Hungry for Life International

45950 Alexander Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1L5
Executive Director: Dave Blundell
Board Chair: Harvey Adrian

Charitable Reg. #:86204 8758 RR0001


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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) 84 cents are available for programs.

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About Hungry for Life International:

Founded in 2003, Hungry for Life International (HFLI) aims to end needless suffering while providing opportunities to connect with Jesus Christ through worldwide compassion. HFLI partners with Christian groups, missionaries, and local church leaders in developing countries to implement its projects. HFLI’s two main programs include international projects and equipping members with resources.

International projects represent the majority of Hungry for Life International’s programs. Small teams of HFLI members apply to lead projects that provide various forms of aid, such as housing or nutrition programs. The charity provides consultation and support to its members when designing team projects. Once a team has chosen a country and project to pursue, HFLI coordinates the travel and logistics of the trip. Hungry for Life International helps to monitor the project and publishes blog posts from teams on its website. The charity estimates that its projects reached 17,000 people in F2019. Since 2003, HFLI reports that 189 teams have worked on 120 projects. Over half of the charity’s projects take place in Haiti, Kenya, and Guatemala.

Equipping programs represent the remainder of HFLI’s work. These programs include writing books or music on religious worship, hosting motivational speaker events, and offering consulting services for similar non-profits. Hungry for Life International reports that its members have written three books to date. In F2019, five groups received HFLI’s consulting services.

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Results and Impact

Between 2003 and 2018, the charity reports that its members built 573 buildings, treated 68,623 patients, fed 73,995 people for one month, and cared for 5,878 orphans. HFLI states that it has projects in 12 countries, as well as confidential projects due to safety concerns in the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Hungry for Life International’s results and impact.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Charities Directorate has granted extensions for filing financial details for the 2019 fiscal year. Although its year-end was in December, Hungry for Life International has not completed its F2019 audited financial statements or its T3010 filing with the CRA. The charity anticipates completing these files in September 2020, at which point this profile may receive updates.

Hungry for Life International is a medium-sized charity with donations of $2.7m in F2018. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. This means that overhead costs are 16%. For every dollar donated, 84 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has total funding reserves of $1.9m, of which $318k is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, this results in a program cost coverage ratio of 65%. This means that the charity can cover 8 months of its annual program costs using its existing funding reserves.

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

Updated on June 4, 2020 by Eric Zhao. This analysis uses HFLI’s 2018 financial information, which is the most recent data that is publicly available.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.2%10.4%10.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.3%2.7%2.4%
Total overhead spending 15.5%13.1%12.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 65.2%68.6%40.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,734,0762,850,4992,575,208
Investment income 40,91781,97538,481
Other income 1,5023,597(6,388)
Total revenues 2,776,4952,936,0712,607,301
Program costs - International 2,376,0232,162,7302,182,039
Grants 63,34070,98966,532
Administrative costs 333,943295,919262,562
Fundraising costs 90,15576,98461,354
Total spending 2,863,4602,606,6222,572,487
Cash flow from operations (86,966)329,44934,814
Capital spending 11,9716,5451,541
Funding reserves 1,898,7241,868,0231,274,759

Note: Ci has excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($1k) in F2018, ($3k) in F2017, and ($2k) in F2016. Ci reported grants to qualified donees from the charity’s T3010 filing and backed out the amounts from international program costs. The charity’s audited financial statements report fundraising and amortization within administrative costs. Ci backed out the amounts for fundraising and amortization from administrative costs to report them separately.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. compensation: $57,763

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 F2018

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