CharityIntelligence Canada

FH Canada

1 - 31741 Peardonville Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1L2
President & CEO: Bernie Willock
Board Chair: Don Buckingham

Charitable Reg. #: 13215 2893 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

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 F2016

About FH Canada:

Founded in 1988, Food for the Hungry Canada or FH Canada (FHC) is part of the global Food for the Hungry association dedicated to ending poverty one community at a time. FH Canada takes an integrated approach towards eradicating poverty and achieving sustainability. Its programs focus on agriculture, education, health, leadership and gender equality. In F2016, FHC worked with 57 communities in 9 countries around the world. FHC has operations in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Some program highlights from F2016 include: 4 million servings of soup were delivered to people in need in Burundi and Guatamala; 8,331 tree saplings were given to farmers; food, water, and blankets were given to 7,569 families; 11 new water wells were dug in Ethiopia, providing clean water to 2,673 people; and 847 new children were sponsored, bringing the total children sponsored to 5,631.

FHC aims to work alongside communities, helping them become independent and sustainable. As of F2016, 54 communities across 11 countries reached graduation, meaning that they no longer require FHC’s assistance.

Financial Review:

Food for the Hungry Canada is a big-cap charity, with donations of $5.3m in F2016. FH Canada also received $3.1m in donated goods-in-kind, representing 37% of its total revenues. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every dollar donated, 83 cents go towards FH Canada’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. FH Canada’s funding reserves were $920k in F2016, which can only cover less than 1.5 months of its annual program costs, showing a need for funding.

The charity does not report any compensation for employees in F2016.

FH Canada uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities.  The charity reports $366k in fundraising costs for external fundraisers that raised $765k in F2016, producing an external fundraising cost ratio of 52%. As a result, it would be more efficient to donate to the charity directly.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by FH Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.7%6.3%7.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.6%10.0%9.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 12.5%18.1%27.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,2855,0474,641
Goods in kind 3,1242,8992,421
Fees for service 74034
Investment income 51113
Other income 210
Total revenues 8,4247,9987,109
Program costs - International 7,3797,0866,157
Program costs - Canada 000
Grants 114
Administrative costs 478505526
Fundraising costs 612506428
Cash flow from operations (46)(100)(6)
Funding reserves 9207481,061
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($26k) in F2016, ($30k) in F2015, and by ($31k) in F2014.