Chalice Canada

101-26 Union Street
Bedford, NS B4A 2B5
President: Fr. Patrick Cosgrove
Board Chair: J. Ronald Robichaud

Charitable Reg. #: 13759 1012 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #47

Avg. Compensation $46,843

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Chalice Canada:

Founded in 1996, Chalice Canada is a Catholic charity that works in 15 developing countries to improve education, nutrition, health and hygiene, family development, and community development.

Chalice Canada spent 90% of program costs in F2017 on programs including sponsored children, nutrition programs, human development, and capital projects. These dollars were split geographically with 31% to programs in Asia, 27% in Africa, 25% in Latin America, 9% in Ukraine, and 8% in Haiti. In F2017, Chalice sponsored 49,988 children who received school books, school supplies, food, medical care, clothing and shoes. Chalice provided meals to 33,441 children, training on nutrition and health to 3,446 parents, health assessments for 2,337 children, and food packages to 120 people with HIV. In Latin America through the Hope For My Future (HFF) program, the charity provided money to cover some of the food, travel, and housing expenses for 8 students to attend university in 2013, 15 students in 2014, and 15 students in 2015.

Chalice Canada funds community projects to give communities facilities and opportunities that would otherwise not be available to residents. In F2017, projects included renovating or building 401 houses, renovating or building 34 schools, and funding 153 water projects.

Chalice Canada spent 3% of program costs on Disaster Relief funding, which helps families and communities recover after natural disasters. To help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Chalice has begun building 130 houses to help 1,300 people – 120 homes are already complete.

Chalice’s Critical Needs program funds medical emergencies, home emergencies and other critical needs on a case-by-case basis. The program accounted for only 1% of program costs in F2017. Chalice responded to 33 medical emergencies, 3 housing emergencies, and 3 other emergencies.

Results and Impact: Chalice runs a nutritional program, providing children with vitamins and daily meals. The number of undernourished children in its program in Tondo, Philippines has halved. The charity reports also providing daily meals to over 600 non-sponsored children in Tondo and reported weight gain in 617 of them. In 2016, 98% of sponsored children in Tondo passed their grade, and 130 children received academic or behavioural awards. The charity reports that 92% of students in the HFF program completed their studies.

Financial Review:

Chalice Canada is a Major 100 charity with donations and special events revenue of $28.0m in F2017. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues and fundraising costs are 5% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 91 cents go to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity holds funding reserves of $10.1m, of which $225k are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover only 41% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Chalice Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 18, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.8%4.4%3.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 4.9%4.6%4.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 41.9%33.6%43.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 26,55124,35423,320
Special events 1,4911,0261,136
Investment income 644163207
Total revenues 28,68625,54324,663
Program costs 24,04722,33421,056
Administrative costs 1,0521,115935
Fundraising costs 1,3641,1651,097
Cash flow from operations 2,2239291,575
Funding reserves 10,0677,4979,047

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