Grades

CHARITY  % OF SPENDING TO PROGRAM PROGRAM EFFICIENCY GRADE  COST TO RAISE $100 FUNDRAISING EFFICIENCY GRADE GOVERNANCE GRADE HIGHEST COMPENSATION FOR AN INDIVIDUAL* RESERVES (Years, Months) RESERVES GRADE OVERALL GRADE
ENVIRONMENT
Canadian Wildlife Federation  63.0 C-  $30.07 C- B- $120,000-$159,999 7 months A+ B-
Ducks Unlimited Canada  70.3 B-  $51.89 D B- $200,000-$249,999 11 months A+ B-
Nature Conservancy of Canada  85.0 A  $18.98 A A+ $194,643.00 1 year A+ A+
World Wildlife Fund Canada  71.8 B-  $27.97 B A+ $263,173.00 5 months A+ A-
FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS
BC Cancer Foundation  52.7 D  $40.05 D A+ $300,000-$349,999 1 year, 9 months A+ B
Calgary Foundation  86.3 A  $0.09 A+ B+ $200,000-$249,999 N/A N/A A
Canadian UNICEF Committee  77.4 C+  $24.86 C- C $200,000-$249,999 1 month C+ C
Centraide of Greater Montreal  86.8 A  $12.49 B B+ $160,000-$199,999 7 months A+ A-
Edmonton Community Foundation  78.6 C+  $1.34 A+ A+ $200,000-$249,999 N/A N/A A
Federation CJA  80.2 A  $8.47 A- C >$350,000 8 months A+ A-
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights  101.6‡ A+  $10.90 B D $80,000-$119,999 1 year, 1 month A+ B+
Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation  82.5 A  $12.96 B B+ N/A 2 months C+ B+
Royal Ontario Museum Foundation  78.7 C+  $9.35 A- A+ $249,000.00 1 year, 8 months A+ A
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation  57.7 D  $38.57 D C- $120,000-$159,999 7 months A+ C-
Terry Fox Foundation  82.4 A  $15.67 B A+ $121,000.00 4 years C+ A-
United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto  86.2 A  $15.11 B A+ $222,578.00 >1 month D A-
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto  86.5 A  $11.68 B A+ $381,624.00 3 months A+ A
United Way (Ottawa)  78.3 C+  $10.16 B A+ $200,000-$249,999 3 months A+ A-
United Way of Calgary and Area  88.9 A  $5.97 A- A- $300,000-$349,999 10 months A+ A
United Way of Greater Toronto  87.4 A  $9.74 A- A- $300,000-$349,999 11 months A+ A
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region  81.6 A  $10.58 B A+ $200,000-$249,999 5 months A+ A
United Way of the Lower Mainland  83.1 A  $20.40 C- B+ $250,000-$299,999 6 months A+ B+
United Way of Winnipeg  81.6 A  $17.94 B A+ $160,000-$199,999 1 year, 1 month† A+ A
Vancouver Foundation  87.6 A  $3.10 A+ B+ $250,000-$299,999 N/A N/A A
HEALTH/HEALTH SERVICES
Alberta Cancer Foundation  51.6 D  $31.44 C A+ $239,400.00 5 months A+ B
B.C. Mental Health Foundation  87.2 A+  $0.09 A+ C- $80,000-$119,999 2 years, 2 month A+ A
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation  53.5 D  $33.80 C A+ $250,000-$299,999 1 year, 4 months† A+ B
Canadian Cancer Society (Quebec Division)  63.3 C-  $31.35 C A+ $169,000.00 6 months A+ B+
Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon Division  59.4 D  $42.51 D A- $300,000-$34,9999 6 months A+ C+
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division  52.3 D  $50.33 D A- $250,000-$299,999 5 months A+ C+
Canadian Diabetes Association  45.8 D  $58.86 D A $280,493.00 3 months A+ C+
Canadian Red Cross Society  88.5 A+  $17.79 A+ A+ $272,434.00 8 months A+ A+
Cancer Research Society  48.3 D  $37.50 D A+ $160,000.00 1 year A+ B
CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)  68.9 B  $51.22 D A+ $296,115.00 5 months A+ A-
Cystic Fibrosis Canada / Fibrose Kystique Canada  58.5 D  $33.40 C A- $200,000-$249,999 2 years, 4 months† A+ B-
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut  56.6 D  $42.69 D A- $160,000-$199,999 7 months A+ C+
Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon  42.0 D  $47.40 D A- $200,000-$249,999 9 months A+ C+
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario  48.5 D  $58.70 D B- >$350,000 8 months A+ C
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada  53.7 D  $31.19 C A+ $162,162.00 5 months A+ B
Kidney Foundation of Canada  48.5 D  $46.37 D B- $160,000-$199,999 8 months A+ C
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada  53.1 D  $40.67 D B- $160,000-$199,999 3 months A+ C
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada  49.2 D  $48.44 D B- $300,000-$349,999 3 months A+ C
Prostate Cancer Canada  61.3 C-  $22.02 A- A- $200,000-$249,999 1 year, 1 month A+ B+
HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation  71.3 C  $22.06 B- A+ $200,000-$249,999 6 years, 5 months† D B
Baycrest Centre Foundation  69.0 D  $32.45 D B+ >$350,000 1 year, 5 months A+ C+
British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation  64.5 D  $31.07 D B+ >$350,000 2 years, 8 months A+ C+
Calgary Health Trust  87.5 A+  $56.92 D C- $200,000-$249,999 2 years, 4 months A+ B
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation  49.1 D  $22.75 B- A $219,250.00 2 years, 8 months A+ B
Fondation de L’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont  65.1 D  $20.78 B- B+ $161,094.00 2 years, 6 months A+ B-
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation  66.8 D  $21.04 B- A+ $300,000-$349,999 4 years C+ B
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation  56.6 D  $42.03 D A+ $553,792.00 1 year, 6 months† A+ B
IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation  63.8 D  $13.08 A- C $160,000-$199,999 7 months A+ B-
London Health Sciences Foundation  64.3 D  $32.39 D B+ $200,000-$249,999 6 months A+ C+
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation  80.9 A+  $5.86 A+ B- $200,000-$249,999 3 years, 4 months C+ A
Montreal General Hospital Foundation  91.2 A+  $0.00 A+ D >$350,000 6 years, 2 months D A-
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation  69.9 D  $16.36 A- C- $144,000.00 8 years, 4 months D C
Opération Enfant Soleil  74.5 C  $16.56 A- D $120,000-$159,999 7 months A+ B-
Ottawa Hospital Foundation  77.0 B+  $25.75 B- A+ $250,000-$299,999 3 years, 4 months C+ A-
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation  48.6 D  $30.07 D B+ >$350,000 3 months A+ C+
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation  39.4 D  $51.38 D C $200,000-$249,999 2 years A+ C
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation  73.9 C  $17.39 A- D $160,000-$199,999 2 years, 6 months A+ B-
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation  69.4 D  $22.48 B- A+ $162,000.00 3 years, 10 months C+ B
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation  73.5 C  $22.47 B- B+ >$350,000 1 year, 7 months A+ B
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation  76.2 B+  $23.86 B- A+ >$350,000 4 months A+ A
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation  78.7 B+  $21.19 B- A+ $250,000-$299,999 3 months A+ A
University Hospital Foundation  40.5 D  $52.67 D A+ $248,000.00 4 years, 2 month C+ C+
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation  52.9 D  $20.50 B- C $358,602.00 2 year, 6 months A+ C+
INTERNATIONAL AID & DEVELOPMENT
Aga Khan Foundation Canada  96.2 A+  $2.36 A C- $30,0000-$34,9999 1 year, 4 months A+ A-
Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speaking)  77.7 B  $15.67 B+ A $123,170.00 2 months C+ B+
Canadian Feed the Children  82.6 B  $12.71 B+ A- $160,000-$199,999 1 month C+ B+
Chalice (Canada)  92.2 A+  $3.90 A A+ $64,450.00 4 months A+ A+
Christian Blind Mission International  83.6 B  $10.34 B+ A+ $112,761.00 6 months A+ A
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada  82.6 B  $9.04 A B- $160,000-$199,999 1 month C+ B+
Compassion Canada  85.5 A+  $9.09 A B $165,497.00 3 months A+ A
Cuso International  83.3 B  $9.71 A A- $144,000.00 5 months A+ A-
Doctors Without Borders  81.2 B  $19.32 B+ A $140,000.00 3 months A+ A-
Kids Can Free the Children  90.5 A+  $1.22 A B+ $60,000-$79,999 2 months C+ A-
Plan International Canada  78.5 B  $20.82 B- A+ $300,000-$349,999 1 month C+ A-
Samaritan’s Purse – Canada  90.1 A+  $2.74 A B+ $167,500.00 4 months A+ A
United Israel Appeal of Canada  86.5 A+  $3.96 A A- $285,775.00 7 months A+ A
World Vision Canada  80.5 B  $19.06 B+ A+ $222,249.00 1 month C+ A-
RELIGION
B’nai Levy Foundation  85.7 A+  $2.92 A+ D $1-$39,999 >1 month C+ A-
Chasdei Tovim Meoros  49.3 D  $0.11 A+ D N/A 1 month C+ C+
Crossroads Christian Communications  81.4 A+  $12.36 A+ B- $143,616.00 3 months A+ A
Gospel for Asia  92.8 A+  $2.45 A+ C- $40,000-$79,999 2 months C+ A-
Power to Change Ministries  83.0 A+  $16.52 A+ B $130,440.00 >1 month D A-
Vaad Mishmeres Mitzvos-Committee to Observe Torah Laws  99.5 A+  $0.00 A+ D N/A 1 month C+ A-
SOCIAL SERVICES
OTHER
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  76.4 B+  $15.85 A- A+ $173,015.00 7 months A+ A
Societe Zoologique De Granby  73.3 C  $0.00 A+ D $160,000-$199,999 >1 month D C+
Toronto International Film Festival  80.1 B+  $7.51 A+ B $309,079.00 3 months A+ A-
Correction: MoneySense updated the Charity 100 data on July 9, 2013 to correct some errors caused by a spreadsheet malfunction. The original data had incorrect information for United Way Ottawa’s spending on programs. The correct percentage is 78.3%. This means the charity should have received a C+ grade in this category, and its overall grade moves up to an A-. MoneySense apologizes for the errors.

* Compensation shows the salary and benefits of the highest paid staff member in 2011. This information is not factored into the grade.
† These charities have accumulated a significant amount of money through fundraising that is going towards future projects.
‡ Charity is spending more than it raised over the past three years.
Sources: Canada Revenue Agency 2009, 2010 and 2011 T3010 charity information filings (these data are collected by the CRA, and we are not responsible for any errors they may contain); MoneySense governance questionnaire; charity websites.
Read our full methodology to see how we crunched the numbers.

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