Hope and Healing International

3844 Stouffville Rd, PO Box 800
Stouffville, ON L4A 7Z9
Executive Director: Ed Epp
Board Chair: Jonathan Liteplo

Charitable Reg. #:10691 8329 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Hope and Healing International:

Founded in 1908, Hope and Healing International (HHI), formerly Christian Blind Mission, is an international aid charity that works to help people with disabilities in the world’s poorest communities. The charity reports that 15% of the global population (about 1 billion people) live with a disability, including 150 million children, and that 80% of these people live in developing countries. Additionally, HHI states that 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school. In F2019, Hope and Healing International provided healthcare, education, and community & livelihood services to 634,901 people.

In F2019, HHI spent 54% of program costs on Child Health programs. The charity sent $16.6m worth of medical supplies and equipment overseas to partners, including 5 million units of medication, 686 hospital beds, $2.8m in face masks and linens, and 1,392 surgical instruments. Through Operation: S.A.F.E. and Sound and Clean Water Christmas, HHI gave 14,268 people access to clean water through 9 wells and 22 capped springs.

In F2019, HHI spent 28% of program costs on Family Well-being programs. HHI supported 6,733 families with livelihood support, including agricultural resources like fertilizer, crop diversification training, livestock & husbandry training to start a small business, loans, and other supports.

In F2019, HHI spent 16% of program costs on Child Education programs. HHI gave 3,121 children access to school and play. It helped 1,792 children socialize with their peers in play, sport, and other community activities. Additionally, HHI developed special education plans for 1,328 children with special needs. To combat discrimination against children with impairments, 11,796 community members, government health workers, teachers, and medical staff were given training on disability inclusion.

The remaining 2% of program costs in F2019 were spent on Inclusive Humanitarian Assistance.

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Results and Impact

Hope and Healing International reports that it gave 200,729 children life-giving medical care for conditions like clubfoot, cleft lip/palate, birth malformations, and severe burns. It also provided 314,821 children and families disability-preventing care through medical treatment, eye screening, access to clean water, and other programs. HHI gave 4,265 adults eye surgery in 2019, and 369 women received surgery for Obstetric Fistula.

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

Charity Intelligence has given Hope and Healing an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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In F2017, Hope and Healing International took over control of Christian Blind Mission US (the US affiliate of HHI). In F2019, Hope and Healing transferred control of Christian Blind Mission US to a separate organization. As such, the financial analysis below does not include any revenues or expenditures for the US operations.

Hope and Healing International is a Major 100 charity, with $13.8m in cash donations and $14.3m in donated goods-in-kind (primarily medical supplies and equipment) in F2019. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 23% of cash donations. This means overhead costs are 27%. For every dollar donated, 73 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HHI has funding reserves of $6.3m, including $2.6m of donor-endowed funds. This means HHI can cover program costs for roughly three months.

­­Hope and Healing International paid external fundraisers $685k in F2019 to raise $2.5m for a cost of 27 cents per dollar raised.

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

Updated on June 29, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.5%6.5%7.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.8%20.3%30.9%
Total overhead spending 27.3%26.8%38.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 35.4%32.4%48.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 13,84813,01612,822
Goods in kind 14,33813,73413,203
Business activities (net) 5400
Investment income 191156180
Other income 292343
Total revenues 28,45926,92826,248
Program costs - International 8,19610,3576,997
Program costs - Canada 2,2722,0431,966
Donated goods exp 14,33813,73413,203
Administrative costs 1,2701,7492,047
Fundraising costs 3,1632,6433,966
Total spending 29,23930,52528,179
Cash flow from operations (780)(3,597)(1,931)
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 6,2986,5476,751

Note: To exclude US operations in F2017 and to be consistent with F2018 and F2019 analysis, Ci used the unconsolidated totals, adding in NIA technologies operations (an organization controlled by HHI), increasing total revenues by $55k and expenses by $931k. NIA sales in F2019 are listed as Business activities (net) but are presented gross as the costs associated with the sales are not reported by the charity separately.               

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 51

Avg. Compensation: $75,227

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 F2019

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Charity Contact

Website: www.hopeandhealing.org
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