Christian Blind Mission

3844 Stouffville Road, PO Box 800
Stouffville, ON L4A 7Z9
Executive Director: Ed Epp
Board Chair: Jonathan Liteplo

Charitable Reg. #: 10691 8329 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Social Results Reporting

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 ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #42

Avg. Compensation $60,712

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

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 Missiontakes a community, rights-based, participatory and innovative approach to its programs. Its programs focus on prevention, cure and care. cbmalso 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's Sight for Swaziland program provided 13,124 eyeglasses in a step towards building a national eye-care program. cbm also reports that 1,555 communities containing 311,000 people were rescued from the sight-robbing River Blindness. In response to the Nepal earthquakes in F2015, 14,808 survivors received access to rehabilitation, 878 people received medical interventions and 2,780 people received counselling.

Financial Review:

Christian Blind Mission International is a big charity, with $13m in donations and $9m in donated goods-in-kind in F2015. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 20% of donations, falling within a reasonable range. cbm has funding reserves of $11m, of which $2m is donor-endowed. This results in a program cost coverage ratio of 60% excluding donor-endowed funds, meaning that cbm can cover 7 months of its annual program costs.

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, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.8%5.3%5.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.6%16.9%15.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 59.8%45.7%41.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 12,93211,34611,934
Goods in kind 8,59711,48010,467
Government funding 801(307)0
Investment income 155392161
Other income 3256237
Total revenues 22,51722,96822,798
Program costs - International 16,84317,32617,286
Program costs - Canada 1,6991,9282,118
Administrative costs 1,2711,1731,230
Fundraising costs 2,5401,9221,894
Cash flow from operations 164618271
Funding reserves 11,0788,8038,065
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($110k) in F2015, by ($144k) in F2014, and by ($134k) in F2013. 

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