effect:hope

200-90 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON L3R 6H3
Executive Director: Peter Derrick
Board Chair: Winston Miller

Website: www.effecthope.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11924 1990 RR0001
Sector: Health
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 available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $75,840

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About effect:hope:

The Leprosy Mission was founded in India in 1869, with the Canadian affiliate formed in Guelph, Ontario, in 1892. In 1982, the development of multi-drug therapy allowed the Leprosy Mission to expand its work from the alleviation of suffering towards an actual cure. In 2014, the Leprosy Mission rebranded to effect:hope. effect:hope’s mission is to free people from Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), including leprosy, buruli ulcers, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm, roundworm, and river blindness. effect:hope reports that 164,666 people were screened and 13,027 (8%) were diagnosed with an NTD in 2016. Of this, 6,253 people were treated and 793 referred. The charity reports that 635,287 lives were changed through hope and healing in 2016.

The charity carries out programs in 4 domains: strengthening health systems, activating and equipping communities, research, and advocacy. In collaboration with international partners, effect:hope works in 12 countries including Bangladesh, Liberia, Myanmar, Nepal and Nigeria. The charity works towards its mission by helping its partners set up hospitals, rural health centres, rehabilitation and vocational training centres, and community services.

In 2016, it trained 4,947 healthcare workers and performed 859 surgeries. 6,651 people were given assistive devices. effect:hope reported that it gave deworming treatment and vitamin A supplementation to 959,451 children as part of a government-funded project. It also helped 551 children with leprosy attend school. It initiated 173 self-help groups for people with NTDs and funded 6 research projects, including projects in India, the United States, and Belgium.

Financial Review:

effect:hope is a big-cap charity with $7.5m in donations in 2016. The charity also received $1.3m in government funding, accounting for 14% of total revenues. Administrative costs were 8% of revenues and fundraising costs were 17% of donations. For every $1 donated, 75 cents went to the cause, falling with Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $2.7m in funding reserves which can cover just over 5 months of programs, indicating a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is currently under review by effect:hope. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 4, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.0%8.5%8.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.9%21.8%23.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 42.3%41.8%47.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 7,5337,0898,427
Government funding 1,28200
Business activities (net) 121433
Investment income 7930135
Total revenues 8,9067,1338,596
Program costs 6,3505,4875,767
Administrative costs 708603721
Fundraising costs 1,2711,5421,934
Other costs 02150
Cash flow from operations 577(714)174
Funding reserves 2,6832,2942,711
Note: Business activities are presented gross as no related expenses were reported in the audited financials. Ci reported amortization as a non-cash expense and removed the expense from program and administrative costs. Total amortization was $103k in 2016, $97k in 2015, and $149k in 2014. Other costs in 2015 include $215k in restructuring costs.

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