Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, NL AIB 3V6
Executive Director: Lynette Hillier
Board Chair: Geoff Davis

Website: www.cancercarefoundation.nl.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 86250 7977 RR0001
Sector: Health - Hospital Foundation
Public Foundation

Donor Accountability

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 available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #6

Avg. Compensation $74,882

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation:

The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation (DHBM) raises funds to support the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and its affiliate cancer programs throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The funds are used to support four areas: enhancing regional programs close to patients' homes, supporting education and research projects, funding patient support programs and services, and acquiring cancer treatment equipment. All contributions to DHBM remain within the province. In F2014 disbursements totalled $1.2m, with over $800k granted to the Capital Fund – Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The Campaign for Cancer Care, which ended in 2010, raised $3.6m, a portion of which was used to purchase two 4-Dimensional CT Simulators for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. These simulators are used for most patients who must undergo radiation treatment.

DHBM also operates a Patient and Family Support Fund that assists over 400 cancer patients and their families in dealing with the financial burdens of their cancer diagnosis each year.

Financial Review:

In F2014 DHBM's administrative costs were 23% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 15% of donations. DHBM has funding reserves of $1.5m, of which 79% are donor-endowed funds. Non-donor-endowed funding reserves cover 24% of annual program costs and disbursements.

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

Updated August 11, 2015 by Zoe Best

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 23.0%21.4%8.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.0%12.2%13.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 111.6%152.9%176.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,604,6901,833,9612,286,233
Goods in kind 03,7262,000
Business activities (net) 3,80225,109286,586
Special events 198,582173,272176,974
Investment income 66,16771,105110,257
Other income 0028,406
Total revenues 1,873,2412,107,1732,890,456
Program costs 180,150207,329425,388
Grants 1,186,816878,996614,401
Administrative costs 416,326435,567233,851
Fundraising costs 270,080244,224324,020
Other costs 8,25712,2970
Cash flow from operations (188,388)328,7601,292,796
Funding reserves 1,525,1651,660,8461,831,093
Note: Ci reported business activities (Sparkles of Hope – bracelet sales) net of expenses, reducing revenues and expenses by $2k in F2014, $42k in F2013, and $171k in F2012. Ci did not include wages, salaries and benefits in disbursements, reducing grants and increasing program costs by $102k in F2014 and $95k in F2013. Ci adjusted Capital Fund – Eastern Regional Health Authority disbursements to report the actual cash distributed in each year, reducing grants by $36k in F2014, $42k in F2013, and increasing grants by $145k in F2012. Administrative and fundraising costs were not fully disclosed in 2012.

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