Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Founder: Ryan Hreljac
Board Chair: Sarah Gore
Charitable Reg. #: 88858 7110 RR0001
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
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #4
Avg. Compensation $46,776
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||2|
About Ryan's Well:
Founded in 2001, Ryan’s Well Foundation (Ryan’s Well) is a Canadian charity whose mission is “Ryan’s Well Foundation, together with our local partners, provides access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of developing countries. We educate and motivate people to share our passion and contribute to achieving change in the world.” According to Ryan’s Well, nearly one billion people in the world do not have access to safe water. Additionally, 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation, and lack of sanitation is the world’s leading cause of infection. Ryan’s Well says that 88% of all diseases are caused by either unsafe water or poor sanitation and hygiene.
Ryan’s Well runs three main programs: Build, Education, and Motivation. In F2018, Build programs made up 84% of total program spending. Motivation and Education programs made up 9% and 7% of program spending, respectively, in F2018.
Through the Build program, Ryan’s Well completed 112 water projects and six latrines in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, and Uganda in F2018. This is a 14% increase in the number of water projects completed, and a 90% decrease in the number of latrines built in F2016. Since it began, Ryan’s Well has completed 1,277 water projects and built 1,251 latrines in 16 countries, which gave 924,010 people access to clean water.
Ryan’s Well is a small charity, with total donations of $837k in F2018. Administrative costs are 11% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. For every dollar donated, 78 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $590k can cover ten months of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ryan’s Well for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 29, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.6%||6.1%||12.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||10.5%||4.2%||8.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||82.2%||101.9%||33.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(58,664)||406,336||(77,615)|