The Nature Trust of British Columbia
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R4
Board Chair: Dr. Peter Arcese
CEO: Dr. Jasper Lament
Charitable Reg. #: 10808 9863 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #12
Avg. Compensation $85,276
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About The Nature Trust of British Columbia:
Established in 1971, The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a land conservation organization based in BC. The charity acquires ecologically significant land through purchase, donation, covenant and lease. Then, the charity cares for the acquired land in order to protect the natural diversity of wildlife and plants, and their critical habitats. The Nature Trust has invested more than $80 million to secure more than 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) of critical habitat throughout British Columbia. The charity reports that British Columbia is the most biologically diverse province in Canada. Over 70% of all Canada’s plants and animals live in the province of BC. Over 1300 animal and plant species in BC are identified as endangered or threatened.
The charity spent a total of $738k on land management: $123k province-wide, $193k in Kootenay, $262k in Okanagan, $62k in North and Central, $61k in Lower Mainland, and $37k on Vancouver Island.
The charity spent 22% of revenues on administrative costs in F2015. The charity did not report fundraising costs separately in its audited financial statements; however, based on T3010 filings, fundraising costs are estimated at 20% of donations for F2015. The charity has funding reserves of $23.7m, including $4.1m of donor-endowed funds. The total funding reserve can cover annual programs for 12.6 years, or 12 years excluding donor-endowed funds.
Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by The Nature Trust of British Columbia.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||21.7%||13.2%||13.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.0%||10.2%||16.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||991.1%||591.2%||1,207.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||459||506||489|
|Cash flow from operations||847||2,054||3,204|