Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
Executive Director: Wendy Toyer
Board President: Vandhana Misri
Charitable Reg. #: 10670 8985 RR0001
Social Results Reporting
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Program Cost Coverage
Full-time staff #8
Avg. Compensation $54,947
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About ALS BC:
Founded in 1981, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALS BC) aims to improve the lives of people living with ALS. The disease is debilitating and has an average life expectancy of three to five years after diagnosis. Patients suffer from progressive muscle loss and need extensive care services and equipment. On average, patients face equipment costs of $137,000 to help with mobility.
The charity's spending is broken down into three major areas: providing direct support to ALS patients and families; funding research projects that study treatments and/or a possible cure for ALS; and promoting public awareness on the issues ALS patients face.
ALS BC focuses primarily on its patient service programs. The Equipment Loan Program reduces the expensive equipment costs ALS patients face by providing equipment free of charge. ALS BC made 2389 equipment deliveries in 2015 and served more people than in previous years.
The ALS Research Program funded 34 projects in 2015 to speed up progress in improved treatments and a possible cure for ALS. The 2015 annual report listed major discoveries made by funded research projects during the year, including two causative proteins of the disease and one possible disease target. If deemed an effective target antigen, this discovery could be important in designing new drug treatments.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge received lots of publicity in F2014 and brought in over $2m in donations for the year. As addressed in the F2015 annual report, donations from this awareness campaign have dropped significantly from F2014 to F2015.
ALS BC is a medium-sized charity that collected just over $1m in donations in F2015, which is a 63% drop from F2014. Decreased donations are due to lower ALS Ice Bucket Challenge collections ($40k in F2015 versus $2.1m in F2014).
Administrative costs are 13% of total revenue and fundraising costs are 17% of total donations, falling within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.
ALS BC has funding reserves of $1.9m, with $1.6m being donor-endowed. The charity's funding reserves cover only 35% of annual program costs when donor-endowed funds are not included, indicating a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by ALS BC. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 25, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||13.4%||6.6%||14.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.2%||12.6%||19.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||192.2%||58.8%||165.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||21,717||2,818||5,899|
|Fees for service||3,293||4,000||3,520|
|Business activities (net)||159,000||149,000||148,000|
|Cash flow from operations||555,431||561,149||472,016|