Save A Family Plan

P.O. Box 3622
London, ON N6A 4L4
Executive Director: Lesley Tordoff
President: Lois Coté

Charitable Reg. #: 11914 1943 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
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 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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $22,693

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 3
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Save A Family Plan:

Save a Family Plan (SAFP) is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1965. SAFP is committed to seeking justice and working with the marginalized and poor of India, empowering the families and contributing to the reduction of poverty.

SAFP works in partnership with more than 50 Social Service Societies and local NGOs. It works with over 52,000 self-help groups, more than 25 institution-based rehabilitation centres and more than 19,000 families annually in India. The services are available to the physically or intellectually challenged, the elderly, destitute and the dying. Its two main programs are Family Development and Community Development.

In F2016, Save a Family Plan’s Family Development program (71% of annual program costs) provided 10,768 impoverished families in 5 states in India with monthly financial support and training to help them achieve their goals. Because of this support, 2,681 new income generation projects were started by families in the program. Families also receive assistance from program staff in applying for government programs and benefits, enabling 2,649 families to collectively access $2 million of local government resources.

The Community Development Program (29% of annual program costs) benefitted a total of 549,578 people between 2011-2016 in 533 villages across 12 states in India. In that period, 257,691 trees were planted, 141,387 people received access to safe drinking water, 89,664 people visited medical camps, 68,741 children accessed educational resources, and 14,989 adults received literacy training.

Financial Review:

Save a Family Plan is a medium-sized charity with donations of $3.7m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 7% of revenues, and with only $837 in reported fundraising expenses, fundraising costs are effectively 0% of donations. For every dollar donated, 93 cents go towards SAFP’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. SAFP has funding reserves of $8.2m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 212%. This means that the charity can cover 2.1 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

In F2014, SAFP included investment advisory fees in administrative costs, resulting in a higher administrative cost ratio in that period.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Save a Family Plan. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 30, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.0%8.1%9.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 212.2%205.8%178.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,686,5513,234,5823,675,896
Government funding 644,843611,410821,929
Investment income (442)567,657453,115
Total revenues 4,330,9524,413,6494,950,940
Program costs - International 3,853,7113,963,3774,642,456
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 302,703310,979446,519
Fundraising costs 837655385
Other costs 127,52887,878(19,763)
Cash flow from operations 46,17350,760(118,657)
Funding reserves 8,179,2518,158,3708,291,118

Comments added by the Charity:

Ci has removed amortization, reducing expenses by $1.8k in F2015 and $4.0k in F2014.

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