ADRA Canada

1148 King St. East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1H8
Executive Director: James Astleford
Board Chair: Daniel Stojanovic

Charitable Reg. #: 13205 6813 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #15

Avg. Compensation $65,833

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 10
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About ADRA Canada:

Established in 1985, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (ADRA) was created by the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create positive change through partnerships and responsible action. ADRA Canada is part of the ADRA network, which has a presence in approximately 120 countries. It is committed to improving the quality of human life and to helping those in need, the most vulnerable, such as women and children. ADRA was granted General Consultative Status by the UN in 1997.

ADRA Canada’s work is divided into the two main areas of development and relief across six sectors: water and sanitation, food security, education, health, income generation and emergency response. It receives funds from various sources, identifies projects that target specific needs, then provides funding, monitoring and evaluation of those projects to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.

In F2014, ADRA’s work in emergency and disaster response benefitted over 750,000 individuals worldwide. Its international development projects benefitted close to 78,000 people worldwide. With a mission of reducing death rates of young children and their mothers, the Cambodian SMILE project has helped 3500 women and children. It is funded by Canadian supporters and budgeted to cost $2.6m. Through its food security program in Rwanda, ADRA has helped 6080 families to grow sufficient food from their home gardens and is budgeted to cost $2.6m.

Financial Review:

In F2014, ADRA’s primary source of funding was from donations, representing 66% of total revenues, split 37% from private individuals and 63% from other organizations. ADRA’s administrative costs were 8% of revenues and its fundraising costs were 6% of donations. It had $6.5m in funding reserves covering 72% of annual program costs.

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

Updated August 5, 2015 by Mikhil Mahore.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.1%6.8%8.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.5%7.1%9.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 72.0%113.1%161.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,6006,6745,101
Government funding 3,0711,106788
Investment income 326125219
Other income 870
Total revenues 10,0057,9126,108
Program costs - International 8,8256,7674,876
Program costs - Canada 201217215
Administrative costs 779531515
Fundraising costs 363477480
Cash flow from operations (163)(80)23
Funding reserves 6,4947,8988,235
Note: Ci has adjusted revenues for unrealized appreciation in market value by ($121k) in F2014, ($120k) in F2013 and $219k in F2012. Ci has also adjusted administrative costs for amortization of capital assets affecting administrative costs by $118k in F2014, ($43k) in F2013 and ($51k) in F2012.

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