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Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

80 Hayden Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2
Executive Director: Will Postma
Board Chair: Rev. Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Charitable Reg. #: 86643 4640 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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 #18

Avg. Compensation $83,218

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Primate's World Relief and Development Fund:

Founded in 2000, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is an Anglican charity that helps vulnerable populations in Canada, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In F2015, PWRDF worked in 18 countries where it collaborates with non-profit organizations to finance programs that fall into one of six categories: food security, health care, poverty, relief/refugees, human rights, and emergency relief.

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund allocated 46% of program costs in F2016 to activities in Africa and the Middle East (F2015: 51%). In its most recent F2015 annual report, PWRDF reports that it helped 377,519 people throughout the year in Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania, which are three of the 11 countries in Africa that the charity works in. This includes 11,520 farmers in Tanzania, who learned how to grow more food and cash crops to provide for their families. Due to the new techniques these farmers learned, corn yields more than quadrupled and groundnuts and cassava yields tripled in the country. The charity reports that it vaccinated 102,694 children in Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania in F2015.

Primate World and Relief Development Fund allocated 4% of total program costs in F2016 to activities in Asia and the Pacific (F2015: 5%). In its F2015 annual report, PWRDF discusses a 3-year maternal, newborn and child health project in Bangladesh, in which the charity trained 664 traditional birth attendants and built 35 maternal and child health centres. Due to this project, PWRDF reports that 58% more women in villages in Bangladesh had pre- and post-natal checkups at a hospital or clinic.

The remaining 50% of F2016 program costs break down as follows: 20% to relief and refugee activities, 5% to Latin America activities, 19% to program implementation, and 6% to Canadian activities for Indigenous people and public engagement. Based on Ci allocations, 55% of program costs were for international activities and 45% were for Canadian activities in F2016.

Financial Review:

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is a big-cap charity with donations of $6.8m in F2016. Donations grew by 53% in F2015, largely due to bequests of $2.2m. PWRDF relies heavily on government funding from Global Affairs Canada – contributions of $2.4m in F2016 represent 25% of total revenue. Negative investment income in F2016 is due to unrealized losses of $266k. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. $0.10 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls well within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity’s funding reserves of $9.4m can cover annual program costs for 1.3 years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 31, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%9.5%8.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.6%4.2%2.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 132.1%90.2%104.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,7604,4294,839
Government funding 2,3732,1751,889
Investment income (5)415347
Other income 54713732
Total revenues 9,6747,1567,107
Program costs - International 3,9193,7693,050
Program costs - Canada 3,1852,4572,797
Administrative costs 634641596
Fundraising costs 244185128
Cash flow from operations 1,692105535
Funding reserves 9,3855,6136,105
Note: Ci included unrealized gain (loss) on investments, affecting investment income by ($266k) in F2016, $200k in F2015 and $142k in F2014. International program costs include amounts spent in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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