Toronto, ON M5L 1E2
Managing Director: Kate Bahen
Board Chair: Graeme Hepburn
Charitable Reg. #: 80340 7956 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: High
Full-time staff #2
Avg. Compensation $50,334
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Charity Intelligence:
Charity Intelligence Canada (Ci), founded in 2006, researches and writes reports on charities to help donors make more informed and impactful giving decisions. Ci has research reports on 654 Canadian charities, including many of the largest. Its reports and star ratings inform donors about 53% of annual Canadian donations, or $8.5 billion. Ci also guides donors with strategic advice and sector reports. In 2014, Ci started a star-rating system to assess charities. It bases ratings on a charity’s financial transparency, social results reporting, funding need, and cost efficiency.
In F2017, Charity Intelligence Canada spent $212k on its programs. Ci’s website received 382,500 visits in F2017, up 31% from 293,000 in F2016 and up 73% from 221,700 in F2015. Further, Ci measured the social impact of 61 social service charities using a metric called Social Return on Investment or SROI. On the media side, Ci became a prominent source of information on charity news, particularly the Fort McMurray wildfire and disaster relief efforts. It shares giving advice with Canadians.
Charity Intelligence Canada reports that, in part due to its campaign for better financial transparency, 94 of the 100 largest Canadian charities now post audited financial statements online. In 2011, only 70 of the largest 100 charities posted these statements online. It also states that donor reporting grades have increased by 15% since it began scoring Donor Accountability. This rose only 2% between 2016 and 2017. Charity Intelligence Canada claims that each $1 donated to Ci informs $295 of Canadian giving. This leverage ratio has increased from $176 in F2015. Ci discloses calculations of this ratio in its annual report.
Charity Intelligence is a small charity with donations of $326k in F2017. Administrative costs are 6% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 1% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 93 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ci has total funding reserves of $62k that can cover its program costs for 3 months, showing a need for funding.
Updated on June 4, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.8%||6.2%||4.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||1.1%||1.5%||0.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||19.0%||13.7%||44.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||26,315||37,707||29,000|
|Cash flow from operations||4,415||(38,526)||18,021|