Sleeping Children Around the World
Toronto, ON M9A 3A5
Executive Director: Linda Webb
Board Chair: Maurice Kowanetz
Charitable Reg. #: 13163 4396 RR0001
Grade: A+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 #1
Avg. Compensation $49,001
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About Sleeping Children Around the World:
Founded in 1970, Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) aims to improve the health and well-being of children in impoverished areas in developing countries. The charity distributes bed kits to children aged 6 to 12. SCAW states that bed kits are manufactured in the country they will be later distributed to. Each kit contains a mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net, clothes, towel, and school supplies – contents vary from country to country.
In F2018, SCAW spent $2.6m on purchasing and distributing 73,929 bed kits in 9 countries: Kenya, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Togo, Tanzania, Honduras, and Uganda. Each bed kit cost $35.
Outcomes and Impact: From F2016 to F2018, SCAW distributed 66,429 insecticide-treated nets to children in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Togo, and 127,000 untreated nets to children in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Honduras. Based on Unicef data regarding the protective effects of mosquito nets in preventing malaria, SCAW believes that the mosquito nets included in bed kits saved over 1,130 lives from 2016 to 2018.
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 go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. However, SCAW's policy is to use the investment income from its founder's endowment to cover all administrative and fundraising costs. In F2018, overhead costs exceed investment income. This policy would reduce the overhead burden on donations. Please read charity's comments below.
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 January 17, 2019 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||1,420||2,555||1,460|
|Cash flow from operations||191,573||761,937||121,141|