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St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

C1026-409 Taché Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
President & CEO: Vince Barletta
Board Chair: Neil Duboff

Charitable Reg. #: 11916 9639 RR0001
Sector: Health - Hospital Foundation
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

2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $92,197

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About St. Boniface Hospital Foundation:

Founded in 1971, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation (SBHF) raises money to fund research and to improve the quality of healthcare provided at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The hospital has 527 beds and had more than 27,500 admissions in F2018. In F2018, SBHF granted $4.6m to St. Boniface Hospital, supporting areas including cardiac (heart) health, specialized care for women and children, mental health, and palliative care. The remaining grants in F2018 were allocated to other major gifts.

In F2018, SBHF funded equipment purchases to create the first Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room in Manitoba. Endovascular surgery is less invasive than other techniques to treat blood vessel issues. Donations from SBHF have also purchased a baby changing area, phone charging station, and two sleeper chairs for the hospital waiting room. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has been equipped with an electric food heater and alarm system for the freezer to ensure that breastmilk and formula are stored at safe temperatures.

Results and Impact:

Ci highlights the following F2018 program outcomes from St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

At St. Boniface Hospital, Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum discovered that the chemotherapy drug Doxorubicin damages a patient’s heart by ‘turning on’ the Bnip3 gene. This gene causes heart cells to die. He has also discovered that cancer cells which have lost the ability to stop dividing do not have the Bnip3 gene turned on.

Researchers have developed a drug that prevents the spread of two antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria were among the top 10 “priority pathogens” defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Financial Review:

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is a large charity with donations of $5.7m in F2018. The charity received $2.7m in net income from lotteries, representing 36% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 74 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. SBHF has $68.8m in funding reserves of which $41.6m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the foundation could grant at the F2018 level for eight years using reserves.

This charity profile is an update which has been sent to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 10, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.3%9.1%6.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.9%15.3%10.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 1,275.4%1,448.8%940.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,7295,6658,136
Lotteries (net) 2,6992,1052,459
Investment income (950)3,7024,699
Total revenues 7,47911,47215,294
Grants 5,3944,7266,562
Administrative costs 782710735
Fundraising costs 969865890
Cash flow from operations 3335,1717,107
Funding reserves 68,80068,47761,693
Note: Income from lotteries is presented as net of expenses. Amortization has been removed from administrative and fundraising costs pro-rata. Ci has adjusted grants by the change in grants payable, affecting expenses by ($156k) in F2018, ($2.5m) in F2017, and $698k in F2015.