Hope Mission

9908 106 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8
Executive Director: Bruce Reith
Board Chair: Grant Eliason

Website: www.hopemission.com
Charitable Reg. #: 11896 2851 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

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 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 #190

Avg. Compensation $52,131

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Hope Mission:

Founded in 1929, Hope Mission is a Christian social services charity that runs programs in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Wetaskiwin, Alberta. As part of its programs, Hope Mission runs emergency shelters, long-term housing locations, kids’ summer camps, addiction recovery programs and other critical care programs such as a health centre, 24/7 rescue van and meal services.

In 2015, Hope Mission housed 54 people through its long-term housing programs. In Edmonton, Hope Mission’s four long-term housing programs are Rapid Exit, the 52-unit Green Manor, the 44-unit Immigration Hall and the 52-bed Hope Mission Centre.

Hope Mission supplied beds for 546 people each night in 2015 through its emergency shelters. The charity has four emergency shelters in Edmonton. The Hope Mission Emergency Shelter can hold over 300 people per night, the 24/7 Intox Centre can hold up to 70 people per night and the Herb Jamieson Centre can hold up to 319 men per night. Hope Mission’s Youth Shelter is meant only for children and youth in need of a place to sleep. Hope Mission runs a meal program at its Hope Mission Emergency Shelter in Edmonton, which served 392,775 hot meals in 2015.

Hope Mission runs Kids in Action, an after-school activities and meal program, at schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Wetaskiwin. The charity estimates that Kids in Action reached 170 kids in 2015. Unique to Wetaskiwin is Food for Thought, a meal program that serves lunches in 13 Wetaskiwin schools. Collectively, Hope Mission handed out 87,235 lunches in 2015. Hope Mission also runs three summer camps for at-risk kids in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer. There are fees associated with attending the camp. However, Hope Mission covers these costs for families in extreme poverty.

Financial Review:

Hope Mission is a big-cap charity with total donations of $12.5m in F2015. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. $0.18 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity reports spending $5.2m on capital assets in F2015. Hope Mission holds funding reserves of $5.0m that consist only of cash and cash equivalents. These reserves can cover only 35% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Hope Mission. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 10, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.6%8.2%7.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.6%8.8%10.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 35.0%62.2%45.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 12,50211,99410,577
Government funding 4,9734,8604,817
Fees for service 1,024645431
Business activities (net) 744671614
Investment income 297763
Other income 2368883
Total revenues 19,50818,33516,584
Program costs 14,44012,16810,845
Administrative costs 1,6751,5041,240
Fundraising costs 1,1981,0601,152
Cash flow from operations 2,1953,6033,347
Funding reserves 5,0507,5634,954
Note: Ci adjusted for changes in deferred contributions, affecting donations by ($67k) in F2015, $658k in F2014 and ($130k) in F2013. Ci includes Health Clinic revenues and Bargain Shoppe revenues in fees for services. Ci reported rental income from the Women’s Centre, Brightwood Ranch Program for the Homeless, gross of direct expenses, in business activities. Program costs are reported net of amortization according to each program schedule. Designated projects, Bargain Shoppe expenses and cost recovery are included in program costs. Remuneration of employees related to fundraising activities of $138k in F2015, $112k in F2014 and $115k in F2013 and annual banquet and special events expenses of $20k in F2015, $20k in F2014 and $15k in F2013 are included in fundraising costs.

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