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Chalice Canada

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

2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #46

Avg. Compensation $53,956

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

About Chalice Canada:

Founded in 1992, Chalice Canada is a Catholic international charity focused on child, family, and community development in 15 countries. Chalice aims to help poor people in these countries by sponsoring children, and funding Community Projects, Critical Needs, Disaster Relief, and Nutrition.

In F2018, Chalice Canada’s program spending segmented by geographic location was 28% in Asia, 26% in Latin America, 32% in Africa, and 14% in Haiti and Ukraine. These funds were used for child sponsorship, special gifts, grants, a nutrition program, community projects, human development programs, and more. Chalice Canada has 57 sponsor sites across 15 developing countries.

Chalice Canada’s community projects focus on sustainable farming, providing education, and building homes. In F2018, Chalice built or repaired 37 schools and 247 homes. It also ran 262 farming and water projects.

Chalice Canada’s Critical Needs program focuses on medical and housing emergencies. In F2018, Chalice Canada responded to 52 critical needs. This included four housing needs, two heating needs, and 39 medical needs.

In F2018, Chalice Canada had three main Disaster Relief responses. It provided flood relief in Paraguay and Peru, hurricane relief in Haiti, and drought relief in Kenya and Tanzania.

Results and Impact:

Chalice Canada reports that since its school lunch program started, students have been doing significantly better in the classroom. Recently in Gilgil, Kenya, scores on the national primary school exam increased by 30 points. Before Chalice’s nutrition program, students in this township were scoring below average, and the numbers had been declining each year.

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

Financial Review:

Chalice Canada is a ­­­­large charity, with total donations of $25.9m in F2018. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $9.6m can cover 4.5 months of annual program costs.

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

Updated on June 3, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%3.8%4.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.9%4.9%4.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 37.6%41.9%33.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 25,88626,55124,354
Special events 1,0011,4911,026
Investment income 113644163
Total revenues 27,00128,68625,543
Program costs 25,45724,04722,334
Administrative costs 1,1521,0521,115
Fundraising costs 1,5901,3641,165
Cash flow from operations (1,199)2,223929
Funding reserves 9,58010,0677,497