How do we compare with other charities?

CHARITIES COMPARISON DATA  

There are a myriad of causes, foundations, hospitals and community groups that need our support and every year Canadians give generously to these charities—the latest figure is  $8.3 billion in 2010.

But for donors, it’s not always clear where the money is going. How much money is directly going to programs? How much is being spent on fundraising and publicity? And how much is going to the salaries of the directors? Like all organizations, charities have expenses including utility bills, supplies and staffing costs. You hope your donation is being spent as effectively as possible but worry, as in some cases, your money is being frittered away.”……Excerpt from Money Sense magazine… Summer 2012

Donors to Handi Care Intl. are often assured that more than 97% of their donations are applied directly to charitable programs. We are able to maintain this high level of disbursement and low level of admin expenses, because HCI is completely volunteer driven and the office is run from my home. I happen to come across this several page article in the “Money Sense” – summer 2012 – magazine and I extracted some relevant data from there to share with you…

The article gives a comprehensive analysis of several factors for the top 100 charities in Canada. These are leading charities with millions of $s in revenue with staff and overhead expenses. HCI is minute in comparison. However, I decided to compile a chart for the benefit of all of you who do make donations to other charities. The intent of this chart is to help you decide where to give. 85% and more going to charitable programs is considered to be very efficient.

The chart will reveal that some of the leading charities’ stats. The overall grading is done taking several facts in to account – % going to charitable programs, fund raising efficiency, transparency, salaries to top executives etc. Complete article

 

Name of Charity
Top Salary
% Going to Program
Cost to Raise $100
Overall Grade
Handi Care Intl.
0
97%
$3.00
Fundraising Organizations
Canadian Diabetes Association $280292
44.7%
$55.64
B-
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation $350000
47.1%
$21.14
B-
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada $250,000-$299,000
48.5%
$54.75
C
Alberta Cancer Foundation $160,000-$199,999
50.2%
$35.73
C-
Kidney Foundation of Canada $160,000-$199,999
50.2%
$43.33
C+
Cancer Research Society $131014
51.6%
$35.86
C+
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario $350000
52.4%
$58.85
B-
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation $250,000-$299,999
53.8%
$35.71
C
BC Cancer Foundation $310787
54.5%
$43.25
B-
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation $200,000-$249,999
54.1%
$31.81
C+
Sickkids Foundation (Hospital for Sick Children Foundation) $460771
56.8%
$48.15
B-
Prostate Cancer Canada $200,000-$249,999
59.9%
$24.86
B-
Children’s wise Foundation of Canada $200,000-$249,999
60.8%
$27.74
C
Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters for Canada Army $239081
62.7%
$11.22
C
University Hospital Foundation $203126
64.3%
$40.77
C+
CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) $296573
65.3%
$55.99
A-
Canadian Unicef Committee $200,000-$249,999
75%
$21.02
C+
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation $350000
75.1%
$19.37
A
Amnesty International (Canadian Section English-Speaking) $119000
77.5%
$15.71
B
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation $350000
78.3%
$20.84
B+
Terry Fox Foundation $125000
79.2%
$14.35
C+
World Vision Canada $216450
81%
$17.38
A-
Doctors without Borders Canada/Medecins Sans Frontie $143995
81.1%
$18.36
A-
United Way of Greater Troronto $300,000-$349,999
88.2%
$9.03
A
War Amps (War Amputations of Canada) $242605
90.3%
$1.42
A

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