Sierra Club BC
Victoria, BC V8T 4N4
Executive Director: Bob Peart
Board Chair: Gail Riddell
Charitable Reg. #: 11914 9797 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
Full-time staff #10
Avg. Compensation $57,609
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Sierra Club BC:
Founded in 1969, the Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation fights to conserve and protect British Columbia’s environment and wildlife from the harmful effects of climate change. The charity also runs education programs to spread knowledge about the value of nature and the importance of climate stability.
Sierra Club BC runs campaigns that spread awareness about the importance of the province’s wildlife and biodiversity. In 2015, 28% of program spending went toward such activities. Within the year, Sierra Club BC protected 3.1 million hectares of land in the Great Bear rainforest by making endangered old-growth trees on the land off-limits to logging. 85% of the Great Bear Rainforest is now protected from logging, which represents 12% of Earth’s remaining ancient coastal temperate rainforests.
Sierra Club BC also runs campaigns that promote the transition to a low-carbon economy and a more stable climate. These activities accounted for 36% of program spending in 2015. During the year, the charity worked with UVic’s Environmental Law Center and created the Blind Spot report. The report proposes a climate test for the province to use to measure proposed energy projects against their climate impacts. Sierra Club BC submitted the report to the British Columbia Climate Leadership team and it is currently under review.
Sierra Club BC works in schools by providing 90-minute education sessions to elementary classes, where team members teach children about local wildlife and the importance of biodiversity. In 2015, the charity delivered 220 sessions across B.C. and reached over 5,500 students. Based on total operating costs – assuming costs related to the charity’s low-carbon economy and biodiversity programs relate to content taught in the education sessions – Sierra Club BC spent $4,953 per education session in 2015.
Sierra Club BC is a small-cap charity that received $854k in donations in F2015. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 33% of donations, which falls just within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Funding reserves of $277k cover only 38% of program costs, indicating a funding need. The charity's funding reserves consist only of cash and cash equivalents.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Sierra Club BC. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 8, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.2%||8.6%||15.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||32.7%||32.5%||27.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||37.9%||49.0%||60.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||0||0||1,200|
|Cash flow from operations||(42,485)||(62,984)||(38,515)|