Chalice Canada

101-26 Union Street
Bedford, NS B4A 2B5
President: Fr. Patrick Cosgrove
Board Chair: J. Ronald Robichaud

Charitable Reg. #: 13759 1012 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #43

Avg. Compensation $48,232

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Chalice Canada:

Founded in 1996, Chalice Canada (formerly Christian Child Care International) is a Catholic charity that works in developing countries to improve child education, health and family livelihood. Chalice focuses on 5 impact areas: education, nutrition, health and hygiene, family development and community development.

Chalice Canada’s largest program is Child Sponsorship – the charity reports spending $19.4m in F2016, making up 86% of program costs. Chalice sponsors 49,681 children: 4,304 in Ukraine, 16,443 in Asia, 2,595 in Haiti, 13,335 in Africa and 13,004 in Latin America. Of these children, 99% are in school. The charity reported 3,331 new sponsorships in 2016. Children sponsored through Chalice receive school materials, books, food, medical care, clothing and shoes. Chalice also reports that 2,291 children graduated from its sponsorship program in 2016, either because they completed their education or because their family is now self-sustained.

Chalice Canada also funds community projects to give communities facilities and opportunities that would otherwise not be available to their people. The charity reports spending $981k on Projects in F2016, making up 4% of total program costs. Projects includes building 250 houses, renovating or building 23 schools, and funding 39 water projects during the year.

Through Disaster Relief funding, Chalice helps families and communities recover after natural disasters. In F2016, the charity reports $487k in funding, making up 4% of total program costs. Chalice helped 4 communities over the year. In Guatemala, 30 families received food, shelter and hygiene products after a major mudslide. To help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Chalice has begun building 130 houses to help 1,300 people – 30 homes are already complete.

Chalice’s Critical Needs program funds medical emergencies, home emergencies and other critical needs on a case-by-case basis. The program accounted for only 1% of program costs in F2016 – the charity reports funding $147k during the year. Chalice responded to 26 medical emergencies, 3 housing emergencies and 6 other emergencies, helping 34 people.

Financial Review:

Chalice Canada is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities with donations of $24.4m in F2016. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues and fundraising costs are 5% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.91 goes to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity holds funding reserves of $7.5m, of which $207k are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover only 33% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

Updated on May 18, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.4%3.8%4.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 4.6%4.5%4.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 33.6%43.0%66.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 24,35423,32022,455
Special events 1,0261,136418
Investment income 163207763
Total revenues 25,54324,66323,636
Program costs 22,33421,05619,821
Administrative costs 1,115935903
Fundraising costs 1,1651,097969
Cash flow from operations 9291,5751,943
Funding reserves 7,4979,04713,234

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