Christian Children's Fund of Canada
Markham, ON L3R 8G6
CEO: Mark Lukowski
Board Chair: Dr. Douglas Ellenor
Charitable Reg. #: 10691 8543 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #158
Avg. Compensation $48,458
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About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Founded in 1938, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) helps poor people across the world develop skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. The charity works through local partners to better meet the needs of the communities it supports.
Christian Children’s Fund sponsors programs in 5 main sectors, in addition to emergency response: health and nutrition; education; strengthening community organizations; water, sanitation and hygiene; and sustainable economic growth. CCFC sponsored 47,951 children and reached 294,375 people across the 170 communities it supports in 2016. Based on total operating costs, CCFC spent roughly $221,406 per community.
Most of CCFC’s funding in F2016 went to health and nutrition programming, making up 46% of program costs. By investing in health and nutrition, the charity aims to reduce disease, increase life expectancy and prevent childhood deaths. CCFC reports that in 2016, 27,482 children received medical checkups, 8,707 people received pre- and post-natal care, and 12,632 pregnant women and children received food supplements. Due to the charity’s maternal-health IMPACT project in Ethiopia, baby delivery rates in the Arsi Negelle district improved from 3 babies to 100 babies a month, decreasing child mortality rates.
Education made up 26% of program costs in F2016. CCFC believes that better education will increase children’s confidence levels and decrease their vulnerability to violence and exploitation. In 2016, CCFC provided 330,967 educational supplies to 60,228 children at 547 schools. It built 35 new and renovated 71 existing schools, classrooms and libraries. The charity also attracted 80,354 kids to afterschool activities. After working in Koupela – a city in Burkina Faso – for 15 years, CCFC reports that 85% of teenagers who had dropped out of school are now enrolled in vocational training.
Water, sanitation and hygiene made up 6% of program costs in F2016. CCFC works to lower disease and the number of hours spent collecting clean water so kids can spend more time in school. CCFC built and improved 82 water facilities in F2016 and trained 1,952 people to wash their hands properly. In Koupela, 1,240 people can now access clean, safe water and latrines due to the work CCFC funded in the region.
Strengthening community organizations made up 12% of program spending in F2016. With this program, CCFC brings people in communities together to work towards a common goal and achieve positive change.
Christian Children’s Fund is one of Canada’s top 100 largest charities with total donations of $24.7m in F2016. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 23% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.68 goes to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. CCFC’s funding reserves of $4.6m can cover only 16% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
CCFC uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. The charity reports $1.5m in fundraising costs for external fundraisers that raised $2.98m in F2016, producing an external fundraising cost ratio of 49%.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Christian Children’s Fund. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 15, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.4%||9.4%||7.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||23.2%||23.0%||24.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||16.3%||17.3%||12.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||11,071||8,514||11,969|
|Cash flow from operations||515||651||348|