Farley Foundation

420 Bronte Street South, Suite 205
Milton, ON L9T 0H9
Executive Director: Doug Raven
Board President: Dr. Matthew Richardson

Charitable Reg. #:88752 2316 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Most recent Audited financial statements available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 94 cents are available for programs.

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About Farley Foundation:

Farley Foundation is a 2-star charity. It has a below-average results reporting grade and is not fully financially transparent. Farley Foundation does not have any paid staff and spends little on overhead costs. 

Established in 2002 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the Farley Foundation subsidizes payments for Ontario pet owners who cannot cover essential veterinary costs for their sick and injured pets. Since 2002, more than 12,200 pets have been helped. This includes 7,190 dogs, 4,890 cats, 51 birds, 37 rabbits, and 23 rats.

Farley Foundation covers surgery, hospitalization, diagnostics, and other essential treatments. Pet owners seeking aid must be unable to afford medical care for the sick or injured pet and must fall into at least one of the following categories: 1) seniors receiving the federal GIS; 2) disabled individuals receiving the ODSP or CPP Disability Payment; 3) individuals receiving assistance through Ontario Works; 4) people earning less than $25,000/year; 5) people receiving the CERB; 6) long-term care facilities with live-in pets; 7) women at risk of abuse who are entering a registered Ontario women’s shelter and who are participating in the OVMA SafePet Program.

In F2021, Farley Foundation paid $535k in subsidies towards the veterinary bills of pet owners, which is a 4% increase from F2020. Farley Foundation discloses the total number of pets and pet owners it helps, but it does not disclose the procedures the pets undergo.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, Farley Foundation paid for veterinary care for 1,040 pets, including 602 dogs, 419 cats, 6 birds, and 4 rabbits. During the year, the charity assisted 640 Ontario Disability Support Program recipients and 103 Ontario Works recipients.

In addition to saving the lives of the animals, Farley Foundation states that sharing life with an animal has a positive impact on personal health and well-being. Farley Foundation highlights multiple testimonials on its website from people who are grateful for the services Farley Foundation provided and the impact it had on their lives and those of their pets.

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Farley Foundation received total revenues of $1.3m in F2021. Administrative costs are 4% of total revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 2% of total donations. This means Farley Foundation spends 6% on overhead. For every dollar donated, 94 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Farley Foundation attributes its low overhead costs to its shared board of directors with OVMA, decreasing staffing costs.

Farley Foundation has total funding reserves of $2.0m. The foundation could cover three years and 4 months of program spending at the F2021 level.

The charity reports no paid staff in its most recent Charities Directorate T3010 filing.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Farley Foundation for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 2, 2022 by Lin Zhu.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.6%6.0%7.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.3%10.1%10.5%
Total overhead spending 5.9%16.1%17.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 332.7%258.6%240.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,245,583847,684644,362
Special events 0021,746
Investment income 28,31024,55324,726
Other income 140818448
Total revenues 1,274,033873,055691,282
Program costs 597,790525,995476,654
Administrative costs 44,61351,07447,875
Fundraising costs 29,16485,48869,725
Other costs 3,9351,2871,018
Total spending 675,502663,844595,272
Cash flow from operations 598,531209,21196,010
Funding reserves 1,988,7151,360,0871,147,527

Note: Ci categorized postage, website, travel, and insurance expenses under program expenses. Ci considered office expenses, professional fees, and board and committee expenses as administrative costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. compensation: $0

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.farleyfoundation.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001