Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
CEO: Geoffrey Cape
Board Chair: Helen Burstyn
Charitable Reg. #: 13181 5763 RR0001
Grade: B-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
Full-time staff #86
Avg. Compensation $67,751
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||4|
|$80k - $120k||5|
|$40k - $80k||0|
Founded in 1991, Evergreen is an urban environmental charity that aims to transform public landscapes in urban areas into thriving community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits. With over 7,500 projects across Canada, Evergreen works with municipal governments, corporate partners, schools, and community groups to improve urban environments. Evergreen focuses on four key areas: (1) restoring and conserving green spaces in cities, (2) engaging young people to connect with the natural world, (3) supporting local farmers and sustainable food systems and (4) promoting innovation and ideas for green infrastructure in cities.
In 2010, Evergreen opened Evergreen Brick Works, a community environmental centre in Toronto that teaches visitors how to live, work and play more sustainably. The $55m facility was redeveloped from a deteriorating former brick factory and now serves as both a stage and an incubator for Evergreen’s programs. In F2015, $5.4m or 46% of total program costs were spent on Evergreen Brick Works: $2.3m on programs, $2.2m on salaries, and $883k on property management.
In F2015, Evergreen spent 10% of revenues on administrative costs and 14% of donations on fundraising costs. Total overhead costs of 24% fall within Ci's reasonable range.
As of F2015, Evergreen has cash and investments of $808k and long-term debt of $4.5m, resulting in a negative funding reserve of -$3.7m.
Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by Evergreen.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.8%||9.2%||12.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||14.3%||14.1%||9.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(31.3%)||(29.1%)||(32.1%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||6,426||5,708||1,164|
|Cash flow from operations||87||254||353|