Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation

300 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 2J140
St. John's, NL A1B 3V6
President & CEO: Lynn Sparkes
Board Chair: Martin Sullivan

Charitable Reg. #:11923 9127 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 63 cents are available for programs.

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About Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation:

Founded in 1985, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation (JCHF) raises funds to benefit Janeway Children’s Health & Rehabilitation Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador’s only pediatric hospital. Each year, the hospital has approximately 123,000 patient visits and admissions. Donations to the foundation contribute to the purchase of medical equipment (83% of F2018 spending), programs related to children’s health and welfare (10%), research (4%), and education of staff (3%).

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation grants funds to aid the hospital's effort to improve patient care. In F2018, JCHF reports that the hospital serviced 56,746 outpatient visits, 39,042 emergency department visits, 15,378 development & rehabilitation visits, 4,421 medical day care visits, 469 dental clinic visits, and 1,251 pre-admission clinic visits. In addition, the charity reports that the hospital performed 4,876 surgeries and 2,268 births. In F2018, equipment purchased by JCHF included a Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit to diagnose medical conditions of the unborn child and an Integra Orthopedic Surgical Table System for delicate spinal and orthopedic surgeries.

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation supports research and education at the hospital. As of F2018, JCHF reports that there are over 60 research projects ongoing. JCHF also reports that each year, the Janeway Foundation awards educational and bursary grants, totaling $100,000 to the hospital staff.

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Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a medium-sized charity with $4.4m in donations and special events revenues in F2018. Administrative costs were 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs were 33% of fundraising. For every dollar donated, 63 cents go to the cause. This is outside Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

JCHF has funding reserves of $8.2m, including $2.1m in donor-endowed funds. This can cover annual program costs for just under 2 years excluding donor-endowed funding reserves.

The charity report is an update that has been sent to Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 22, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%4.9%4.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 32.5%28.2%29.9%
Total overhead spending 36.8%33.1%34.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 197.0%175.4%213.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 4,289,6744,444,9914,383,802
Special events 125,109133,810161,112
Investment income 33,24920,05440,377
Total revenues 4,448,0324,598,8554,585,291
Grants 3,191,7923,339,5792,910,420
Administrative costs 191,148222,882184,807
Fundraising costs 1,436,7851,289,0521,358,545
Total spending 4,819,7204,851,5104,453,772
Cash flow from operations (371,693)(252,658)131,519
Funding reserves 8,178,5128,181,0618,185,611

Note: Unrealized gains were included in revenues affecting revenue by ($284k) in F2018, ($360k) in F2017, and ($29k) in F2016. An adjustment was made to grants reflecting the change in funds due to Eastern Regional Health authority year over year, affecting spending by $55k in F2018, ($56k) in F2017, and $200k in F2016. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. Compensation: $81,172

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 F2018

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