Inn From The Cold Society

110 - 11 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5
Executive Director: Linda McLean
Board Chair: Brad Grant

Charitable Reg. #: 87082 3648 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless (Shelter)
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Social Results Reporting

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 ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #60

Avg. Compensation $47,804

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Inn From The Cold Society:

Established by a network of volunteers in 1997, Inn from the Cold (IFTC) is Calgary's original and largest emergency family shelter. For families going through the stress and trauma of being homeless, the Inn offers the programs and supports required so they can begin to stabilize and rebuild their lives. Its mission is to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence. IFTC provides shelter and relieves immediate needs of homeless children and their families, while simultaneously addressing the root causes of family homelessness to create long-term solutions.

Services include 24/7 emergency family shelter and basic needs for up to 27 families; Community Inns provide volunteer-run emergency shelter with up to 30 beds; Knox Inn Satellite Shelter provides overflow shelter space with 75 beds; Journey House offers 24/7 supportive housing for nine female-headed families; Early Childhood Development offers on-site intervention programming for children and their parents; Assessment & Triage provides assessment and referral services to connect families to community resources; and Housing with Intensive Supports is a case management service and housing advocacy, available for up to two years after shelter stay. In 2014, Inn from the Cold provided shelter and other services to 2,297 individuals, of which 1,244 (54%) were children.

Charity Intelligence has reviewed Inn From The Cold since 2009 and has consistently found it to be a high rated charity with high charity impact. Inn From the Cold is included in Ci's Canadian Charity Impact Fund, one of ten high impact charities providing social services.

Financial Review:

Administrative costs are 10% of revenues with fundraising costs representing 6% of donations. IFTC has $6.1m in funding reserves which cover 128% of annual program costs. IFTC changed its year-end from December to March in 2015. Ci has not included the 3-month reported period in 2014.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.3%12.1%12.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.4%7.3%4.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 127.9%111.0%94.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,3834,0952,807
Goods in kind 451193257
Government funding 2,6341,8391,823
Investment income 111029
Total revenues 8,4796,1374,915
Program costs 4,7973,7043,233
Administrative costs 873744626
Fundraising costs 343299125
Cash flow from operations 2,4661,391932
Funding reserves 6,1354,1133,040
Note: To reflect the period in which contributions were received, Ci reversed deferred revenue, which affected revenues by $1.2m in F2015, $289k in F2013, and ($46k) in F2012.  Ci removed amortization from program and administrative expenses reducing total expenses by $333k in F2015, $316k in F2013, and $287k in F2012.

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