Amici Camping Charity
Toronto, ON M4P 1E8
Executive Director: Judy MacGowan
Board Chair: Laura Burgar
Charitable Reg. #: 13205 7050 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: Low
Full-time staff #5
Avg. Compensation $60,520
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About Amici Camping Charity:
Founded in 1966, Amici Camping Charity (Amici) provides funding so that kids from low-income families can go to summer camp. Amici sees camp as an opportunity for kids to make new friends, access role models, and develop leadership skills. Campers spend about 2 weeks at one of 42 partner camps, and 80% renew their funding to go to camp the next year.
In F2017, Amici sent 265 kids to camp for a total of 610 weeks. Total operating cost per kid was $4,515, a 26% increase from the F2015 cost per kid of $3,580. The change is due to significant increases in the cost of fundraising and program support.
When camps are not running, Amici Camping Charity offers Compass Leadership. Compass is a 9-month program that matches youth with Amici camp alumni. Youth and mentors meet every month for group activities, skills-based courses, and volunteer opportunities.
Results and Impact: Due to the high cost per camper and low demonstrated impact, Charity Intelligence rates Amici Camping Charity as having low impact per dollar (see grid lower right).
In 2017, Amici surveyed campers to understand the impact of camp. Of those who responded, 100% felt more independent, 95% work better in group settings, 92% felt more connected to nature, and 91% said they were better at games.
Amici Camping Charity is a medium-sized charity, with $1.5m in donations and special events revenue during F2017. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 21% of donations. For every $1 donated, 70 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Amici has $1.2m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for 1.6 years.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Amici Camping Charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 19, 2018 by Madison Kerr.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.2%||21.4%||20.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.5%||26.3%||16.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||158.6%||130.4%||169.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||323,686||(169,937)||(22,196)|