Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2
Executive Director: Will Postma
Board Chair: Rev. Archbishop Fred Hiltz
Charitable Reg. #: 86643 4640 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
Full-time staff #18
Avg. Compensation $83,218
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About Primate's World Relief and Development Fund:
Founded in 2000, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is an Anglican charity that helps vulnerable populations in Canada, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In F2015, PWRDF worked in 18 countries where it collaborates with non-profit organizations to finance programs that fall into one of six categories: food security, health care, poverty, relief/refugees, human rights, and emergency relief.
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund allocated 46% of program costs in F2016 to activities in Africa and the Middle East (F2015: 51%). In its most recent F2015 annual report, PWRDF reports that it helped 377,519 people throughout the year in Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania, which are three of the 11 countries in Africa that the charity works in. This includes 11,520 farmers in Tanzania, who learned how to grow more food and cash crops to provide for their families. Due to the new techniques these farmers learned, corn yields more than quadrupled and groundnuts and cassava yields tripled in the country. The charity reports that it vaccinated 102,694 children in Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania in F2015.
Primate World and Relief Development Fund allocated 4% of total program costs in F2016 to activities in Asia and the Pacific (F2015: 5%). In its F2015 annual report, PWRDF discusses a 3-year maternal, newborn and child health project in Bangladesh, in which the charity trained 664 traditional birth attendants and built 35 maternal and child health centres. Due to this project, PWRDF reports that 58% more women in villages in Bangladesh had pre- and post-natal checkups at a hospital or clinic.
The remaining 50% of F2016 program costs break down as follows: 20% to relief and refugee activities, 5% to Latin America activities, 19% to program implementation, and 6% to Canadian activities for Indigenous people and public engagement. Based on Ci allocations, 55% of program costs were for international activities and 45% were for Canadian activities in F2016.
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is a big-cap charity with donations of $6.8m in F2016. Donations grew by 53% in F2015, largely due to bequests of $2.2m. PWRDF relies heavily on government funding from Global Affairs Canada – contributions of $2.4m in F2016 represent 25% of total revenue. Negative investment income in F2016 is due to unrealized losses of $266k. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. $0.10 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls well within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The charity’s funding reserves of $9.4m can cover annual program costs for 1.3 years.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 31, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.6%||9.5%||8.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.6%||4.2%||2.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||132.1%||90.2%||104.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Program costs - International||3,919||3,769||3,050|
|Program costs - Canada||3,185||2,457||2,797|
|Cash flow from operations||1,692||105||535|