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4316 10 St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6K3
President: Roy Eyre
Board Chair: Jannice Moore

Charitable Reg. #: 10822 3371 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

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

Full-time staff #259

Avg. Compensation $46,017

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 9
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Wycliffe:

Founded in 1968, Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada (Wycliffe) translates the Bible into other languages for use around the world. It aims to end “Bible poverty by facilitating the translation of God's Word among minority language communities worldwide.” Wycliffe operates in Europe, South America, Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa and North America. The charity reports that as of F2017, there are 1,636 languages still awaiting Bible translation to begin. Wycliffe’s Canadian Head Office is in Calgary.

Wycliffe collaborates with local translators, churches and global missionaries to translate the Bible into local languages. Its goal is to allow people to read and understand the scriptures. Wycliffe members also assist indigenous communities by helping them learn to read and write.

Wycliffe has set a goal to have Bible translation in progress for every language around the world by 2025. It is currently undergoing translation programs in 2,584 languages. As of F2017, there are 3,312 languages with some Scripture, up 89 from F2016. The charity states that there are now more languages with the Bible than those without.

In F2017, the first translations of two New Testaments and one Bible were completed with Canadian involvement. Wycliffe also states that one in nine active language projects has Canada involvement.

Financial Review:

Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada is a Large charity with donations of $16.4m in F2017. Administrative costs are 14% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 7% of total donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, $0.79 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Wycliffe has funding reserves of $3.3m which can cover 3 months of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations.

In 2016, Wycliffe changed its year end by one month from September 20 to August 20. Accordingly, the following financials for F2016 represent only an eleven month period.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 30, 2018 by Derek Houlberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.2%14.3%14.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.9%7.1%6.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 24.5%28.8%28.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 16,41215,44616,575
Government funding 345
Investment income 64113152
Total revenues 16,47815,56316,733
Program costs 13,38412,23412,993
Administrative costs 2,3332,2012,392
Fundraising costs 1,1241,0941,063
Cash flow from operations (362)34285
Funding reserves 3,2783,5223,694
Note: Ci has adjusted changes in investment trust agreements decreasing total revenues by $37k in F2015.

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