Stephen Lewis Foundation
Toronto, ON M5T 2E4
Executive Director: Ilana Landsberg-Lewis
Board Chair: Stephen Lewis
Charitable Reg. #: 89635 4008 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #33
Avg. Compensation $65,277
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$160k - $200k||1|
|$120k - $160k||0|
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About Stephen Lewis Foundation:
Founded in 2003, Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) works with community-based, grassroot organizations fighting HIV/AIDS in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its start, SLF has worked with 300 organizations, funding more than 1,400 initiatives to tackle the HIV/AIDS problem. SLF funds grassroots organizations that provide counselling and education about HIV prevention, care and treatment; distribute food, medication and other necessities; reach the sick and vulnerable through home-based health care; help orphans and vulnerable children access education and work through their grief; and support grandmothers caring for their orphaned grandchildren.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 68% of all people living with HIV in the world, but has only 3% of the global health workforce. SLF particularly supports grandmothers, women, and orphans, since the charity believes they are the worst victims of AIDS and HIV. SLF calculates there are close to 3 million children living with AIDS and approximately 14 million orphans of AIDS in Africa – of these orphans, 40-60% live with their grandmother.
In F2016, Stephen Lewis Foundation spent $3.3m on programs for grandmothers, $1.8m on orphan support, $1.0m on women support, $989k on other AIDS and HIV victims programs and $1.2m on special initiatives. In its 2016 annual report, SLF states that through its partnership with Stepping Stones International in Botswana, 26 of the 50 young mothers who graduated from Stepping Stones’ income generation programme already have jobs or have started their own businesses. Community Asset Building and Development Action, one of SLF’s partnerships in Kenya, reports that 100 caregivers now generate income after receiving business management training. Both partnerships focus on improving financial stability in families affected by HIV/AIDS to ensure those living with the disease can receive the care they need.
Stephen Lewis Foundation is a big-cap charity, with donations of $12.0m in F2016. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.83 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Of the charity’s $5.1m in funding reserves, $195k are endowed. Excluding endowed funds, SLF’s reserves can cover only 52% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Stephen Lewis Foundation. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 23, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.1%||8.6%||9.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.7%||11.1%||10.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||54.3%||54.0%||47.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Program costs - International||8,383||7,091||7,301|
|Program costs - Canada||933||993||1,037|
|Cash flow from operations||739||413||21|