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Human Concern International

877 Shefford Road, Unit 4
Ottawa, ON K1J 8H9
Executive Director: Kaleem Akhtar
Board Chair: Tallim Bacchus

Charitable Reg. #: 10749 7125 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C

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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #9

Avg. Compensation $68,087

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 4
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Human Concern International:

Founded in 1980, Human Concern International (HCI) states that it is the oldest Muslim charity in Canada. HCI fights poverty and illiteracy through sustainable projects and emergency relief in over 30 countries across Asia and Africa. It also funds schools, hospitals and child sponsorship programs and carries out Zakat and Qurbani programs for its Muslim donors. HCI reports that 700 million children live without clean water in the world, especially in the slums of Bangladesh, villages of Pakistan and deserts of Africa. It states that the recent Syrian crisis has displaced millions and killed over 300,000 people.

In F2015, Human Concern International allocated $8.1m to its international programs. HCI sent $2.5m to Syria, $1.6m to Somalia, $1.1m to Pakistan, $551k to Palestine, and $466k to India.  It also spent $442k on its Child Sponsorship Program and $44k on education projects in Canada. HCI states that, to date, it has delivered $100m in aid to over 30 countries. Since 2011, it has spent $6m on rehabilitation in disaster hit countries. The charity says that $40 can provide a family with blankets to keep babies warm, $50 can fund staple foods for one family, $100 can give a family core household items and $500 can shelter one family in a tent with blankets.

Most recent information: In 2017, Charity Intelligence tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to get the F2016 financial information from the charity to update this report on Human Concern International. While this information is outdated, it is the most recent information available.

Financial Review:

Human Concern International is a big-cap charity with donations of $7.5m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 5% of donations. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go towards HCI’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $4.8m in funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 59%. This means that the charity can cover 7 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, indicating a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 14, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.2%4.2%4.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.0%5.2%4.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 59.0%60.3%59.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,4657,8897,195
Goods in kind 1,0056232,448
Business activities (net) 352527
Investment income 588320
Total revenues 8,5638,6209,690
Program costs 8,1488,1168,809
Administrative costs 530356440
Fundraising costs 376411324
Cash flow from operations (492)(263)117
Funding reserves 4,8114,8925,213
Note: Ci included increases in deferred revenues to report donations on a cash basis, affecting revenues by ($1.4m) in F2015, ($1.9m) in F2014, and by ($297k) in F2013. Ci excluded loss on disposal of capital asset from the income statement, affecting revenues by $9.3k in F2013

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