Kidney Foundation of Canada

310-5160 Decarie Blvd. 
Montreal, QC H3X 2H9
Executive Director: Elizabeth Myles
Board President: Paul Kidston

Charitable Reg. #: 10756 7398 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B+

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #138

Avg. Compensation $55,451

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 2
$120k - $160k 6
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Kidney Foundation of Canada:

Founded in 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s (KFOC) mission is to enhance kidney health and reduce, or eliminate, the burden of kidney disease. KFOC provides hope, support, empowerment and engagement to people at risk of, or affected by, kidney disease. KFOC funds innovative research, provides education and services to those with kidney disease, promotes access to health care, and increases public awareness of kidney health and organ donations.


In F2015, The Kidney Foundation of Canada allocated 36% of its program spending to research, 28% to patient services, 10% to organ donations and 26% to public education services and communication.


In F2015, KFOC’s CAN-SOLVE research program funded 18 key projects in 46 co-lead sites, working with 60 patients and 78 experts. Its KRESCENT research program awarded 68 grants in F2015, investing $3.3 million in research.


In F2015, KFOC’s peer support program distributed 74,086 educational brochures, 12,210 patient manuals and facilitated 120 peer support matches to kidney patients and their caregivers. KFOC’s Kidney Connect program gives patients and caregivers the opportunity to connect virtually.


Through KFOC’s outreach programs, 1,000 people were screened for chronic kidney disease and 2,300 people completed a risk assessment quiz.


In F2015, 1,038 community members participated in 25 discussion groups. During the 2015 federal election, through the “One Strong Voice” campaign, 6,000 emails and letters were sent to candidates to increase transplant and organ donation rates. The Kidney Foundation of Canada aims to increase donation transplant rates by 50% by 2020 across Canada.

Financial Review:

Kidney Foundation of Canada is a Major 100 charity, with donations of $23.9m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 12% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 57% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 31 cents is put towards its programs, falling well outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $15.2m includes $4.4m in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 121%. This means that the charity can run 1.2 years of its annual programs using its existing reserves. 

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Kidney Foundation of Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 16, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.3%12.9%12.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 57.1%56.0%57.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 166.2%158.8%151.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 23,90421,24121,180
Investment income 423546452
Total revenues 24,32721,78821,632
Program costs 9,1619,6429,879
Administrative costs 2,9482,7392,702
Fundraising costs 13,65011,88612,079
Cash flow from operations (1,432)(2,479)(3,029)
Funding reserves 15,22915,31114,943
Donor Endowed Funds 4,3984,3724,354
Note: Ci has adjusted fundraising expenditures, amortization of deferred capital contributions and adjustments for deferred donations affecting revenues by $11.4m in F2015, by $9.4m in F2014, and by $9m in F2013. Ci has adjusted fundraising costs, loss on disposal of capital assets and amortization of capital assets affecting expenses by $12.9m in F2015, by $11.2m in F2014, and by $11.5m in F2013.

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