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LIFE Outreach International

P.O. Box 4000
Langley, BC V3A 8J8
Founder: James Robison
Canadian Director: Gordon McDonald

Charitable Reg. #: 12511 3910 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: F

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 available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $43,811

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 3
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About LIFE Outreach International:

Life Outreach International (LOI) is the Canadian counterpart of Life Outreach International Association of Churches Incorporated. No independent website is available for the Canadian operations of Life Outreach International.

Life Outreach International’s United States site states that LOI’s mission is to use broadcast media to “encourage the support of missions and relief programs around the world.” LOI produces religious television and radio programming, broadcasting the Gospel throughout Canada through television and radio programs. It also disseminates religious videos and materials by mail.

Financial Review:

Life Outreach International is a large charity, with donations of $6.8m in F2015. The charity does not explicitly report its overhead costs in its audited financial statements. This report uses the fundraising and administrative costs reported in the charity’s T3010 filing. Its administrative costs are 11% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 9% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 79 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $4.3m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 66%. This means that it can cover 8 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Life Outreach International. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 17, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.3%10.6%9.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.2%8.6%7.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 66.5%86.9%89.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,8256,9298,114
Business activities (net) 95464289
Investment income 585950
Total revenues 6,9787,4528,453
Program costs - International 5,0054,7064,746
Program costs - Canada 000
Grants 1,5351,4221,476
Administrative costs 785785779
Fundraising costs 625596590
Cash flow from operations (972)(58)862
Funding reserves 4,3485,3285,571
Note: The charity does not report its fundraising and administrative expenses in its audited financial statements. Ci has used the fundraising and administrative expenses reported in the charity’s T3010 filing in this report. Ci has adjusted product costs affecting revenues by ($254k) in F2015, by ($314k) in F2014, and by ($275k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization, loss on disposal of capital assets and product costs affecting expenses by ($290k) in F2015, by ($353k) in F2014, and by ($310k) in F2013.

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