Kensington Foundation

25 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2L9
CEO: Corinne Rusch-Drutz
Board Chair: Marie Rounding

Charitable Reg. #:11923 0092 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 1/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 58 cents are available for programs.

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About Kensington Foundation:

Kensington Health Foundation is a 1-star rated charity that has best practice in financial transparency and below average accountability to donors as seen in the C results reporting grade. The charity has a high program cost coverage ratio at 1052% and can cover over ten years of granting with current funding reserves. The charity's overhead spending of 42 cents per dollar is outside Ci's reasonable range.

Since 1998, Kensington Health Foundation has been fundraising for equipment, research, renovations, and programs at Kensington Health organizations and the surrounding community in Toronto to provide services beyond what the government funds. Kensington Health is a system of non-profit organizations that provide health and community care. Services include long-term, hospice and community care, cancer screening, medical and surgical eye care, and eye tissue processing for transplant. 

In F2021, Kensington Health Foundation provided 99% of its grants to Kensington Health Centre ($3.0m). This funding has facilitated 10,118 eye surgeries, 38,458 eye care patient visits and 1,496 ocular tissues released for transplantation. The Health Centre also reports 19,000 diagnostic imaging patient visits and 3,640 screening patient visits. In F2021, the Health Centre reports 57 active research studies, 520 virtual community programs and 9,011 virtual garden visits. The Centre also reports serving 426 long-term care residents, 111 hospice residents and 874 clients in the greater community.

In F2021, the remainder of funding was provided to Kensington Eye Institute.

Construction is currently underway on an expansion for the Kensington Hospice. Set to complete in September 2022, it will increase facilities, residential suites, and services.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, the Kensington Health team partnered with the Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team to run a covid-19 vaccination clinic. This clinic administered 22,903 doses of covid-19 vaccine, resulting in 100% of staff being vaccinated and 97.7% of residents being vaccinated.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Kensington Health Foundation’s results and impact.

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In F2021, Kensington Health Foundation reported $993k in donations, down 38% from F2020. The foundation also earns income through investments, accounting for 56% of revenues at $3.7m in F2021. Real estate income accounted for 28% of revenues at $1.8m. Administrative costs are 15% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 28% of donations. As such, for every dollar donated, 58 cents go to the cause. This is outside Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has total funding reserves of $40.3m. This can cover annual program costs for 10 and a half years at the F2021 level.  

Kensington Health Foundation paid external fundraisers $367 in F2021 to raise $34k for a cost of $0.01 per dollar raised.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Kensington Health Foundation for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 11, 2022 by Angelina Curwin

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.8%14.3%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.6%8.1%3.9%
Total overhead spending 42.4%22.4%10.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 1,052.3%951.9%1,010.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9931,6013,166
Business activities (net) 1,8421,7882,013
Investment income 3,678(222)2,115
Other income 7400
Total revenues 6,5873,1687,294
Program costs 843732698
Grants 2,9903,6573,691
Administrative costs 429486319
Fundraising costs 274130123
Total spending 4,5365,0054,831
Cash flow from operations 2,051(1,837)2,463
Capital spending 546388327
Funding reserves 40,32941,78444,348

Note: Ci adjusted for grants, affecting expenses by $3.0m in F2021, $3.7m in F2020, and $3.7m in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 5

Avg. compensation: $168,586

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Who we are

The Kensington Health Foundation was formed in 1988 to raise funds for Kensington Health and our surrounding community. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we fund improvements to facilities, vital research, critically needed equipment, life-enhancing programs and better quality services. As well, we build community programs and promote health and wellness in academic organizations.


What we do

At Kensington, our goal is to help people in our community to live their best life no matter where they are along the personal health journey. We raise funds to support patients, residents, and their families and caregivers to access care that meets individual needs in the comfort of their community.

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001