CUPS Calgary Society
Calgary, AB T2R 0B7
Executive Director: Carlene Donnelly
Board Chair: Michael Lang
Charitable Reg. #: 13411 2515 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: High
Full-time staff #99
Avg. Compensation $67,035
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About CUPS Calgary Society:
Founded in 1989, CUPS Calgary Society works to help Calgarians escape poverty and overcome trauma. The charity supports people to become more resilient and able to handle challenges, live self-sufficiently, and maintain good health. By treating and preventing childhood trauma, CUPS aims to end the cycle of poverty. In F2018, CUPS worked with 11,423 people, representing an increase of 23% from F2017.
CUPS’ housing program received 35% of spending in F2018. The charity connected 673 families and individuals with long-term housing. Of the people housed, 88% have been identified as chronically homeless. CUPS operates the Crisis Intervention Fund which provides one-time financial aid to individuals in danger of losing their housing. In F2018, 668 individuals accessed the fund.
In F2018, CUPS allocated 33% of program spending to health programming. There were more than 38,800 visits to CUPS’s primary care, family health, mental health, and dental programs. Pregnant women visited the prenatal clinic more than 1,300 times and CUPS handled 600 pediatric appointments. The charity also offers specific healthcare services related to eye care, liver health, diabetes, and opioid dependency.
CUPS’ education program received 32% of spending in F2018. There were 64 kids under the age of six enrolled in long-term development classes, and 306 adults completed parenting classes.
Results and Impact:
CUPS reports that 655 (98%) of the individuals who accessed the Crisis Intervention Fund had no further need for crisis support.
Of the parents involved in education and development programs, 51% reported an increase in knowledge about their child and their child's brain development. All of the children graduating to grade 1 from long-term development classes were ready to learn on par with their peers.
Charity Intelligence has given CUPS a high impact rating for proven impact per dollar (see impact grid on the bottom right).
CUPS is a large charity with donations of $8.5m in F2018. The charity received $6.6m in government funding, representing 42% of total revenue. Administrative costs are 16% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. Fundraising costs increased almost 260% from F2017 to F2018. For every dollar donated, 74 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to CUPS Calgary Society for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 24, 2019 by Madison Kerr.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||15.9%||14.9%||17.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||10.0%||4.5%||5.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||37.8%||28.1%||18.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||1,019||854||225|