Calgary Poppy Fund
Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6
CEO: Joey Bleviss
Treasurer: Harold Ireland
Charitable Reg. #: 10683 0961 RR0001
Grade: FThe 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 #6
Avg. Compensation $39,168
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About Calgary Poppy Fund:
Founded in 1967, Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund, known as Calgary Poppy Fund, raises money in its annual Poppy Campaign to give financial and non-financial aid to war veterans, their families, and seniors.
In F2016, Calgary Poppy Fund raised $2.6m in donations and poppy box money and granted $1.6m to other charities and non-profit organizations. Calgary Poppy Fund gave $545k in bursaries, $500k to the Royal Canadian Provincial (Alberta) Command, $166k to Calgary Health Trust and $105k to Hospice Calgary.
Calgary Poopy Fund also operates the Veteran’s Food Bank. Donations to the Veteran's Food Bank have increased from $25k in 2014 to $438k in 2016. In addition to cash donations, the veterans food bank received $391k in donated food. The veterans food bank reports providing veterans with $1m in food value and vouchers and $497k in financial aid.
News update: September 30, 2018 Calgary Herald reports that the Veterans Food Bank has closed 4 months earlier than previously announced. Veterans in need will be supported by Calgary Food Bank, a 4-star rated charity with good impact. Here is a link to Charity Intelligence's report on Calgary Food Bank
Calgary Poppy Fund is a mid-sized charity with cash donations of $2.7m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 6% of total revenues and its fundraising costs are 11% of donations. For every dollar donated, 83 cents goes to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence's reasonable range.
Calgary Poppy Fund funding reserves of $1.5m that cover 45% of its grants and food bank operations. Calgary Poppy Fund increased its grants and food bank programs, drawing down its funding reserves which were $2.4m in F2014.
Updated November 7, 2017 by Kate Bahen.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.0%||5.5%||5.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.4%||6.7%||7.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||45.4%||74.6%||88.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||391,031||402,886||606,900|
|Cash flow from operations||(702,103)||(138,173)||275,805|