Against Malaria Foundation Canada

PO Box 42316, Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 5P3
CEO: Robert Mather
Director: Peter Sherratt

Charitable Reg. #: 83477 5967 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: A+

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

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: High

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Against Malaria Foundation Canada:

Founded in 2006, Against Malaria Foundation Canada (AMFC) raises money to buy mosquito nets, working to prevent the spread of malaria. Malaria kills an estimated 429,000 people each year. With significant global attention and funding to prevent malaria over the last decade or two, new cases of malaria declined by 25% globally and deaths from malaria decreased 42%. Following significant steps, progress stalled in 2016 with 216 million cases of malaria, a 2% increase.1 Of those who die, 90% are people in sub-Saharan Africa and 70% are children under five. AMFC is a fundraising branch of Against Malaria Foundation GB (AMF).

A Charity Intelligence 2018 Top 10 Impact Charity

Against Malaria Foundation Canada reports that all donations used by the Canadian arm are used to purchase long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Nets are treated using a chemical that kills mosquitos, making the nets 99% effective even if there are holes. The charity pays approximately $2 per net which lasts up to four years and protects an average of two people. AMF reports having distributed 10 million nets in F2017 in Zambia, Togo and Papua New Guinea. It pays grants to local partners in disease-endemic areas, including Global Health, Rotary Clubs, and local health departments, that distribute the nets to households and evaluate the net use.

Against Malaria Foundation has received international recognition as a recommended charity from GiveWell, Giving What We Can, and The Life You Can Save. Total donations tp the global charity have increased from US$3.9m in 2012 to US$46.9m in 2017.

Against Malaria Foundation aims to assess program effectiveness by visiting randomly selected net-receiving households every six months after distributions. Data is collected on how many of the households still have nets, how many have nets that are hung, and the condition of nets. AMF also assesses the impact of nets using monthly data on the local malaria infection rate and mortality. Since 2012, AMF has only published survey information collected in Malawi.

Results and Impact: Charity Intelligence has rated Against Malaria Foundation as High impact per dollar (see grid bottom right).

In March 2016, 235,000 nets were distributed by Against Malaria Foundation in the Balaka area of Malawi. In March 2017, surveyors found that 77% of the 6,520 households visited had nets hung and 14% had nets present but not hung. This means that 9% of the households no longer had the net(s) they had been given. Of the nets that were examined, 93% were found to be in good or very good condition, 5% were worn out, and the remaining nets were in usable condition.

Against Malaria Foundation reports that for every 50-250 nets distributed, one life is saved through preventing the spread of malaria. Beyond death, malaria has a high economic cost through keeping people from working or forcing parents to stay home with a sick child. The charity states that every $1 million efficiently used in preventing or fighting malaria has $12 million of economic benefit in Africa.

Financial Review:

Against Malaria Foundation Canada is a medium-sized charity with donations of $781k in in F2017, up 35% from F2016 and almost four times F2015 donations. These donations were given to Against Malaria Foundation UK, representing less than 2% of AMF’s revenues. Against Malaria Foundation Canada does not report administrative or fundraising costs. Reporting zero overhead costs is outside of Ci’s reasonable range because this may reflect a misallocation of costs. AMF Canada has $143 in funding reserves. Globally, Against Malaria Foundation reports administrative costs of 0.8% of revenues and no fundraising costs.

This charity report has been sent to Against Malaria Foundation Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Created on August 29, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 0.0%180.1%0.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 780,983577,945197,793
Total revenues 780,983577,945197,793
Program costs 000
Grants 780,840577,945198,732
Administrative costs 000
Fundraising costs 000
Cash flow from operations 1430(939)
Funding reserves 14300
Note: Ci has removed Canadian donations using the Canadian financial statements provided to the CRA. Pro-rata services have been removed from financial donations as goods-in-kind donations. Grants are non-net costs from the financial statements. Ci has not included salary information as the foundation does not report any salaried employees in Canada. 

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WHO World Health Organization 10 Facts on Malaria Updated December 2016, sourced August 2018

WHO World Health Organization Malaria Report 2017

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Strategy Overview sourced August 2018

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