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Earth Rangers Foundation

9520 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6
Executive Director: Peter Kendall
Board Chair: Elizabeth Schad

Charitable Reg. #: 89220 0528 RR0001
Sector: Animal Welfare
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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 #49

Avg. Compensation $53,107

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Earth Rangers Foundation:

The Earth Rangers Foundation’s (Earth Rangers) mission is “to educate and empower children to Bring Back the Wild.” It aims to mobilize children towards protecting animals and improving the environment, ultimately protecting biodiversity. Earth Rangers reports that 50% of its spending is directed towards the research, protection and stewardship of animal habitats in Canada. The other 50% of its spending supports free education programs in schools across Canada.

Earth Rangers' School Outreach program delivers school assemblies for children in grades 1 to 6. The program educates students on the importance of protecting biodiversity, and highlights the conservation initiatives in Canada. In F2015, Earth Rangers visited over 800 English and French elementary schools, reaching over 236,000 students. The School Outreach program also makes classroom visits that provide hands-on learning to students in grades 3 to 5.

The Earth Rangers Foundation’s Membership program requires that children sign up to become an Earth Ranger. The charity then provides its members with activities, communications and conservation projects. Earth Rangers’ Missions program provides short-term assignments for its members, which are designed to keep children and their families engaged throughout the year. Earth Rangers reports that it currently engages with 100,000 children across Canada.

Each year, Earth Rangers’ Bring Back the Wild program works with conservation partners to identify four Canadian species facing threats in the wild. Its members learn about the conservation efforts, and are asked to start a fundraising campaign for the animals. In F2015, Earth Rangers focused on the Wolverine, Peregrine Falcon, Little Brown Bat and Cold-Water Coral.

Financial Review:

The Earth Rangers Foundation is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $3.8m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 13% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 77 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $1.5m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 43%. This means that it can cover just over 5 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by The Earth Rangers Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 19, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.5%16.7%15.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.2%9.9%14.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 42.6%27.8%33.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,8094,1043,119
Government funding 1,407745499
Investment income 234
Other income 3193381,528
Total revenues 5,5375,1915,150
Program costs 3,3343,4133,275
Grants 114138298
Administrative costs 747868780
Fundraising costs 388408466
Cash flow from operations 954364331
Funding reserves 1,4709861,194
Note: The charity does not explicitly report its administration and fundraising costs in its audited financial statements. Ci has used the administration and fundraising costs reported in the charity’s T3010 filing in this report. Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions and adjustment for deferred donations affecting revenues by ($201k) in F2015, by ($865k) in F2014, and by ($1.2m) in F2013. Ci has adjusted depreciation of capital assets and amortization of prepaid lease affecting expenses by ($1.1m) in F2015, by ($1.2m) in F2014, and by ($1.5m) in F2013.

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