KidSport Calgary

2424 4th Street Southwest
Calgary, AB T2S 2T4
Executive Director: Kevin Webster
Board Chair: Wilson Acton

Charitable Reg. #: Not a charity
Sector: Youth sports

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Social Results Reporting

Grade: A-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F0

About KidSport Calgary:

Founded in 1995, KidSport Calgary is an amateur athletic association rather than a registered charity. It is eligible to issue donation receipts. According to a 2014 CIBC national survey, a third of Canadian children cannot afford to participate in organized sports due to high registration fees. Alberta has the highest costs of children's sport in Canada; on average, Alberta parents spend $1,428 per child each year to participate in sports.

KidSport Calgary is the largest of the 178 KidSport chapters working across Canada. Its mission is to make sure no child is on the sidelines because it cannot afford sport registration fees. KidSport Calgary is immensely proud that, with strong community support, it has always been able to fund every eligible application received. KidSport Calgary vets each application to provide financial help to those who need it with a $500 cap on sports registration fees.

KidSport Calgary's goal is to see kids more physically active. Through organized sports, kids build self-confidence, learn life lessons, and make new friends. These activities improve academic performance and build a strong healthy community. As of yet, KidSport Calgary does not measure these outcomes.

In 2014, KidSport Calgary provided $0.9m to pay for the sports registration fees for 3,412 kids, a 26% year-over-year increase. KidSport expects demand will grow in 2015. Its goal is to help 3 ,675 kids play organized sports at a cost of $1.1m. The all-in cost per child at KidSport Calgary for 2014, including management and administrative overhead and fundraising costs, is $420; this is an 8% increase over 2013. KidSport Calgary has strong partnering relationships; the Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation covers all baseball registration fees for 54 kids, Comrie Sports provided gently-used hockey equipment to outfit 270 kids at no cost. Recently KidSport Calgary has expanded no-cost sport opportunities to the wider community providing free skate rentals at community and school rinks that more than 9,920 people used (a 14% annual increase).

Financial Review:

In 2014, KidSport Canada's revenues grew to $1.5m, an 11% annual increase. Administrative costs are 20% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. KidSport Calgary has funding reserves of $0.9m that cover 82% of annual registration fees indicating a need for funding. As an amateur athletics association, rather than a registered charity, there is no information on staff levels and salary.

Profile prepared May 27, 2015 by Kate Bahen

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 19.8%17.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.8%4.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 82.2%102.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,040,895824,988
Government funding 31,45937,390
Special events 465,067520,554
Total revenues 1,537,4211,382,932
Program costs 1,099,463759,736
Administrative costs 305,001239,678
Fundraising costs 27,13654,387
Cash flow from operations 105,821329,131
Funding reserves 903,661776,576

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