Ronald McDonald House of Saskatchewan

1011 University Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0K4
CEO: Tammy Forrester
Board President: Bette Boechler

Charitable Reg. #: 10740 7983 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
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 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

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 #10

Avg. Compensation $36,036

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 7
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Ronald McDonald House of Saskatchewan:

Founded in 1983, Ronald McDonald House of Saskatchewan (RMHS) offers housing services to families of children receiving medical treatment at hospitals in Saskatoon. The charity is formally known as Friends of Saskatchewan and it opened its House in 1985. RMHS runs one of the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada – all of the Houses are for families of children who must travel to receive medical treatment. The RMHS House is within walking distance to Royal University Hospital and Saskatoon Cancer Clinic. RMHS also accommodates families of children receiving treatment at Saskatoon City Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and Kinsmen Children’s Centre.

Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan reports that its House served 1,232 families in F2015. This is a 211% increase from the 396 reported families served in F2014. RMHS renovated the House in 2014 and it can now house up to 34 families at a time. RMHS charges families $10 per night at the House.

In June 2016, Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan opened a Family Room in Victoria Regional Hospital. RMHS started this new program to improve the services it offers to families in the Prince Albert Parkland region, located just outside Saskatoon.

Financial Review:

F2015 expense figures may differ significantly from previous years. Ci gathered F2014 and F2013 expense figures from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing, which breaks down expenses into program, administrative and fundraising costs. RMHS’s F2015 T3010 filing was not available when this report was created and the audited financial statements do not categorize expenses into program, administrative and fundraising buckets. As such, Ci could not properly allocate common expenses, such as salaries of $662k.

Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan is a medium-sized charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $2.8m in F2015. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues and fundraising costs are 7% of donations (excluding grants from Ronald McDonald House Charities of $204k). $0.09 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls well within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. RMHS holds funding reserves of $5.0m, which can cover annual program costs for 5.3 years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 15, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.2%5.4%2.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.1%5.8%3.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 527.5%588.7%1,374.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,580,9603,109,1675,110,730
Fees for service 81,12043,70028,115
Special events 225,583120,173121,958
Investment income 124,128167,67386,973
Total revenues 3,011,7913,440,7135,347,776
Program costs 938,525598,048362,101
Administrative costs 64,819176,109140,717
Fundraising costs 185,531177,363197,004
Other costs 67000
Cash flow from operations 1,822,2462,489,1934,647,954
Funding reserves 4,951,0113,520,7304,977,523
Note: Ci recognized contributions received during the year related to capital campaign and adopt-a-room revenue, affecting donations by $779k in F2015, $1.9m in F2014 and $4.1m in F2013. Ci recognized investment income net of management fees, increasing revenues by $124k in F2015, $168k in F2014 and $87k in F2013. Ci gathered F2014 and F2013 expense figures from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing and backed out amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative and fundraising costs. F2013 fundraising costs include $110k in expenses that RMHS originally netted in campaign fundraising revenues. Ci included F2015 salaries expense of $662k in program costs.

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