Against Malaria Foundation Canada

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

Charitable Reg. #:83477 5967 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 100 cents are available for programs.

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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 half a million people every year and 400 million fall ill. The charity reports that before bed nets were made available, it was three or more times that. Of those who die, 90% are people in sub-Saharan Africa and 70% are children under five. AMFC highlights that 100% of public donations buy long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). AMFC is a fundraising branch of Against Malaria Foundation GB (AMF), based in United Kingdom.

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Insecticidal 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 8.9 million nets in F2018 in Malawi, Ghana 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 to the global charity have increased from US $3.9m in 2012 to US $33.1m in 2018.

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.

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Results and Impact

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. 

Ci has rated Against Malaria Foundation as High impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

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Impact Rating: High

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Charity Intelligence has rated AMFC as high demonstrated impact per dollar (see grid at right below). Against Malaria Foundation Canada is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.2m in F2018.  Against Malaria Foundation Canada does not report administrative or fundraising costs. Reporting zero overhead costs is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending because this may reflect a misallocation of costs.

AMF Canada has $154 in funding reserves, meaning the charity can cover virtually none of its annual program spending year over year.

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

Created on July 4, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

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%
Total overhead spending 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 0.0%0.0%180.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,161,651780,983577,945
Total revenues 1,161,651780,983577,945
Grants 1,161,640780,840577,945
Administrative costs 000
Fundraising costs 000
Total spending 1,161,640780,840577,945
Cash flow from operations 111430
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 1541430

Note: Ci has not included salary information as the foundation does not report any salaried employees in Canada. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 staff salary range

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Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Comments & Contact

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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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