Humanitarian Coalition

39 McArthur Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1L 8L7
Executive Director: Richard Morgan
Board Chair: Denise Byrnes

Charitable Reg. #: 83159 0666 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

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

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $76,435

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Humanitarian Coalition:

Founded in 2005, Humanitarian Coalition raises money to help people in areas affected by disaster and conflict. The coalition distributes funds to seven member agencies which administer aid: Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Québec, Plan International Canada, and Save the Children Canada. The agencies are already present in disaster areas, with established community relationships to maximize the speed and efficiency of aid provision.  

Humanitarian Coalition operates the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) which distributes money to help in areas affected by small disasters. Without the fund, aid efforts addressing small-scale disasters would be significantly underfunded due to limited media attention. Since 2014, Humanitarian Coalition has provided $10.4 million in aid for 50 small-scale disasters. Funds are distributed quickly, with an average of five days from request to approval. In the last 18 months, the small-scale disasters receiving the most aid were $411,764 to Sri Lanka for flooding, $410,000 after an earthquake in Papua New Guinea, and $390,000 after flash floods in Ethiopia.

Humanitarian Coalition currently has two campaigns raising money for large disasters. Stop Famine Together is working to provide help to 40 million people in Africa who are affected by drought and conflict. Agencies are providing money, food, water, healthcare, and counselling in South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, and Uganda. Similar support has been provided to 350,000 refugees from Myanmar who are now in Bangladesh.  

Financial Review:

Humanitarian Coalition is medium-sized, with donations of $3.2m in F2017. The charity received $2.7m in government grants, representing 45% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every $1 raised, 84 cents go to the cause, falling well within Ci’s reasonable range. Humanitarian Coalition has $2.0m in funding reserves which could cover less than six months of program costs. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Humanitarian Coalition for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 24, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%12.6%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.7%17.4%8.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.8%24.6%47.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,1831,2044,333
Government funding 2,6873,7671,894
Other income 80279
Total revenues 5,9494,9986,235
Grants 4,1944,7344,557
Administrative costs 618628386
Fundraising costs 181209352
Cash flow from operations 957(572)941
Funding reserves 2,0051,1642,161
Note: Ci adjusted for deferred donations/funding, affecting revenues by $885k in F2017, ($399k) in F2016, and $937k in F2015.

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