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Pollution Probe Foundation

208-150 Ferrand Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 3E5
CEO: Steve McCauley
Board Chair: Christopher Hilkene

Charitable Reg. #: 10809 2701 RR0001
Sector: Environment
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 available only upon request

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 #11

Avg. Compensation $87,573

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Pollution Probe Foundation:

Since 1969, Pollution Probe Foundation has been defining environmental problems through research, promoting understanding through education and pressing for practical solutions through advocacy.  Pollution Probe's mission is to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.  Over the years, Pollution Probe's research has led to significant legislative changes improving the quality of urban air and water. Pollution Probe is  a partnership-building organization that engages government agencies, private businesses, and other non-profit organizations that have a legitimate interest in cleaner air and water.  The charity attempts to do its work in a non-adversarial manner, helping to obtain buy-ins from governments and businesses. Currently, research is focused on transportation, electric mobility, energy literacy, toxic substances, and the Great Lakes ecosystems. 

Financial Review:

In F2015, Pollution Probe  spent 12% of revenues on administrative costs, significantly down from 58% reported in F2013.  In F2015, Pollution Probe spent 34% of donations on fundraising costs.  Total overhead costs of 46% fall outside of Ci's reasonable range.  Pollution Probe  has funding reserves of $1m, which can cover annual grants and programs for 7 months.

Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by  Pollution Probe.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.1%13.8%57.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 33.9%26.6%41.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 59.0%60.6%(32.7%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,030,9431,497,092608,376
Fees for service 1,923,5741,415,9631,091,033
Total revenues 2,954,5172,913,0551,699,409
Program costs 1,703,6561,284,877466,040
Administrative costs 357,713402,588981,657
Fundraising costs 349,631398,713249,884
Cash flow from operations 543,517826,8771,828
Funding reserves 1,005,435778,169(152,294)
Note: Ci has included deferred revenue in total revenue, increasing total revenue by $320k in F2015 and $694k in F2014 and decreasing total revenue by $2,500 in F2013.   Ci used overhead allocations from the charity's T3010 CRA filing as the charity did not report overhead costs separately on its audited financial statements.

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