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Sleeping Children Around the World

28 Pinehurst Crescent
Toronto, ON M9A 3A5
Executive Director: Linda Webb
Board Chair: Dave Dryden

Charitable Reg. #: 13163 4396 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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

2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #1

Avg. Compensation $49,001

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Sleeping Children Around the World:

Founded in 1970, Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) provides bed kits to children in developing countries, regardless of race or religion. Each kit consists of a mattress, pillow, blanket, mosquito net, clothes and school supplies. The contents of the kit vary from country to country. SCAW states that it does not undertake any marketing efforts nor receive any government funding.

In F2016, SCAW spent $2.2m on purchasing and distributing 61,000 bed-kits in India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda, Togo, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Honduras and Bangladesh. This means that the overall cost per bed-kit distributed are $36 each. To date, Sleeping Children Around the World has distributed bed-kits to over 1.4 million children across the globe.

SCAW is almost entirely volunteer run with only one full-time employee, and has partnered with volunteers from 12 organizations in over 10 countries to distribute the bed-kits.

Financial Review:

Sleeping Children Around the World is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $2.8m in F2018. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. Per $1 donated to the charity, 94 cents goes to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $5.2m can cover annual bed kit costs for 2 years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by SCAW. Changes and comments may be forthcoming.

Updated on November 20, 2018 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending February
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.9%4.9%6.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.6%1.7%2.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 201.3%244.1%199.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,848,2642,944,8422,351,216
Business activities (net) 1,4202,5551,460
Investment income 114,09376,638108,669
Total revenues 2,963,7773,024,0352,461,345
Program costs 2,587,5002,065,0002,135,000
Administrative costs 138,707145,743153,663
Fundraising costs 45,99751,35551,541
Cash flow from operations 191,573761,937121,141
Funding reserves 5,209,7445,040,1644,268,425

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