True Patriot Love Foundation

130 Bloor Street W. Suite 905
Toronto, ON M5S 1N5
CEO: Nick Booth
Board Chair: Shaun Francis

Charitable Reg. #:81464 6493 RR0001


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Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 69 cents are available for programs.

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About True Patriot Love Foundation :

Founded in 2009, True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) works to “provide Canadian military and veteran families with the support they need and the hope they deserve.” TPL states that 649,300 veterans and their family members currently live in Canada, many of whom are impacted by challenges related to transitioning to civilian life. True Patriot Love's focus is to support Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families across Canada. Its four largest programs are: Family Health & Support, Mental Health & Well-Being, Veterans’ Transition, and Research & Innovation. TPL says that since 2009, it has committed $28 million that will fund innovative research and support 825 community-based programs across the country. Prior funding has helped more than 30,000 Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.

Through True Patriot Love Foundation’s focus on Family Health and Support programs, it granted $227,420 to 12 military family resource centres across Canada. TPL reports that this funding helped 2,800 military and veteran families in F2017. Additionally, in F2017, True Patriot Love's funding helped 1,544 military children attended summer camp, which provided a break from the stresses of everyday life.

True Patriot Love Foundation funded 120 Mental Health & Well-Being projects and programs for military families across Canada in F2017. TPL funded Project Trauma Support, which allowed 37 members of the military and veteran communities to participate in the program. It also funded Atlantic Canada Camps, allowing 44 military families in Atlantic Canada to send their children to summer camp to participate in activities from circus arts to robotics in F2017.

True Patriot Love Foundation's funding provided 9,800 hours of peer-to-peer counselling for transitioning veterans in F2017. Through the Veterans’ Transition program, 324 veterans recovering from trauma participated in healing journeys in the Canadian wilderness. Additionally, in F2017 TPL provided 144 veterans with rapid job placement and transition support.

In F2017, True Patriot Love Foundation raised $8.3m and granted $1.8m to other charities. The largest grant recipients are Multifaith Housing Initiative ($300k), The Prince's Charities Canada (Prince Charles $189k), Team Rubicon Canada ($143k), Mood Disorders Society ($133), Strongest Families Institute ($122k) and VETS -Vetrans Emergency Transition Services ($120k).

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Results and Impact

True Patriot Love Foundation granted $25,000 to another charity, Roots of Empathy, that's program in Family Health & Support program increased levels of empathy and emotional awareness were observed among 107 children.

Through the Veterans’ Transition program, 370 soldiers and veterans have graduated from 19 business boot camps, helping to launch over 215 new businesses in Canada in F2017.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of True Patriot Love Foundation’s results and impact.

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True Patriot Love Foundation is a ­­­­large charity, with total donations and special events revenue of $8.3m in F2017. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 22% of donations. For every dollar donated, 69 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $3.3m can cover nine months of annual program costs.

­­ TPL paid external fundraisers $5,000 in F2017 to raise $40,000 for a cost of 13 cents per dollar raised.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to True Patriot Love Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 7, 2019 by Lauren Chin. At the time of this update, TPLF's 2017 information was the most recent available.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.3%9.1%13.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 21.6%31.1%44.5%
Total overhead spending 30.8%40.2%57.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 74.0%67.9%40.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,9273,2932,077
Special events 2,3823,7882,411
Other income 2087
Total revenues 8,3297,0904,495
Program costs 2,5811,5121,436
Grants 1,8401,6431,465
Administrative costs 771647602
Fundraising costs 1,7902,2001,996
Total spending 6,9826,0025,498
Cash flow from operations 1,3471,088(1,003)
Capital spending 5143
Funding reserves 3,2712,1421,162

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 13

Avg. Compensation: $104,741

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 F2017

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The True Patriot Love Foundation supports transparency in financial reporting so that donors can make informed choices on where to direct their funds. We invite you to visit and read our annual report to better understand the context of the data and the impact of our work.

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