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33 Belvia Rd
Etobicoke, ON M9W 3R2
Executive Director: Rahul Singh
Board Member: Gord Martineau

Charitable Reg. #: 88258 8619 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About GlobalMedic:

GlobalMedic is the operating arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation, founded in 1989. GlobalMedic helps in crisis areas by sending Canadian volunteers who are trained first-responders, notably EMS workers. The volunteers help by providing clean water, medicine, shelter, and conducting search & rescue. The charity focuses on maximizing the amount of relief provided in the first 72 hours after a disaster, while minimizing their own operating costs.

Since 1989, GlobalMedic has responded to 191 crises in 64 countries. The disasters addressed in 2017 were the refugee crisis in Bangladesh, hurricanes in the Caribbean, flood in Nepal, wildfires in British Columbia, landslide in Colombia, and multi-layer crises in Syria and Yemen.

Results and Impact: By providing clean drinking water, GlobalMedic works to prevent dehydration and illnesses from drinking contaminated water. In Guatemala, the charity distributed two water purification systems which supply safe drinking water for 6,000 people every day. With 800 household purification kits distributed, 5,000 people can access clean water for up to a year. GlobalMedic supplied 96,000 tablets to purify 960,000 litres of water in Nepal.

In Syria, GlobalMedic worked with Health Partners International Canada, delivering 100 medical kits to 11 hospitals. The medical kits provided the hospitals with lifesaving tools.

Financial Review:

Charity Intelligence has reviewed the unaudited financial statements for the David McAntony Gibson Foundation. Canada's charities directorate recommends that charities with annual donations over $250,000 have audited financial statements.

GlobalMedic is a Large charity, with donations and fundraising revenue of $2.4m in F2017. Donations fell by 54% compared to the previous year. GlobalMedic states that 100% of donors’ money goes directly to its programs and does not report any fundraising costs, administrative expenses, or salaries paid except for $237 spent on fundraising in F2016. For every $1 donated, 100 cents go to the cause. This falls outside of Ci’s reasonable range because charities with unusually low overhead costs may be misreporting expenses. GlobalMedic has funding reserves of $3.1m which can cover 1.7 years of program costs.  

This charity report is an update that has been sent to GlobalMedic for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 29, 2018 by Madison Kerr.  

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 169.2%49.7%73.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,389,3005,223,7644,074,531
Goods in kind 17,68120,4243,137
Government funding 01,250,0000
Special events 33,91117,04758,971
Investment income 64,11256,68731,030
Other income 6,00902,815
Total revenues 2,511,0136,567,9224,170,484
Program costs 1,833,8045,525,5094,020,725
Administrative costs 000
Fundraising costs 02370
Other costs 01,60813,333
Cash flow from operations 677,2091,040,568136,426
Funding reserves 3,102,8712,747,0272,950,597
Note: Ci removed amortization from program costs. Ci adjusted for the F2016 government grant discussed in note 10 of the F2017 financials, reallocating the $1.3m grant from donations to government funding. This does not impact total revenue.

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