Ottawa, ON K1R 6S4
CEO: Glenn Mifflin
Board Chair: Frank O’Dea
Charitable Reg. #: 81111 6813 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
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #210
Avg. Compensation $52,465
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||1|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||8|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Cuso International:
Founded in 1961, Cuso International (Cuso) aims to reduce poverty and inequality around the world. Cuso works in the Caribbean, Central America, East Africa, North America, Southeast Asia, and West and Central Africa. Cuso’s three focus areas are Community, Health, and Livelihood.
Cuso’s Community program focuses on access to justice, transparency, citizen participation, gender equality, and governance. In F2018, Cuso’s Ending Cycles of Abuse project in Bolivia helped 120 girls and women access paid work. In Columbia, 7,147 people earned certificates through Cuso’s vocational training. In F2018, Cuso helped 3,783 join the workforce.
Cuso’s Health program focuses on maternal, newborn and child health and quality health services. In F2018, 1,120 people benefitted from Cuso’s work in Ethiopia, including marginalized women, community health workers, midwives and nurses. Additionally, 300 Ethiopian women were treated at a new gynecology clinic in F2018.
Cuso’s Livelihood program focuses on job education and skills training, entrepreneurship support, and sustainable agriculture. In F2018, Cuso trained 4,673 Nigerian youth in entrepreneurship, and gave 690 of them technical training. In the Philippines, 72 micro-enterprises were trained and mentored in F2018.
Results and Impact:
In F2018, Cuso trained 24 instructors in Tanzania in midwifery. These instructors then trained 240 other midwives. In Columbia, Cuso’s program helped 167 small business owners increase profitability in F2018.
Cuso is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $4.6m in F2018. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 35% of donations. For every dollar donated, $0.60 goes to the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $9.2m can cover 4 months of annual program costs, excluding volunteer in-kind.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Cuso. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 21, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.0%||8.8%||9.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||34.8%||44.3%||41.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||33.9%||58.7%||83.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||12,725||8,523||3,117|
|Cash flow from operations||991||340||(373)|