Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation
St. John's, NL AIB 3V6
Executive Director: Lynette Hillier
Board Chair: Gary Smith
Charitable Reg. #: 86250 7977 RR0001
Grade: C+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
Full-time staff #6
Avg. Compensation $65,301
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation:
Established in 2004, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raises funds to support the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and its affiliate cancer programs throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The foundation estimates that roughly 300 people visit the cancer centre every day. 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 the foundation remain within the province. In F2015 disbursements totaled $489k, with $203k allocated to patient support programs and research, and $157k granted to the Capital Fund – Eastern Regional Health Authority.
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation also operates a Patient and Family Support Fund that assisted 482 cancer patients and their families in dealing with the financial burdens of their cancer diagnosis in F2016. Of total disbursements from this endowment fund, $10k in grocery gift cards and $4k in gas cards were given to families. In addition, 1.7m Aeroplan points were used to book 88 flights for patients travelling to and from cancer treatments.
In F2016, 3 radiation therapists travelled to Toronto for brachytherapy training. Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy that involves the insertion of a radioactive substance directly into or near to the cancerous tissue of the patient. This is a common therapy for prostate cancer. The foundation also funded equipment necessary for this new treatment, including an endocavity transducer and an abdominal transducer. This equipment will help image the body by ultrasound.
In September 2016, the foundation reopened the Garden of Hope, along with a new tribute wall. The foundation anticipates that the garden will provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for cancer patients and their families.
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation is a medium-sized charity with $1.7m in donations and special events fundraising in F2015. Administrative costs were 21% of revenues and fundraising costs were 27% of donations. Fundraising costs nearly doubled between F2014 and F2015. Moreover, campaigns and the Memorial Program brought in $495k less in F2015 than F2014. As such, for every $1 donated, 52 cents went to the cause in F2015. This falls outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The foundation has $2.6m in funding reserves, of which $1.2m are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the foundation can cover annual grants 2.1 times.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 27, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||21.3%||23.0%||21.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||26.6%||15.0%||12.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||364.7%||200.0%||261.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||16,607||0||3,726|
|Business activities (net)||0||3,802||25,109|
|Cash flow from operations||241,203||(188,388)||328,760|