Gideons International In Canada

501 Imperial Road North
Guelph, ON N1H 7A2
President: Brad Kennedy
Vice President: Dewayne Fliss

Charitable Reg. #: 10808 2991 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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #38

Avg. Compensation $46,044

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Gideons International In Canada:

Established in 1911, Gideons International in Canada’s (Gideons) mission is to “communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ, through personal evangelism and Scripture distribution, in Canada and worldwide, so that people may receive eternal life.”

Gideons distributes complete Bibles and New Testaments, which usually include the books of Psalms and Proverbs from the Old Testament. These Scriptures are either given directly to individuals, or placed in designated public locations such as libraries, hotels or prisons. The aim is to make the Scriptures accessible in areas where a large number of people may be searching for answers, and may encounter the Word of God.

Gideons is involved in projects both in Canada and internationally. Its ministry was active in 181 countries in F2015, up from 165 countries in F2014. In F2015, Gideons distributed 1,746,859 printed scriptures globally.

Financial Review:

Gideons International in Canada is a big charity, with annual donations of $7.9m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 4% of revenues and it fundraising costs are 16% of donations. For every $1 donated to Gideons, 81 cents goes towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Gideons had funding reserves of $2m in F2015, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 33%. This means that Gideons can cover 33% of its annual program costs with its current reserves, indicating a need for donations.

Note that in the F2015 audited financial statements, the total expenditures reported in the 2014 income statement do not match the 2014 expenditures reported in Note 10: Schedule of Expenses Operating Fund, with $5,345 unreconcilable.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Gideons International in Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 19, 2016 by Lynn Tay.


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.6%4.2%8.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.6%14.6%11.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 32.9%9.9%22.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,9447,6127,343
Other income 863
Total revenues 7,9527,6187,347
Program costs - International 2,0122,9221,643
Program costs - Canada 4,1484,0633,443
Administrative costs 287317628
Fundraising costs 1,2361,114850
Cash flow from operations 268(798)783
Funding reserves 2,0256931,160
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization, and the discrepancy in total expenditures reported in the income statement and those reported in note 10, affecting expenses by ($188k) in F2015, and by ($180k) in F2014.

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