Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

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

Charitable Reg. #:86250 7977 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 58 cents are available for programs.

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About Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation:

Established in 2004, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation (Cancer Care Foundation) raises money to improve the quality of treatment provided to cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador. The charity donates money to 28 hospitals and healthcare centres in the province including the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre. In F2017, Cancer Care Foundation disbursed $717,955 to patients and healthcare-related projects.

In F2017, the Patient and Family Support Fund provided $133,483 in financial support to 499 cancer patients and their families. This includes $120,100 distributed in cash, $8,100 in grocery purchases, $5,283 in gas, and subsidized purchases of artificial limbs, hotel stays, and specialty clothing.

Cancer Care Foundation granted $69,255 for restoring the Garden of Hope. The garden provides an escape for thousands of cancer patients and their families each year as they undergo cancer treatments at Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre.

In F2017, distributions by Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation were also allocated to equipment purchases, wages and benefits, research, a capital fund for the Eastern hospitals, and a capital fund related to the Cameron Inquiry.

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Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenue of $1.3m in F2017. Administrative costs are 28% of revenues and fundraising costs are 14% of donations. For every $1 donated, 58 cents go to the cause, falling below Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $3.7m in funding reserves, of which $1.2m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could run programs and distribute grants for 3.4 years using reserves.  

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 20, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 28.3%27.1%23.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.6%16.6%26.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 342.8%342.0%210.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,239,9681,530,1691,130,864
Goods in kind 5,91712,88416,607
Business activities (net) 42,363102,4680
Special events 20,35586,499554,531
Investment income 98,09244,31457,658
Total revenues 1,406,6951,776,3341,759,660
Program costs 49,87934,257117,264
Grants 717,955827,156601,020
Administrative costs 370,073469,018392,511
Fundraising costs 171,063267,818447,825
Cash flow from operations 97,725178,085201,040
Funding reserves 3,651,6143,964,7512,582,648

Note: Ci removed amortization from program costs. Ci used financial information from F2016 and F2015 as restated by the charity. Salary information is as reported by the charity on its T3010. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. Compensation: $70,817

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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Website: www.cancercarefoundation.nl.ca
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