SEVA Canada Society
Vancouver, BC V6J 2G2
Executive Director: Penny Lyons
Board Chair: Nancy Mortifee
Charitable Reg. #: 13072 4941 RR0001
Grade: A-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 #5
Avg. Compensation $70,845
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About SEVA Canada Society:
Founded in 1982, Seva Canada Society (Seva) is a Vancouver-based charity that provides eye care for people in developing countries. Seva’s mission is to restore the eyesight of blind people and to prevent blindness for those in need - women, children and people living in poverty. It states that blindness and visual impairment are largely solvable problems as doctors can prevent or cure 80% of blindness cases. Two-thirds of the world's blind are women. The World Bank has called treating blindness the most cost-effective health intervention to reduce poverty.
In F2015, Seva Canada Society spent $1.2m on eye surgeries, treatments and prevention campaigns in over 15 countries. It operated in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Congo-Brazzaville, Benin, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar, India, Egypt, Guatemala, Cambodia, China and Nepal.
Seva reports that one surgery costs only $50. It paid for 59,798 eye surgeries and provided eye care services to 978,449 people in F2015. Seva partners with eye centres and doctors in Nepal, India, Egypt, Burundi and Malawi to improve eye care services and develop sustainable eye care programs. Seva Canada Society partners with existing women’s microfinance campaigns to provide better health care services and train women on eye care. Seva reports that it has restored the sight of nearly 1 million people to date.
Seva Canada Society is a Small-Cap charity, which received donations and special events revenue of $1.2m in F2015. Administrative costs are 9% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 16% costs of total donations. Total overhead costs are 24%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Seva has total funding reserves of $526k that can cover the charity’s annual program costs for 6 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Seva Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 16th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.9%||6.2%||10.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.8%||12.8%||17.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||45.6%||48.1%||31.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||1,171||28,039||6,170|
|Cash flow from operations||(11,084)||216,931||(101,501)|