $7,593,129 The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s mission is to conquer cancer in our lifetime. In 2015 we granted $95.5 million to the cancer centre: 79% for research , education and patient care, 12% for building and 9% for equipment. Key strategic programs are: Transform patient care, augment correlative cancer biology, accelerate guided therapeutics, expand novel therapeutics, drive outreach and education. Research priorities are: immunotherapy, dtem cells in cancer, cancer genomics, epigenetics, and bioinformatics, tumour biology and imaging, bio discovery and drug development We measure: Percent citations in high impact journals and benchmark this against other world leading cancer centres; the number and percent of patients on clinical trials to advance new therapies; the number of people we are educating in the cancer field; the number of researchers and staff we employ in cancer discovery and the number of publications they achieve, and the number of new patients and the number of treatments we deliver in caring for our patients Our global position in research performance advanced to second in terms of the percentage of citations in high impact journals, 7,129 patients were enrolled in clinical research studies (over 20% of patients), which is one of the highest levels in the world. We have 102 clinical fellows, 169 nursing students and 173 residents. We have 1,156 researchers and staff collectively publishing 1,224 publications. We cared for 17,460 new patients, we performed 6201 surgical procedures, 92526 radiations visits, 34,851 chemo visits A-
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation qe2foundation.ca 39% D D $52.45 D D 26 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- 35 16 $86,813 $2,681,110 Inspiring generosity to advance health care at the QEII The QEII Foundation funds 25% of all patient care technology at the QEII, and often provides 100% funding for major advancements in health care. The QEII Foundation has funded five endowed research chairs in collaboration with Dalhousie University. We also fund several grant programs to provide amenities for QEII patients and their families. These grants are intended for projects that typically would not receive funding from the health centre’s operating budget After projects are fully funded, the various departments submit impact reports to show how health care has been improved, including lower wait times, more patients being seen, improved technology, safer procedures, and better results. The QEII Foundation works closely with patients to tell their stories on how the improvements have impacted their lives. The endowed research chairs also submit annual reports on their research progress. The QEII Foundation had a very successful year. Several campaigns were fully funded, including a new 3TMRI, a new therapeutic pool for the QEII’s rehabilitation centre so that aquatic therapy is offered to patients who are re-learning basic life skills; and a new outpatient clinics to serve the annual 498,000 outpatients. Several other campaigns, such as neurosciences, are very close to completion. Not Rated
SickKids Foundation sickkidsfoundation.com 59% D D $39.84 D D 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ $613,063 B- B-
139 17 $283,279 $13,564,454 We inspire our communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. 1. Child health research, learning and care in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. 2. New Investigator Research Grants across Canada. 3. SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. The Foundations meausres its progress through its ability to raise funds to meet the Hospital’s fundraising priorities, thesuccess of the research programs supported under the New Investigator Research Grants program and that its Global Child Health grants meet their objectives. All the goals were met or exceeded. A-
Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital Foundation jghfoundation.org 71% C C $20.58 C+ C+ 47 B B A+ A+ $185,000 B+ B+ 29 $2,030,601 To advance healthcare and medical research for the people of Quebec by supporting Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, a tertiary-care, McGill University teaching hospital. The Foundation provides essential assistance to the hospital to enhance its extraordinary patient care, further scientific discovery and acquire the most recent and innovative medical equipment. We partner with inspired members of the community to implement a wide variety of fundraising initiatives to achieve these goals. The Power to Heal Campaign supports various hospital initiatives, including its new Critical Care Pavilion, medical research, new equipment (such as a new MRI, 2nd Da Vinci Robot, and High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Prostate Cancer), and new programs initiatives such as the Cardiovascular Sciences Centre There is an annual assessment of achievements and results, which are shared with donors, who are also invited regularly to see, touch, feel and understand the result of their philanthropy. In 2013, the JGH Foundation allocated $26 million to the Jewish General Hospital to purchase a second da Vinci surgical robot; a second MRI, equipment for a multi-use hybrid operating room, and substantial amounts for laboratories and research grants. C+
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation stmichaelsfoundation.com 33% D D $23.18 C+ C+ 100 D D A+ A+ C+ C+ 32 $3,912,585 St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, through its philanthropic activities, assists St. Michael’s Hospital in attracting the resources required to fulfill and enhance its mission of caring, research and education, as inspired and fostered by the Sisters of St. Joseph The Foundation delivers a robust and integrated major gift, planned giving, direct marketing and event driven fundraising program to raise funds for research, education, equipment and capital projects at St. Michael’s Hospital. We set an annual budget, pledge goal and individual performance metrics to ensure the funding priorities for St. Michael’s Hospital are acheived with a reasonable level of expenditures and cost per dollar raised. In fiscal 2015 we raised more money than in any year in the history of the organization and made great strides in reaching our campaign goal for INSPIRE 2018. We are proud to report that we met or exceeded all performance measures. C+
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation stollerykids.com 64% D D $22.28 C+ C+ 34 A+ A+ A+ A+ $283,445 B+ B+ 33 4 $46,892 $2,899,816 In support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Foundation raises money in support of the pursuit of excellence; it thanks donors who support the Foundation; communicates what the money is used for and works ambitiously to ensure that we achieve our vision. Per the Mission, the Foundation provides funding only to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in support of excellence. Within the hospital money was provided for the following areas; equipment and facilities, research, training, programming, and measured outcomes. The Mission is measured in overall funds raised, acquisition and retention of donors and dollars raised within various categories of revenue streams. Stewardship is measured by speed and accuracy of saying thanks, volume of people thanked, and customization of acknowledgement. Impact of donations is measured frequency of communication back to donors; by feedback received by survey; social media responses;and distribution of stories through various media. Total dollars raised was increased, year-over-year retention of donors improved, donor survey was positive within 90th percentile satisfaction, community engagement increased as measured by number of stories reported in media. C+
Sunnybrook Foundation sunnybrook.cafoundation 76% B B $25.35 C+ C+ 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- 51 $4,778,929 To raise funds for the priorities of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in their mission to invent the future of health care. Advancement strategies to match donor interest with the needs of the Hospital. Stewardship activities to ensure that donor funds are used as intended and have the desired impact on health care innovations. Financial activities to ensure that funds are accounted for accurately and stewarded as required by board policy. Governance activities to ensure the effective functioning of the board. Management activities to ensure that the board’s strategy is cost-effectively executed as intended. The Foundation tracks its progress by measuring the overall funds raised, expenditure, funds distributed to the Hospital, and cost per dollar raised. Achieved or exceeded all targets B-
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation tgwhf.ca 80% A A $23.10 C+ C+ 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ The Foundation reports in the CRA’s Annual Filing, the T3010, on the top ten compensated employees for the organization. A A 73 3 $95,719 $8,258,370 1. Fundraising: We raise funds through major gift solicitation, by running special events and through direct response marketing. 2. Managing funds: Through our governance structure, the Foundation ensures that funds are managed effectively and prudently. 3. Granting funds: In the most recent fiscal year grants made by the Foundation totaled $65.7M in support of the work of UHN. These grants had significant impact on research, patient care and education at UHN.4. Stewarding funds: We ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which they were given through annual reporting by fundholders to donors. The Foundation undergoes an annual external audit to ensure best practices in accounting. We also have annual reporting requirements in place from fundholders to report on the advances or progress made as a result of grants. The Foundation is also a member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program which sets standards in the areas of fundraising and financial reporting practice. By adhering to these standards we are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting, managing and reporting donor dollars. The Foundation received an unqualified audit opinion. We also were able to fund expenditures for research and large capital projects such as the Krembil Discovery Tower that support research infrastructure and capacity. The Foundation continues to be committed to maintaining cost-efficient expenses in order to be accountable and transparent to our donors and stakeholders, including our primary grantee, University Health Network. In the last fiscal year the Foundation’s direct fundraising costs were 6.9% and its general fundraising and administrative costs were 8.0% of gross fundraising revenues. C+
University Hospital Foundation universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca 38% D D $52.70 D D 65 D D A+ A+ $297,825 C+ C+ 21 $1,496,843 Project reporting is the key measure of the impact of these activities. All of our research activities require a peer-reviewed report, and all projects are evaluated on stated versus actual impacts and budget. To ensure that donors are informed on the effectiveness of their gifts, reporting is provided to donors who designated their gifts and to those within that giving preference. Where possible, tours are conducted to provide first-hand acknowledgement of donor generosity. B-
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation vghfoundation.ca 54% D D $29.01 C+ C+ 37 B B A+ A+ $383,797 B B 43 4 $134,161 $4,594,315 We harness the power of philanthropy to significantly improve specialized health care and research in British Columbia. As a foundation, our most important activity is fundraising. We partner with donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals and objectives. Our fundraising goal was $40 million; we raised $40 million. In 2013/14, we raised $39.5 million. C+

INTERNATIONAL AID & DEVELOPMENT

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Aga Khan Foundation Canada akfc.ca 97% A+ A+ $2.58 A+ A+ 10 A+ A+ A- A- A+ A+ 53 7 $76,646 $4,167,751 AKFC is a non-profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to improve quality of life and find sustainable solutions to the complex problems causing poverty. In Canada, AKFC mobilizes financial, technical and moral support for development, builds partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on global development issues. AKFC currently has 19 programs, undertaken with the Canadian government and Canadian institutions, focused on health (esp. maternal & child health), education, rural development and civil society. The Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia is our largest initiative. Over five years it will benefit 1 million people through strengthening health and education systems and supporting civil society. In Canada, we undertake public engagement & professional learning activities. All programs follow a results-based management approach to monitor progress and impact. For programs overseas, AKFC works closely with professional, local implementing partners. Formal procurement, environmental and gender policies guide program design & operations. Program expenditures are subject to regular internal/external audits by globally recognized firms. AKFC uses the iScala financial information system, to track each project/ grant separately. Performance management frameworks demonstrated that all projects were progressing well towards intended results. Insecurity in four focal countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Mali, Egypt) delayed some results, but no targets are at significant risk. AKFC commissioned several financial compliance reviews of field activities and trained staff on compliance. DFATD commissioned external audits for two projects (Canada & Tanzania) and issued clean audit reports. C
Amnesty International amnesty.ca 65% C+ C+ $28.04 B- B- 2 B B C- C- C+ C+ 39 13 $553,742 $3,861,062 C+
Chalice (Canada) chalice.ca 92% A+ A+ $4.06 A+ A+ 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ $81,117 A+ A+ 35 11 $98,919 $1,643,143 We are a ministry of the Catholic community, creating and nurturing relationships of life and love wherever we serve. We express our mission as bringing Christ to the poor and the poor to Christ. Child sponsorship focusing on school-aged children having access to education, sponsored children and adults having access to healthcare and families working towards self-sufficiency. Community initiatives (focusing on health and hygiene, children at risk, livelihoods and education) which support locally identified infrastructure development and sustainable community-based development programs. Chalice tracks its progress by measuring the percentage of sponsored children enrolled in school; the percentage of sponsored children with ongoing health care; the number of families engaged in their communities through participation in small community groups; the number of infrastructure projects (e.g. water, schools, housing); the number of community members/groups utilizing space and accessing services and resources; and, initiatives that provide opportunities for skills development, empowerment, nutrition and health promotion. All sponsored children were enrolled in education programs and received initial health evaluations and related follow-up/care. In 90% of all community-based sponsor sites, small community groups formed. More than 600 water initiatives, 21 schools initiatives, 168 housing initiatives were established. Access to services and resources due to new infrastructure and programs improved. C
Christian Blind Mission International cbmcanada.org 85% A+ A+ $9.21 A+ A+ 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ $166,691 A+ A+ 33 35 $807,188 $2,956,917 CBM Canada serves as the hands joining Canadians and people living with or affected by disabilities in the poorest communities – working together for the benefit of all humanity. Health, Education, Livelihood, Social, and Empowerment Children with disabilities attending school, reaching communities in greater need, and quality of life indicators These are new measures that we have developed this year, so we currently don’t have results against them yet. B
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada ccfcanada.ca 81% B+ B+ $10.87 B+ B+ 2 B B A A A- A-
141 2 $29,324 $6,708,555 Christian Children’s Fund of Canada creates a future of hope for children, families and communities by hlping them develop the skills and resources to overcome proverty and pursue justice. For more than 50 years, we have followed the example of Christ by serving the poor regardless of their faith, cultural and ethnic background. We partner with communities to improve access to medical care, nutritious food and clean water; eliminate barriers to education; create new sources of income; and empower local community groups to lead their own positive change. We focus on five priorities: health and nutrition; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; sustainable economic growth; and strengthening community organizations. Throughout all of our program sectors we emphasize Child Protection, Gender Equality, and Environment—giving children the additional support they need to live in peace and safety. Together, these are the essentials of life. There are over 64 key output indicators that are measured on an ongoing basis and higher level outcomes are assessed on a three and six year basis. Priorities and targets in the key intervention areas of education, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and sustainable economic activities are reviewed and adjusted based on these results and the dynamic/changing local context. In 2015 we measured and analyzed the sectorial output indicators quarterly in all six country offices. The annual aggregate number for these indicators shows a positive result. Our three-year midline assessment of outcomes is scheduled for our FY16 In addition in FY15 we successfully concluded two large projects funded by DFATD – our maternal, new-born and child health (MNCH) project in Ethiopia, and our Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan project (education, child protection, livelihoods). For both projects the impact was positively assessed in terms of outcomes and outputs achieved. A-
Compassion Canada compassion.ca 85% A+ A+ $10.10 A+ A+ 3 A+ A+ C- C- A A
80 2 $73,855 $4,819,659 A-
Development and Peace devp.org 72% C+ C+ $4.08 A+ A+ 16 A+ A+ A+ A+ $138,000 A A 60 21 $595,256 $4,822,765 Our mission is to promote international solidarity and integral human development though education and fundraising campaigns in Canada and through financial and technical support to grassroots organizations involved in socioeconomic projects in developing countries. We have two major programs: a) We engage Canadians on international development and social justice issues through education, advocacy and fundraising campaigns. b) We support local initiatives in the Global South through financing, capacity building, accompaniment and networking of grassroots organizations whose work covers the spectrum of humanitarian aid to long-term development. We use a results-based management to monitor our activities. We have charts and tables that allow us to monitor progress against expected outcomes, outputs and impact for both our program in the Global South and in Canada. We did well. B+
Free The Children freethechildren.com 91% A+ A+ $2.94 A+ A+ 2 B B A+ A+ A+ A+
148 4 $3,854,628 We empower people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. We Schools, We Day, Adopt A Village The Mission solicits third party evaluations A
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders Canada (MSF) msf.ca 81% B+ B+ $21.59 B- B- 3 A+ A+ A A $134,484 A- A- 46 280 $4,040,878 $7,270,333 Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial. We provide medical assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters, disease epidemics, malnutrition crises and other emergencies. These situations call for the rapid deployment of specialized medical and logistical expertise and equipment, including: emergency healthcare, mass vaccination campaigns, water and sanitation, therapeutic and supplementary nutrition, distribution of medicines and medical supplies, training & health education, organization/rehabilitation of health facilities. Every MSF project measures the quantitative (i.e. the number of consultations, deliveries, pediatric admissions) and qualitative (i.e. malnutrition cure rates, mortality rate, percentage of post-operative infections) results on a monthly basis. We use these monthly results to continually compare reported outcomes with our annual target indicators to address any issues, ensuring quality medical programs for our beneficiaries. Some of these key indicators are summarized in our International Accountability Report. 2014 saw the largest Ebola outbreak in history, over 50M displaced people and the Syria war entered its forth year. We deployed teams to work in simultaneous emergency situations across the globe going above and beyond our expected results responding to extraordinary circumstances while ensuring ongoing free, quality medical care for patients in need around the world. We treated a third confirmed Ebola cases, completed 8.2 million outpatient consultations, treated 2.1 million cases of Malaria B+
Plan International Canada Inc. plancanada.ca 79% B+ B+ $23.66 B- B- 2 B B A+ A+ A- A- 144 25 $592,179 $11,726,176 Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in developing countries. Plan’s work to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty is based around eight core areas, including: Education; Health; Water and sanitation; Protection; Economic security; Emergencies; Child participation; Sexual health, including HIV. A variety of important programs flow out of these core areas. In our FY14, special emphasis continued to be placed on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) through broad scale, multi-year programs. Plan’s programs have robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to capture progress and outcomes of our work and ensure greater accountability to donors, governments, and beneficiaries themselves. We also engage local community members in capturing data and ensuring results are shared back to communities for greater local ownership/decision making. We collaborate with relevant partners and participate in other mechanisms of knowledge sharing with stakeholders. In our FY14, our paid professional staff and committed community volunteers across the entire Plan International federation worked together with children, their families, communities, organizations and local governments to bring about positive change. In over 50 countries, we worked with 86,676 communities, which benefited 164,900,000 people, including 81.5 million children. Locally, Plan Canada also worked with 528 schools across Canada, developing resources to engage students on global issues. B+
Samaritan’s Purse Canada samaritanspurse.ca 90% A+ A+ $3.79 A+ A+ 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ $238,050 A+ A+ 65 298 $2,165,525 $7,155,495 Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to the promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Emergency response and relief to victims of natural disasters. Sharing God’s love through the distribution of gift-filled shoeboxes to hurting children around the world. Water projects that give impoverished people access to safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation. Samaritan’s Purse monitors its progress by trackings its project spending, the number of beneficiaries, and the number of children receiving gift-filled shoeboxes.The organization also conducts home/beneficiary follow-up surveys of health impact of clean water program. Generally we achieved our targets against budget and scorecard measures. We are continuing to refine our measures based on our ability to consistently measure. B-
United Israel Appeal of Canada inc. jewishcanada.org 88% A+ A+ $4.08 A+ A+ 6 A+ A+ B B $298,500 A+ A+ 41 5 $204,538 $3,178,854 To connect Canadian Jewish federations and communities to each other, to Israel and to World Jewry, leveraging collective responsibilities, opportunities and strengths. Programs for youth and young adults, servicing requests of donors and associated Jewish federations. Constant collaboration with our stakeholders to confirm effectiveness. Successfully Not Rated
World Vision worldvision.ca 80% B+ B+ $20.13 B+ B+ 2 B B A+ A+ $223,052 A- A- 435 166 $4,871,271 $40,426,305 World Vision is a relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We respond to emergencies, providing basic survival necessities but also in reconstruction efforts, cash-for-work programs, and livelihood training and credit programs to help start businesses. By developing communities through sponsorship we help provide nutritious food, clean water, education, and healthcare for growing children. We advocate for Children and help the government champion issues like child maternal health. We measure our success on the number of improved lives through our child sponsorship program, and the number of communities and countries we operate in; the amount of life-giving assistance provided during emergencies around the globe, with a focus on protecting children from exploitation and harm; and the ability to influence the Canadian government in their plans to support children worldwide such as those trafficked into dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs. In 2015, we were able to accomplish much in the areas of development and our annual report is a good example of how we measure our success to ensure our mission is accomplished. B+

RELIGION

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Committee To Observe The Torah Laws 100% A+ A+ $0.00 A+ A+ 0 D D D D C C F
Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. crossroads.ca 79% A A $15.44 A- A- 2 B B A A $106,684 A- A- 92 96 $643,368 $5,409,313 To communicate a relevant message of faith and values worldwide, to people of all ages, at all stages of their faith journey, using multiple forms of media communications and humanitarian efforts. “Daily television show 100 Huntley Street
Relief and development projects
24/7 Prayer Lines”
Crossroads measures its progress according to its average weekly reachof its television show. The 100 Huntley Street show now reaches over 1.1 million Canadians a week, up 67% over the same period last year. Call Centre salvations and rededications are up 6% from this time last year. C-
Gospel for Asia gfa.ca 93% A+ A+ $2.28 A+ A+ 3 A+ A+ C- C- A A 18 5 $31,401 $574,601 C-
Power to Change Ministries powertochange.com/organization 83% A A $15.80 A- A- 0 D D C- C- B B 385 87 $1,590,020 $18,625,850 C-
United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto jewishtoronto.com 82% A A $16.36 A- A- 0 D D C- C- B B 43 $3,793,236 B+
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada jw.org 92% A+ A+ $0.00 A+ A+ 20 A+ A+ A- A- $0 A+ A+ To help individuals, through a study of the Bible, to come to know the God of the Bible, Jehovah; his purpose for mankind; and His solution to the problems humans face in the world today. To encourage and uplift families and individuals and to help persons of all backgrounds live better lives and have a hope for the future. To show from the Bible how Jesus Christ left a model for all humans to follow and to help persons benefit from his life course. Printing and distributing The Watchtower and Awake! magazines and religious tracts throughout North America and the Caribbean. These literature items are distributed at no charge to the general public and to congregation members. We also work with an associated not-for-profit corporation, JW Congregation Support, in constructing and renovating places of worship known as Kingdom Halls. The Society measures its progress through the number of volunteers actively involved in the well-known public preaching activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses; the volunteer hours they spend in public preaching; the number of books, magazines, and tracts distributed free-of-charge to the public; the number of new persons baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses; and the number of Kingdom Halls built or renovated. Over 286 million religious magazines (The Watchtower, and Awake!) and 335 million religious tracts were printed and distributed; volunteers spent over 21.2 million hours in public preaching and as a result 1,619 persons were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada. We also completed major renovations on nice Kingdom Halls and built one new Kingdom Hall. F

SOCIAL SERVICES

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society calgaryfoodbank.com 96% A+ A+ $0.41 A+ A+ 11 A+ A+ A+ A+ $203,060 A+ A+
38 23 $108,694 $2,215,843 Working with our community to gather and distribute healthy emergency food to those in need and provide public awareness for conditions that lead to food insecurity. “We provide Emergency Food Hampers to individuals and families as well as food support for the clients of over 110 charitable agencies.

Emergencies or crises in the city, province or nation also receive food support from the Calgary Food Bank. Whether floods, power outages or emergencies such as pandemics.

Emergency Food Hampers reflect nutritional guidelines of Canada’s Food Guide and contain one week of food for each person.”

The Society measures progress through the number of clients served with safe, nutritional food balanced against Canada’s Food Guide; increased connectivity and collaboration with other agencies that address food insecurity and root causes that lead to crisis and decrease in direct access to emergency food evidenced by increased connection to services addressing long term resiliency. Despite the employment crisis in the oil and gas sector we continue to meet near record demand in one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada. The increase has not diminished our capacity to refer and collaborate with other organizations. Continued quality assurance and food safety ensured our alignment with Canada’s Food Guide and the volume (kilograms) of quality food increased while waste and unsuitable food was reduced. More volunteers have completed safe food handling training. A-
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities jumpstart.canadiantire.ca 85% A+ A+ $8.68 A+ A+ 2 B B A+ A+ $300,000 A A 20 $1,720,974 One in three kids cannot afford to participate in organized sport. Jumpstart’s core purpose is to enrich the lives of kids in financial need (ages 4 to 18) through sports and physical activity. We assist with funding for costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation, and help to eliminate waiting lists. Jumpstart helps kids explore a range of options by supporting over 70 different activities. Our Community Development Programs engage the community to participate organizing and executing sport programs. Store staff, community partners, and kids all connect – a win win for everyone. Jumpstart measures progress against the number of kids helped and number of programs executed are our quantifiable measures. We also require our community partners to submit photos and stories of executed programs. Every year we continue to fund more and more kids in many different sports, and reduce or eliminate waiting lists. During 2015 Jumpstart funded 1 million kids since the start of the program in 2005. B
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada childrenswish.ca 54% D D $35.73 D D 18 A+ A+ A+ A+ $233,000 B B 86 3 $102,000 $5,691,343 Children’s Wish is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the heartfelt wish of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, including serious genetic and neurological diagnoses. 1st and 3rd party fundraisers, Donations, Corporate Partnerships, Major Giving Campaign, Lottery, and Investment Income Constant measurement of pending and granted Wishes and revenue versus expenses. Wishes continue to increase; revenue was behind expenses last year. B
Covenant House Toronto covenanthousetoronto.ca 67% C C $32.39 C- C- 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ $238,000 B+ B+ 160 60 $1,129,830 $11,412,151 Covenant House serves suffering children of the street, and protect and safeguard all children with absolute respect and unconditional love. Our Residential Programs (Crisis Shelter and Transitional Housing), Counselling, Employment Services, Job Training, Health Care Services, Educational Services, Housing Assistance Program, and Community Support Services (drop in and outreach). We track various metrics using our Efforts to Outcomes system including number of youth housed independently, number who found jobs, number going to school, number completing job training programs, graduation rates for certain programs, number of credits achieved for the school. We also measure youth progress across the Stages of Change Model using a Youth Engagement Scale (YES) recently implemented. We met or exceeded targets in most areas. We saw an increase youth achievement for youth measured on our YES engagement scale (for youth who have been with us for a period of time), which we believe is a key indicator that our services are providing youth with the support needed to move to independence. Our Crisis Shelter average occupancy was 95%, with almost 60% establishing a case plan and 60% of youth graduated from our transitional housing program. B+
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) madd.ca 96% A+ A+ $15.57 B+ B+ 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A
18 30 $444,641 $1,896,449 MADD Canada’s mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Victim/Survivor Services; Youth Services ; Public Awareness and Education; Public Policy; Technology MADD tracks its progress by the number of students reached and surveys of student behaviours and the number of victims supported and surveys/feedback. The organization also reviews provincial and federal impaired driving legislation and reform, and impact of changes on impaired driving rates. Reached approx. 1 million students in Gr.7 to 12 with our education program, and saw positive trends in reported behaviour. The number of victims supported over previous year increased. Improvements and updates to impaired driving legislation in various provinces. Increased number of impressions of television PSAs to 3.3 billion. Completed final year of 5-year strategic plan, with majority of goals achieved. A-
Ontario Association of Food Banks oafb.ca 100% A+ A+ $0.53 A+ A+ 4 A+ A+ C- C- A- A- 7 $388,387 B-
President’s Choice Children’s Charity pc.cacharity 93% A+ A+ $4.28 A+ A+ 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ 6 $572,618 In 2014, President’s Choice® Children’s Charity granted $10 million to more than 2,000 children across Canada and $5 million to over 2,200 nutrition programs supporting nearly half a million Canadian children. Total revenue for 2014 was nearly $15 million dollars. C+
Tim Horton Children’s Foundation thcf.com 76% B+ B+ $7.74 A+ A+ 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A 64 275 $4,211,485 $9,147,547 To develop within our children the quest for a brighter future. Working with children from financially disadvantaged homes, we deliver programs designed to increase self-confidence, self-esteem and build personal leadership skills. We have three signature programs – our Summer Camp Program, Youth Leadership Program and Community Leaders Program. At the end of our camp sessions we utilize an appreciative inquiry method to observe retention of key messages delivered while children are at camp. After the children return home, we use an online survey to parents observations of behavioural changes following the camp experience. Our key measures are aimed at tracking our performance in 12 different behaviours which we wish to develop in our participants. Our appreciative inquiry and survey results indicate over 80% of responding parents noted a positive change in behavior after their children returned home. Analyzing the results in each of the 12 behaviours will help us to make changes to our program to increase our effectiveness in the future. C
Union Gospel Mission ugm.ca 78% B+ B+ $17.64 B+ B+ 1 D D A+ A+ $207,122 B+ B+ 129 88 $954,198 $7,328,243 Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness and addiction one life at a time. UGM has strategically developed a continuum of care that will help carry the vulnerable into a new life, including outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, education and training, employment services, and housing. We measure meals served, shelter nights provided, people housed in UGM housing, people housed by UGM workers in other housing, men and women commenced from our alcohol and drug recovery programs, and women successfully moving on from our stabilization bed program. We did very well against these measures. For example, we served 327,475 meals in the last fiscal year (up from 321,681), provided 29,149 shelter nights (up from 28,484), commenced 46 men and women from our recovery programs, and successfully moved 45 women from our stabilization bed program. We also found permanent housing for 194 people in the last fiscal year (up from 189 year before) and saw the percentage of men in recovery programs who achieved 2 year sobriety increase by 7% to 50%. B+
War Amputations of Canada (The War Amps) waramps.ca 91% A+ A+ $1.35 A+ A+ 11 A+ A+ A+ A+ $258,012 A+ A+ 144 51 $282,665 $8,845,964 Provide financial assistance for artificial limbs; educate amputees on living with amputation; encourage child amputees to develop a positive approach to amputation through comprehensive programs; assist war amputees and seriously disabled veterans; advocate for the rights and interests of all amputees; employ amputees and others with disabilities at the Key Tag Service sheltered workshop; serve public through the Key Tag Service, PLAYSAFE and DRIVESAFE programs and Operation Legacy. Key Tag Service; Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program; Adult Amputee Program, Advocacy Program, JUMPSTART (for multiple amputee children); PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE, Operation Legacy to spread remembrance message. By meeting our commitments to amputees and the public and assessing the outcomes (ie. in 2014, enrolled 1,072 new amputees, granted 3,119 requests for prosthetic financial assistance, returned over 12,000 sets of lost keys, held child amputee seminars in each region of Canada; hosted 16 prosthetic education sessions for Veterans Affairs Canada staff; handled 57 Advocacy cases, participated in 33 parades with our PLAYSAFE message and carried out successful national lawnmower safety initiative). Excellent. We were pleased to meet our our commitments as outlined above. C+

OTHER

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Top Salary Final Grade Final Grade Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Total Part-Time Compensation Total Compensation Mission Important Programs How we track progress How did we against these measures Charity Intelligence Grade Charity Intelligence Link
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spca.bc.ca 76% A A $14.98 A- A- 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ $190,594 A+ A+
276 344 $2,996,819 $15,163,631 To enhance and protect the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia The BC SPCA provides a wide range of services for homeless, abused, and abandoned animals around the province. We have 36 branches located across BC, a wild animal rehabilitation centre, four veterinary clinics and the provincial office in Vancouver. We have 28 full time and 6 part time Special Provincial Constables who carry out cruelty investigations throughout the province. Increased number of animals adopted; decreased length of stay for animals before adoption; number of animal cruelty investigations carried out; number of humane education programs provided for youth; community-based spay/neuter initiatives carried out to reduce pet overpopulation; successful advocacy initiatives to improve animal welfare-related laws and bylaws. The number of animals adopted increased over the previous year; length of stay for both dogs and cats has reduced significantly; record number of summer camps offered (and record attendance); number of cruelty investigations increased by nearly 1,000 over previous year; sterilized all cats, dogs and rabbits prior to adoption and provided 11,627 free or subsidized spay/neuter operations for low-cost pet guardians; successfully lobbied for a range of animal welfare bylaws. A
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ontariospca.ca 72% B- B- $18.61 A- A- 9 A+ A+ A- A- A- A-
148 114 $1,817,164 $8,997,286 “Our Mission
The Ontario SPCA’s mission is to facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare.”
The Society’s programs and services include: Cruelty Investigations; Sheltering and Adoptions; Government and Industry Advocacy; Humane Education; Reducing Pet Overpopulation; Emergency Rescue and Treatment; Reuniting Lost Pets with their Owners We quantify the impact we are having by the annual number of: Animal adoptions, cruelty complaints investigated, spay neuter operations and the number of animals whose lives we changed. We maintained or increased all factors over the previous year. A-
Societe Zoologique De Granby zoodegranby.com 73% B- B- $0.00 A+ A+ 0 D D C- C- B B 98 538 $3,446,806 $8,771,856 Not Rated
Toronto International Film Festival Inc. tiff.net 71% B- B- $11.33 A- A- 3 A+ A+ A- A- A- A- 173 740 $4,991,149 $17,459,807 To transform the way the people see the world, through film. B




* Charities marked with an arrow received a letter grade of A- or above for their Social Results Reporting by Charity Intelligence.

35 comments on “2016 Charity 100: Grades

  1. Interesting tables. Thanks. I was hoping to find out how charities were rated on the percentage of donations actually spent on the cause(s) for which donations are being solicited. Is that what is meant by “charity Efficiency”?

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    • your list makes me cringe so much i became an old grape

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  2. Don’t forget about Save The Children (Canada) not on this list, who use a very small percentage for fund raising/admin. Mike Holmes is a spokesperson for them.

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    • Mike Holmes is the spokesperson for SOS Children’s Village Canada – not Save the Children.

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  3. Your survey is fraudulent and should be exposed.

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    • I would like you to be more specific, how is this survey fraudulent, what makes you think this? For you to just dismiss this is very disrespectful and shows that you are really not paying attention.

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  4. Where did Mennonite Central Committee come in at? Thanks

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  5. How about adding a column showing how much actually goes to the cause after all expenses taken out. In the introductory story that was the method you used and I’ve also seen rating for US charities done that way as it seems to make the most sense.

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    • You can get this info via CRA website – registered charities must list their financial statements
      You can also see charities who have had their status cancelled

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  6. May I ask about your thoughts on Sleeping Children Around the World? They are #1 on our Charitable list!

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  7. I don’t see Operation Smile in your top 100. Do you have a list of ALL Charities that you studied? I believe in Operation Smile but knowing how effective they were would be interesting. I think what they do is wonderful but your assessment would be of interest. Thanks.

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  8. I don’t see the Toronto based charity – Sleeping Children Around the World which has O administration costs. Thus it has the designation of The 100% Charity. Check it out at http://www.scaw.org. Since 1970, more than 1,400,000 children in developing countries have been helped.

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  9. Please quit the ” letter grades ” it tell us nothing useful . Instead please give us the hard facts as you did before and lets us make up our own minds .
    Especially want to know if i give $100.00 – how much actually gets to the charity and how much actually goes to programs and how much goes to administration and how much goes to wages.

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  10. Nothing here about Plancanada.ca which provides various countries/villages with schools/books or other(goats)

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  11. I want to know the effectiveness of my $100 gift. How many lives are benefited and how. That would be a reported list that would mean a great deal to me. Free The Children provides $91 of my gift to causes. That is good. And the causes are good. But what is the end result? Can it be qualified as well as quantified?

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  12. There are so many more animal charities in Canada but there wasn’t even a animal charities section!

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  13. I notice that several of the entries have identical numbers for full-time and part-time staff. This seems highly unlikely for organizations with over 1000 employees. Is this an error?

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    • Thanks for the note. We’ll investigate this

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  14. Just curious if you have the ratings of other Hospital Foundations that do not appear on your list?

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  15. Thank you very much. I want to make a worthwhile contribution in memory of my parents. I had heard about Chalice but didn’t know how efficient they are.They are like the ads on TV about buying a goat but Chalice has an A+ rating. Wow ! Good to know.

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  16. Um… I think you have a typo on MSF, unless thy really pay someone 13 million! All other info I have looked up says 130,000, kind of a big difference.

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    • Hi Pat,

      Thanks for your note. The number you saw under MSF’s top salary was provided to us by the organization itself. Every organization in our report was given an opportunity to fill out a survey with some of this basic information. They were also given the opportunity to check the information they supplied to us before we published this information online. I’ve crossed checked our files and the figure you see on our website is indeed the figure they supplied to us.

      I hope this helps.

      Best,

      Mark

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      • Hi Mark, I still find that number hard to believe and IMO a statement from MSF confirming it should be posted, otherwise I would expect this outrageous salary would deter charity contributions to MSF from people like myself. I’ve done limited research on-line and executive director (US) Sophie Delaunay is constantly quoted as the top salaried employee at MSF with a pay of around $150,00. That is two orders of magnitude less than your quoted number.

        WRT Canada, the following link reports no employee is making over 160K: http://www.charityintelligence.ca/charity-details/81-doctors-without-borders

        Perhaps you could ask MSF to identify this individual making over $13 million?

        Jim

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        • Also, the total compensation listed for MSF is just over half the top salary. There is an error in your numbers (you may have been provided the numbers but you need to take responsibility for correcting them).

          Jim

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        • Hi Jim, we’ve done our due diligence to ensure the data we’re providing is as accurate as possible. When compiling this level of detailed data from so many different organizations we rely on the charities themselves to supply us with accurate information, which is why we took the extra step of sending each organization their responses for their review before publication to confirm their accuracy.

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  17. Great resource, thanks for doing this. I noticed that this category “How did we against thoese measures” has a spelling anomaly and even if corrected what will it say? – kt

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  18. Not sure what this list is worth. The Aga Khan Foundation Canada is rated A+ BUT the Charity Intelligence rating (cited and included if you click on the Aga Khan link) is a C. Can someone email me and explain?

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  19. Very very helpful! However I would like to see the percentages of how much is used in the field and how much goes to total adminisration. e.g.. Hopefully over 70% is used directly in the field and 20% to keep the charity viable.

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  20. I agree with the confusion regarding the top salary at MSF and your response is unsatisfactory. You have the top salary as more than $13 million and the Total Compensation as over $7million. If the Top Salary is included in the Total Compensation, this is a simple addition error. If the writer can not take ownership on a basic math error, I can not assume anything else is correct. I can not take this article to be a useful tool in evaluating organizations.

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  21. Thank you for providing this service it is sorely needed. People and organizations who hold others to a level of accountability and responsibility are a rarity in our society and we need more. Keep continuing to make the effort to improve your rating system each year it gets better and please dont sacrifice your standards for being politically correct. As some people have commented on the assessments, all assessments inherently have their flaw but the only way to get it right is by incremental change. Keep up the good work.

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  22. Do you have information on Canadian Feed the Children?

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  23. I think you should add the Mira Foundation next year.

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  24. For Medecins sans Frontier (MSF) there appears to be an error in the detailed description. $13,448,473 is the figure shown for the top salary. I suspect it should show $134,484.73 since the total salaries paid for everyone is around $7 million.

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    • Thanks for catching that! We’ve fixed that.

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  25. What about SAFP in London?

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