Christian Blind Mission
Stouffville, ON L4A 7Z9
Executive Director: Ed Epp
Board Chair: Jonathan Liteplo
Charitable Reg. #: 10691 8329 RR0001
Grade: BThe 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
Full-time staff #33
Avg. Compensation $76,720
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||5|
|$40k - $80k||4|
About Christian Blind Mission:
Christian Blind Mission International (cbm) was founded in 1908, when a German missionary pastor, Ernst Chistoffel, opened a home and school for children with disabilities in Anatolia. cbm’s vision is “A world where people living with or affected by disability are valued as Jesus values them, are accepted as equals, and are able to achieve their God-given potential.” Christian Blind Mission takes a community, rights-based, participatory and innovative approach to its programs. Its programs focus on prevention, cure and care. cbm also has a Healing Hugs program, where donors are asked to give $30 a month to sponsor a child in need of medical care.
Each year, Christian Blind Mission has 672 projects for over 45 million children and families located in 65 countries. In F2015, cbm reports it saved eyesight for 28.3 million people who would otherwise have become blind from trachoma or river blindness, and restored sight to 673,683. It provided 13.6 million children with medication for neglected tropical disease. 771,936 children were given muscle-strengthening therapy and rehabilitation. Additionally, cbm restored hearing in 337,555 children.
In July 2015, Christian Blind Mission launched NIA Technologies, a non-profit social enterprise with the goal of developing innovative technologies to solve global health issues.
Christian Blind Mission International is a big-cap charity, with $12.3m in donations and $7.9m in donated goods-in-kind in F2016. Its administrative costs are 8% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 25% of donations. For every dollar donated, 67 cents go towards cbm’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. cbm has funding reserves of $9.7m, of which $2.3m is donor-endowed. This results in a program cost coverage ratio of 47%, excluding donor-endowed funds. This means that cbm can only cover less than 5 months of its annual program costs, showing a need for funding.
Christian Blind Mission employs the external fundraisers DonorWorx and GiveBridge as part of its fundraising activities. The charity reports $640k in fundraising costs for external fundraisers that raised $192k in F2016, producing an external fundraising cost ratio of 333%. This means that cbm paid $3.33 for every dollar raised by DonorWorx and GiveBridge. As a result, donating directly to cbm is more cost efficient.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Christian Blind Mission International. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 17, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.6%||5.7%||5.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||25.0%||19.6%||16.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||60.8%||59.8%||45.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||7,861||8,597||11,480|
|Program costs - International||14,083||16,843||17,326|
|Program costs - Canada||1,896||1,699||1,928|
|Cash flow from operations||1,172||164||618|