Georgian Bay Land Trust
Toronto, ON M4W 3C7
Executive Director: Vacant
Board Chair: Peter Cooper
Charitable Reg. #: 13195 8811 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
Full-time staff #5
Avg. Compensation $54,669
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About Georgian Bay Land Trust:
GBLT is focused on the islands and eastern shore of Georgian Bay and the North Channel. This area is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and is the world’s largest fresh water archipelago. GBLT owes its origins to support from local residents, who continue to provide volunteer services to the organization. The charity was founded in 1991. Almost all of the properties it owns were donations or conservation easements which will continue to be the strategy, however, GBLT may make purchases of land in special circumstances. Today GBLT owns 30 properties and has six conservation easements, for a total of 1,257 acres.
GBLT receives no government funds directly, but it has received funding from the Natural Areas Conservation Program, via NCC. GBLT prepares stewardship plans for all its managed properties and in addition provides stewardship to certain third-party properties in the area. GBLT has only four full-time and one part time staff members. Currently the charity is searching for a new executive director. Staff are assisted by 100 volunteer land stewards.
Although GBLT has an endowment fund of $1.1m, $940k of this is restricted by donors to be used for long-term land stewardship. As a result, GBLT needs to raise funds annually to cover its operating expenses. GBLT allocates only 1% of costs to administration and reports a 5% fundraising expense ratio including donated land or 31% excluding donated land.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||1.4%||7.0%||2.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.3%||26.0%||10.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||44.0%||291.0%||113.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||2,254,000||0||575,000|
|Cash flow from operations||61,368||37,269||373,909|