Charity 100 2012
See the 2013 Charity 100 for the latest rankings.
OVERALL CHARITY EFFICIENCY FUNDRAISING EFFICIENCY GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY RESERVE FUND SIZE COMPENSATION*
OVERALL GRADE FUNDRAISING REVENUE (3-yr. average in millions)*** % OF SPENDING TO PROGRAM GRADE COST TO RAISE $100 GRADE SCORE OUT OF 10 (+1 BONUS) GRADE RESERVES (Years, Months) GRADE TOP SALARY
ANIMAL SERVICES
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals A+ $16.8 76.14 A+ 16.47 A 10.6 A+ 6 mo. A $164,897
Granby Zoo B- $18.0 73.06 B- - A+ 0 D 0 mo. D $160,000-$199,999
ART, CULTURE & RESEARCH
Art Gallery of Ontario B+ $68.2 82.18 B- 6.41 A 9.8 A- 2 mo. C- $312,862
Toronto International Film Festival B+ $14.0 78.42 B- 9.45 A 8.6 B 4 mo. B- $327,092
ENVIRONMENT
Canadian Wildlife Federation B- $14.6 63.54 C- 28.96 B- 8.8 B 8 mo. B+ $160,000-$199,999
Ducks Unlimited Canada C+ $43.7 66.67 C+ 42.00 D 9.2 B+ 11 mo. B+ $200,000-$249,999
Nature Conservancy of Canada A+ $52.0 88.63 A+ 11.12 A- 10.2 A+ 9 mo. B+ $180,075
World Wildlife Fund Canada B+ $17.9 72.41 C+ 26.33 B- 10.2 A+ 5 mo. B+ $255,874
FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS
BC Cancer Foundation B- $25.1 54.49 D 43.28 D 11 A+ 1 yr. 7 mo. A $310,787
Calgary Foundation A+ $21.2 87.47 A+ 0.26 A+ 10 A+ n.a. n.a. $200,000-$249,999
Canadian UNICEF Committee C+ $50.6 75.00 B- 21.02 C- 8.8 B 1 mo. C $200,000-$249,999
Cancer Research Society C+ $14.3 51.62 D 35.86 D 10.2 A+ 11 mo. A $131,014
Centraide of Greater Montreal A $51.1 87.22 A+ 12.16 B 10 A+ 8 mo. A $120,000-$159,999
Edmonton Community Foundation B+ $14.7 79.09 B- 0.17 A+ 2 C- n.a. n.a. $200,000-$249,999
Federation CJA B $32.4 79.30 B- 11.42 B 7.6 C+ 8 mo. A $300,000-$349,999
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights A- $12.5 100.33 A+ 10.81 B 4.8 C 1 yr. 2 mo. A $80,000-$119,999
Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation A- $12.7 82.35 A+ 13.31 B 9.6 A- 2 mo. C $160,000-$199,999
Royal Ontario Museum Foundation A $27.7 85.38 A+ 7.04 A 9.4 B+ 1 yr. 3 mo. A $349,000
Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters for Canada and Bermuda C $110.9 62.70 D 11.22 B 7.4 C 3 yr. 8 mo. C $239,081
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation B- $32.0 62.01 D 35.48 D 10.6 A+ 6 mo. A $119,000
Terry Fox Foundation C+ $21.9 79.21 B- 14.35 B 5.7 C 5 yr. C $125,000
United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto B+ $39.9 85.16 A+ 15.27 B 9.8 A- 0 mo. D $222,750
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto B+ $17.1 85.59 A+ 11.76 B 1.2 C- 4 mo. A >$350,000
United Way of Calgary and Area A $51.1 89.17 A+ 7.65 A 9.6 A- 10 mo. A $200,000-$249,999
United Way of Greater Toronto A $100.7 88.24 A+ 9.03 A 9.2 B+ 11 mo. A $300,000-$349,999
United Way of Peel Region A $10.1 83.28 A+ 15.15 B 10.6 A+ 5 mo. A $175,448
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region A- $20.3 81.13 A+ 11.07 B 9.6 A- 5 mo. A $160,000-$199,999
United Way of the Lower Mainland A- $28.6 81.87 A+ 19.83 B 9.2 B 7 mo. A $250,000-$299,999
United Way of Winnipeg A- $18.1 82.36 A+ 17.62 B 9.6 A- 1 yr. 1 mo. A $160,000-$199,999
Vancouver Foundation A+ $27.0 89.43 A+ 2.91 A+ 10 A+ n.a. n.a. $250,000-$299,999
HEALTH/HEALTH SERVICES
Albera Cancer Foundation C- $26.6 50.20 D 35.73 D 2 C- 5 mo. A+ $160,000-$199,999
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B $46.2 54.10 D 31.81 C+ 10 A+ 1 yr. 9 mo. A+ $200,000-$249,999
Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/N.W.T. Division C $19.6 43.32 D 47.47 D 9.6 A- 2 mo. B- $160,000
Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. & Yukon Division B- $27.6 59.86 D 42.65 D 10 A+ 5 mo. A+ $300,000-$349,999
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division C+ $100.0 53.45 D 48.32 D 9.6 A- 5 mo. A+ $200,000-$249,999
Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division B+ $23.7 62.62 C 30.68 C+ 10 A+ 7 mo. A+ $160,000-$199,999
Canadian Diabetes Association B- $49.1 44.71 D 55.64 D 10.6 A+ 4 mo. A+ $280,292
Canadian Red Cross Society A+ $103.6 87.38 A+ 18.68 A+ 10.2 A+ 8 mo. A+ $272,464
CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) A- $37.6 65.28 A- 55.99 D 11 A+ 6 mo. A+ $296,573
Cystic Fibrosis Canada / Fibrose Kystique Canada A- $14.9 60.36 C 32.22 C+ 11 A+ 1 yr. 1 mo. A+ $246,158
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut B- $13.4 45.67 D 48.35 D 10 A+ 7 mo. A+ $160,000 – $199,000
Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon B $15.4 62.65 C 45.18 D 10 A+ 10 mo. A+ $200,000 – $249,000
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario B- $105.9 52.39 D 58.85 D 10 A+ 10 mo. A+ >$350,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada B+ $20.1 57.59 D 34.03 C+ 10.6 A+ 5 mo. A+ $154,573
Kidney Foundation of Canada C+ $22.2 50.15 D 43.33 D 9.2 B+ 9 mo. A+ $160,000-$199,999
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada C- $12.5 53.17 D 39.00 D 2 C- 3 mo. A+ $160,000-$199,999
Muliple Sclerosis Society of Canada C $29.9 48.47 D 54.75 D 8.4 B- 4 mo. A+ $250,000-$299,000
Prostate Cancer Canada B- $94.5 59.86 D 24.86 A 2 C- 10 mo. A+ $200,000-$249,999
HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation B $17.4 70.47 C 19.64 A- 9.2 B+ 4 yr. 11 mo. B- $160,000-$199,999
Baycrest Centre Foundation B- $14.3 71.22 C 29.60 C 8.4 B- 1 yr. 3 mo. A+ >$350,000
British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation B- $43.4 67.59 D 20.07 C 9.2 B+ 2 yr. 6 mo. A+ $250,000-$299,999
Calgary Health Trust C $33.3 66.20 D 47.99 D 8.4 B- 1 yr. 10 mo. A+ $200,000-$249,999
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation C- $17.1 47.69 D 29.78 C 0 D 2 yr. 3 mo. A+ $200,000-$249,999
Fondation de L’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont B- $12.3 54.29 D 20.98 C 10.2 A+ 3 yr. 3 mo.** B- $156,030
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation B- $15.1 62.78 D 23.58 C 10 A+ 4 yr. B- $250,000-$299,000
IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation C+ $14.5 66.90 D 13.70 A- 7.6 C+ 2 mo. B- $160,000-$199,999
London Health Sciences Foundation C+ $22.0 50.58 D 33.46 D 10 A+ 9 mo. A+ $250,000-$299,999
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation A $15.8 82.74 A+ 5.63 A+ 8.4 B- 3 yr. 1 mo. B- $200,000-$249,999
Montreal General Hospital Foundation A- $11.6 90.81 A+ 0.65 A+ 0 D 6 yr. 5 mo. D $80,000-$119,999
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation C+ $12.3 73.30 C 12.13 A- 7.4 C 7 yr. 8 mo.** D $167,506
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto B+ $19.9 76.70 A- 23.75 C 10 A+ 2 mo. B- $300,000-$349,999
Opération Enfant Soleil B $13.1 77.32 A- 12.49 A- 0 D 7 mo. A+ $120,000-$159,999
Ottawa Hospital Foundation B+ $17.5 78.32 A- 23.07 C 10 A+ 3 yr. 5 mo. B- $250,000-$299,999
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation B- $84.1 47.07 D 21.14 C 10 A+ 2 mo. B- >$350,000
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation C $18.6 44.12 D 53.81 D 9.4 B+ 1 yr. 9 mo. A+ $230,750
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation B- $16.4 71.37 C 19.28 A- 0 D 2 yr. 6 mo. A+ $160,000-$199,999
SickKids Foundation (Hospital for Sick Children Foundation) B- $87.0 56.78 D 48.15 D 10.6 A+ 1 yr. 4 mo. A+ $460,771
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation B $28.6 76.69 A- 21.12 C 8.6 B 3 yr. 4 mo.** B- $146,000
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation B+ $20.7 78.27 A- 20.84 C 9.6 A- 9 mo. A+ >$350,000
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation B $12.0 67.90 D 16.07 A- 8.6 B 2 yr. 5 mo. A+ $260,000
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation A $35.1 75.11 A- 19.37 A- 10 A+ 1 yr. 1 mo. A+ >$350,000
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation A- $37.3 77.28 A- 22.41 C 10 A+ 5 mo. A+ $250,000-$299,999
University Hospital Foundation C+ $17.3 64.31 D 40.77 D 11 A+ 3 yr. 11 mo. B- $203,126
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation C $26.5 53.83 D 35.71 D 8 C+ 2 yr. 2 mo. A+ $250,000-$299,999
INTERNATIONAL AID & DEVELOPMENT
Aga Khan Foundation Canada A- $62.8 94.97 A+ 1.73 A+ 7.2 C 2 yr. 3 mo. B $250,000-$299,000
Amnesty International (Canadian Section Enlish Speaking) B $10.9 77.54 B 15.71 A- 9 B 2 mo. C $119,000
Canadian Feed the Children B+ $18.1 84.11 B 11.50 A- 9.6 A- 1 mo. C $160,000-$199,999
Chalice (Canada) A $16.7 92.67 A+ 3.92 A+ 8.6 B 4 mo. B $60,349
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada B $32.1 84.20 B 12.74 A- 8.4 B- 1 mo. C $160,000-$199,999
Compassion Canada A $33.4 84.88 B 9.55 A+ 10.2 A+ 3 mo. B $156,174
Development and Peace (Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace) A- $19.5 70.08 C 3.35 A+ 10.2 A+ 9 mo. B $160,000
Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières A- $29.1 81.07 B 18.36 A- 11 A+ 3 mo. B $143,995
Free the Children (Kids Can Free the Children) A $14.1 90.67 A+ - A+ 9.2 B+ 2 mo. C $40,000,$79,999
Our Lady Queen of Peace Foundation (Canada) B+ $11.5 97.18 A+ - A+ 0 D 8 mo. B n.a.
Plan International Canada B+ $74.8 78.15 B 19.01 A- 10 A+ 1 mo. C $300,000-$349,999
Samaritan’s Purse – Canada A- $42.4 90.14 A+ 1.66 A+ 2 C- 4 mo. B $166,000
United Israel Appeal of Canada B- $17.9 84.41 B 12.96 A- 0 D 7 mo. B $250,000-$299,999
World Vision Canada A- $289.0 80.97 B 17.38 A- 11 A+ 1 mo. C $216,450
RELIGION
Crossroads Christian Communications B+ $16.2 81.42 A- 10.50 A 8.2 C+ 3 mo. A- $143,616
Gospel for Asia A- $10.3 93.34 A+ 2.18 A+ 0 D 2 mo. C $40,000,$79,999
Power to Change Ministries B $23.8 84.61 A- 16.05 A 6.8 C 0 mo. D $80,000-$119,999
SOCIAL SERVICES
*Compensation shows the salary and benefits for the highest paid staff member in 2010. This information is not factored into the final grade. **This charity has accumulated a significant amount of money through fundraising that is going toward a future capital project. ***Fundraising revenue consists of a three-year average of money raised from the public through donations and money brought in through fundraising campaigns.
Read our full methodology to see how we crunched the numbers.

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