Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation

55 Elizabeth Avenue, 3rd Floor
St. John’s, NL A1A 1W9
President & CEO: Rebecca Dutton
Board Chair: Martin Sullivan

Charitable Reg. #:11923 9127 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 62 cents are available for programs.

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About Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation:

Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation is a 2-star charity. It has a C- Results Reporting grade, which is below average. The charity's reserves can fund its program costs for over four years. For every dollar donated to Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation, 62 cents are available to go to the cause, which is outside Ci's reasonable range.

Founded in 1985, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation (Janeway Foundation) raises funds to support Janeway Children’s Health & Rehabilitation Centre (Janeway). As part of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, Janeway is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only pediatric hospital. It also serves as a teaching hospital that works with Memorial University of Newfoundland. Each year, the hospital receives around 120,000 patient visits and admissions.

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation provides grants in four main areas. These include capital equipment, research, program support, and education. Janeway Foundation spent $2.5m on grants in F2023. 

Capital equipment represented 78% ($1.9m) of grants in F2023. Janeway Foundation helps to fund new equipment purchases for specialized surgeries and neonatal care. During F2023, the charity raised funds to buy a new CT scanner, Pyxis machine, and specialized ventilators to help babies breathe. The charity also purchased a portable X-ray machine and a pulmonary function machine.

Research represented 9% ($214k) of grants in F2023. Janeway Foundation reports that it’s funding a research study focused on sleep intervention for children living in alternative care. The charity does not report the number of researchers or research projects funded.

Pediatric Initiatives represented 7% ($162k) of grants in F2023. Janeway Foundation reports the hospital received 29,457 outpatient visits, 32,822 emergency department visits, 11,697 rehabilitation visits, and 2,948 cardiology visits. The charity also reported the hospital performed 2,987 surgeries and delivered 2,113 babies.

Education and Program Support represented 6% ($155k) of grants in F2023. Janeway Foundation reports it attended meetings at the National Neonatal Resuscitation Program and the National Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns.

Janeway Foundation reports it has $10.9 million in commitments to Janeway. Once funding is committed for a project, it cannot be used for anything other than that specific project. Janeway Foundation committed $3.0m for a new CT scanner, $2.0 million for upgrades to the Pediatric Oncology Program, $1.2 million for the Pyxis Medication and Supply project, $1.0 million for Central Fetal Monitoring, $450,000 for a comfort care/palliative care suite, $400,000 for an Infant Nutrition project, and $340,000 for an Airborne Transport Incubator System.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence found Janeway Foundation reported many stories but little data / few results on its work. This may not be a complete representation of Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r)

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Janeway Foundation changed its auditor in F2023 from Power and Associates to Noseworthy Chapman. This is the third auditor change in the past nine years.

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation received $3.4m in donations and special events revenue in F2023. The charity spent $2.5m on its grants in F2023, which is 81% of its revenue.

Administrative costs are 5% of revenue (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 33% of donations. Total overhead spending is 38%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 62 cents are available to go to the cause, which is outside Ci’s reasonable range. Janeway Foundation recorded a deficit of $748k in F2023, meaning the charity drew on its reserves to fund its operations.

Janeway Foundation has $11.4m in reserve funds (cash and investments), of which $146k is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover 461%, or four years and eight months of its annual grant costs.

Janeway Foundation’s $10.6m in investments returned a loss of $528k, at a return of -5%. The charity’s investments have returned an average of 5% over the past 11 years. 72% of Janeway Foundation’s investments are in bonds. 

In F2023, Janeway Foundation ran a 50/50 lottery that earned $385k in revenue and returned $96k after expense, or 25% of funds towards the cause.

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2024 by Liam Chapleau.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.4%4.0%8.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 32.6%19.5%31.8%
Total overhead spending 37.9%23.4%39.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 461.1%655.5%344.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 870,6452,979,421820,291
Lotteries (net) 96,10343,15067,214
Special events 2,577,9732,800,6572,360,757
Investment income (527,959)504,7031,115,207
Other income 4,2821600
Total revenues 3,021,0446,328,0914,363,469
Grants 2,454,7901,835,8982,496,823
Administrative costs 190,434231,858263,126
Fundraising costs 1,123,6861,124,3201,012,639
Total spending 3,768,9103,192,0763,772,588
Cash flow from operations (747,866)3,136,015590,881
Capital spending 13,6910991
Funding reserves 11,432,38112,132,2438,711,550

Note: 1.INVESTMENT INCOME: Investment income and miscellaneous income are reported below the line. Ci included it in revenue, affecting revenue by ($524k) in F2023, $504k in F2022, and ($nil) in F2021. 2.LOTTERY COSTS: Ci reports lotteries net expenses, affecting revenue and expenses by ($288k) in F2023, ($218k) in F2022, and ($252k) in F2021. 3: CHANGE IN AMOUNT DUE TO EAST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY: To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for the change in amount due to East Regional Health Authority, affecting grants by $39k in F2023, ($216k) in F2022, and $328k in F2021. 4: AMORTIZATION: Ci removed amortization from administrative costs, per the charity’s audited financial statements.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $82,204

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2023

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Charity Contact

Website: www.janewayfoundation.nf.ca
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