Canadian Lutheran World Relief

600-177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5
Executive Director: Robert Granke
President: Mr. Marcus Busch

Charitable Reg. #: 10686 3038 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #18

Avg. Compensation $77,545

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Canadian Lutheran World Relief:

Founded in 1946, Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is inspired by God’s love for humanity and challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty. It offers Canadians opportunities to serve the needs of others. CLWR serves the world’s poor and marginalized through community development, refugee resettlement, emergency relief and humanitarian aid shipment programs.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief delivers community development programming through church priority projects, Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects and DFATD-supported programs in Africa, Asia and South America. Through emergency relief, CLWR addressed two crises in F2016: aid to over 4,300 people affected by the earthquake in Nepal, and aid to 400 farmers affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Also in F2016, CLWR’s WE CARE program distributed 16,777 quilts and blankets, 7,232 baby bundles and 8,696 We Care kits to 33,900 people in Liberia, Mauritania, Angola, and Jordan. The refugee resettlement program assists groups in submitting refugee applications and preparing for the arrival of new immigrants to Canada. Through this program, in F2016 CLWR settled 308 refugees in Canada.

Financial Review:

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is a medium-sized charity with $4.8m in F2016 donations. Its administrative costs were 3% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go towards CLWR’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $10.9m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 113%. This means that CLWR can cover about 1.1 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

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

Updated June 21, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.4%3.5%5.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.9%5.2%4.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 113.0%102.9%97.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,8434,8094,446
Government funding 4,8874,7392,703
Investment income 786664
Total revenues 9,8089,6157,213
Program costs 9,6208,1886,529
Administrative costs 333335386
Fundraising costs 283248217
Cash flow from operations (428)84480
Funding reserves 10,8738,4216,394
Note: Ci has accounted for community relations expense of $1.2m in F2016, $992k in F2015, and $870k in F2014 as a program cost.

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