The Mustard Seed
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5
CEO: Stephen Wile
Board Chair: Kevin Schular
Charitable Reg. #: 87453 2518 RR0001
Grade: CThe 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
Full-time staff #278
Avg. Compensation $46,312
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||7|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About The Mustard Seed:
Founded in 1984, Mustard Seed is a Christian charity working to help poor and homeless people in Alberta. Mustard Seed has locations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. In September 2018, Mustard Seed expanded into Kamloops, British Columbia. It runs three main programs: Housing, Basic Services, and Support Services.
In F2018, Mustard Seed’s Housing program made up 50% of total program spending. In Calgary, Mustard Seed has 285 affordable housing units in its four buildings. In Edmonton, it operates two housing facilities with a total of 36 permanent and semi-supportive units.
Mustard Seed’s Basic Services program made up 36% of total program spending in F2018. In Calgary, its Downtown Support Centre offers services Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the Edmonton location, people can access the food depot and get free food hampers once a month. In Red Deer, Mustard Seed serves lunch twice per week, and serves dinner every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
In F2018, Mustard Seed’s Support Services program made up 14% of total program spending. Support Services include Employment, Health and Wellness, Spiritual Care, and more. Mustard Seed provides more than 49,000 services in Calgary each year. In Red Deer, the Mustard Seed School Lunch Program delivers about 350 meals daily to low-income students.
Mustard Seed is a large charity, with total donations of $15m in F2018. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 22% of donations. For every dollar donated, 74 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Mustard Seed’s interest-bearing debts exceed its gross funding reserves of $5.6m. Excluding interest-bearing debts, Mustard Seed could operate using reserve funds for less than a month.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mustard Seed for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 19, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.6%||6.3%||9.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||21.9%||24.6%||25.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||-0.7%||5.1%||5.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||0||321||359|
|Fees for service||2,462||2,358||2,299|
|Business activities (net)||0||(163)||(164)|
|Cash flow from operations||3,352||1,927||4,413|