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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

11230 - 110 Street
Edmonton, AB T5G 3H7
Executive Director: Natalie Minckler
Board Chair: Richard Wong

Charitable Reg. #: 89072 5542 RR0001
Sector: Intermediary - Sports
Public Foundation

Donor Accountability

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

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

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 F2015

About Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation:

Founded in 2001, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) supports education, health, and wellness for youth through a variety of fundraising methods. It has contributed more than $30m to more than 2,700 charitable groups since its founding. Grant recipients include Bissell Centre, Edmonton’s Food Bank, Kids Help Phone, Edmonton Public Schools, and YMCA of Northern Alberta. In F2016, EOCF donated $2.3m to 228 charitable groups.

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation also runs several programs: In-Class Education (ICE) School, Hockey Helps Kids, Seats for Kids, and Share a Book. ICE School uses the Alberta curriculum to provide a week of hands-on learning in the Oilers’ arena to classes of students from Northern Alberta. ICE School had 2,700 student participants in F2016. The Edmonton Oilers moved into the new Rogers Arena in 2016. ICE School moved as well and had 14 classes between grades 2 and 7 in its inaugural year at the new centre.

Hockey Helps Kids brings together school children and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for local charities in Edmonton. Four Edmonton schools are matched with an Edmonton Oiler player to compete for fan votes to win $25,000 for the charity of their choice. The teams develop a two-minute video that Oilers fans vote on. The winning team’s charity is granted $25k, while the other three teams’ charities are granted $10k.

Seats for Kids donates hockey seats to charitable groups. In F2016, $271k in hockey tickets were donated. Share a Book provides new books and book bags to Grade 1 students across Northern Alberta. In F2016, 5,400 books were distributed to 2,700 students.

Since 2010, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has been supporting Inner City High School. An alternative high school, Inner City High School provides at-risk youth with guidance regarding accommodation, counselling, nutrition, and medical care. In F2016, the school served 314 youth. Amenities include counselling rooms, kitchen facilities, a science lab, a cosmetology classroom, and 4 soundproof recording studios for students to explore their talents.

In August 2016, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation donated $185k to Edmonton’s Food Bank to purchase a five-tonne refrigerated truck. The truck can hold up to 9 pallets or 8,000 lbs of food. With this donation, Edmonton’s Food Bank can pick of fresh and frozen food from its major distributors.

Financial Review:

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is a medium-sized charity with $4.4m in donations in F2015. The foundation also raised $1.7m from its 50/50 draw and lottery. Administrative costs were 3% of revenues and fundraising costs were 48% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 49 cents went to the cause. This falls outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The foundation has funding reserves of $3.3m which can cover annual grants and programs 1.1 times.

In its T3010 filing with the CRA, the Foundation did not report any full-time or part-time employees in F2015. 

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 27, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.4%2.4%2.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 47.8%38.8%41.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 109.3%107.4%195.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,3972,1091,285
Lotteries (net) 1,6881,7761,613
Investment income 403741
Total revenues 6,1253,9222,939
Program costs 523542483
Grants 2,4952,2651,391
Administrative costs 2049485
Fundraising costs 2,103818528
Cash flow from operations 800203452
Funding reserves 3,2973,0153,666
Note: Ci reported lotteries as net, decreasing revenues and expenses by $3.2m in F2015, $3.2 in F2014, and $6.1m in F2013. Ci allocated funds into program, administrative, and fundraising costs using the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA.

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