Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

134 D’Arcy Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1K3
Executive Director: Andrew Hung
Founder: Master Moy Lin Shin

Website: www.taoist.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11893 4371 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #27

Avg. Compensation $52,988

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism:

Founded in 1983, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism (FLKIT) works to reduce suffering by teaching the Tai Chi practices of Master Moy Lin Shin. Taoist Tai Chi is a set of 108 movements, intended to engage the whole body and increase relaxation. FLKIT observes teachings from Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. The charity is based in Canada and controls Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi International.  

In F2016, FLKIT reported having approximately 12,000 Canadian participants of Taoist Tai Chi. Many of the participants attend weekly classes or weekend events.

Results and Impact:

In F2016, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism surveyed 6,000 Canadian Tai Chi participants to examine the health effects of Tai Chi. Of the respondents, 5,194 reported improved balance, 4,036 experienced mental health effects, 841 saw doctors less frequently, and 438 say they avoided surgery because of Tai Chi. Among respondents who reported improved health, 81% (4,184) began seeing benefits within one year of starting Tai Chi.

Financial Review:

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is a medium-sized charity, receiving $2.3m in donations and special events revenue during F2017. The charity collected $4.7m in fees for service from participants, reflecting 62% of total revenue. Administrative costs are 30% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 30% of donations. For every dollar donated, 40 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Ci calculates $3.8m in F2017 FLKIT gross funding reserves, an increase of 313% from $929k in F2016. The charity has $7.6m in interest-bearing liabilities, producing the negative program cost coverage. Excluding interest-bearing liabilities, FLKIT could cover 1.3 years of program costs using reserve funds.

This charity report is an update to be sent to Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 4, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201720162015
Administrative costs as % of revenues 30.1%30.9%18.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 29.9%22.6%23.1%
Program cost coverage (%) (136%)(254.8%)(227.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201720162015
Donations 1,4021,7432,086
Fees for service 4,7094,6204,556
Business activities (net) 191189229
Special events 947994946
Investment income 66(73)0
Other income 237971,703
Total revenues 7,5517,5699,520
Program costs 2,7772,7373,110
Grants 81021
Administrative costs 2,2492,3591,763
Fundraising costs 703618699
Other costs 397388582
Cash flow from operations 1,4161,3653,365
Funding reserves (3,789)(7,232)(7,085)
Note: International donations of $155k in F2017, $293k in F2016, and $1.4m in F2015 are included in other revenue.  Ci has included cash donated from Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, affecting revenues by $8k in F2017, $nil in F2016, and $350k in F2015. Administrative and fundraising costs are as reported on the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA. Ci has used redacted financial statements provided by the CRA. 

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