Calgary, AB T2S 2T4
Executive Director: Kevin Webster
Board Chair: Wilson Acton
Charitable Reg. #: Athletic Association
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
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #3
Avg. Compensation $61,000
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About KidSport Calgary:
Founded in 1995, KidSport Calgary is an amateur athletic association rather than a registered charity. It is eligible to issue donation receipts. According to a 2014 CIBC national survey, a third of Canadian children cannot afford to participate in organized sports due to high registration fees. Alberta has the highest costs of children’s sport in Canada; on average, Alberta parents spend $1,428 per child each year to participate in sports.
KidSport Calgary is the largest of the 178 KidSport chapters working across Canada. Its mission is to make sure no child is on the sidelines because it cannot afford sport registration fees. KidSport Calgary is immensely proud that, with strong community support, it has always been able to fund every eligible application received. With the economic downturn in Calgary and the loss of funding partners, KidSport Calgary made the very difficult decision to fund all eligible applicants, but at reduced levels. The maximum financial aid was dropped from $500 in 2014 to $250 in 2016. For 2017 KidSport Calgary has raised the funding cap back to $325 per application.
KidSport Calgary’s goal is to see kids more physically active. Through organized sports, kids build self-confidence, learn life lessons, and make new friends. These activities improve academic performance and build a strong healthy community. As of yet, KidSport Calgary does not measure these outcomes.
In 2016, KidSport Calgary provided $1.3m to pay for sports registration fees (down 10% compared with 2015) for 4,386 kids (4% increase from 2015 and continuing to grow from 3,412 kids supported in 2014). The average registration fee per child was $280 for the year, compared with $325 in 2015. Different sports have different costs; hockey is the second most popular sport and funded support averages $539 in registration fees. Whereas soccer, the most popular sport among registering kids costs $220 in fees.
KidSport Calgary has strong partnering relationships; the Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation covers all baseball registration fees for 75 kids, Comrie Sports provided gently-used hockey equipment to outfit 270 kids at no cost, Canada Pacific funds over 200 kids, and Shaw Charity Classic supports 225 kids each year. Recently KidSport Calgary has expanded no-cost sport opportunities to the wider community providing free skate rentals at community and school rinks that more than 9,920 people used (a 14% annual increase).
KidSport Calgary's goal is to see kids more physically active. Through organized sports, kids build self-confidence, learn life lessons, and make new friends. These activities improve academic performance and build strong and healthy communities. These outcomes are not reported by KidSport Calgary and there is a lack of evidence-based research on the impact of organized sports.
In 2016, KidSport Calgary’s donations remained stable at $1.3m. New financial cost allocations show management and administrative costs are 8% of total revenues, and fundraising costs are 16% of total donations and special fundraising events. This is a slight increase over previous years. For every dollar donated, 76 cents goes to the cause, in line with the average overhead costs of charities in Charity Intelligence's database and within Charity Intelligence's reasonable range.
In 2016, KidSport Calgary had a net surplus of $365k that increased funding reserves to $1m. Funding reserves cover 80% of annual program costs. As an amateur athletics association, rather than a registered charity, salary information has been provided by the charity to Charity Intelligence.
Updated on May 23,
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.4%||13.9%||11.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.8%||8.5%||7.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||79.9%||47.6%||82.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||364,937||(66,801)||141,214|