Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
Calgary, AB T2E 8H6
CEO: Shauna Curry
Board Chair: David O'Brien
Charitable Reg. #: 86375 1616 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #16
Avg. Compensation $77,270
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||9|
About Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology:
Founded in 2001, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) improves access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in developing countries by building the knowledge and skills of people locally so that they can create affordable, sustainable solutions for themselves. It accomplishes this objective by providing educational materials, technical training and consulting to organizations engaged in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects.
CAWST has set up eight WET Centres, which are locally staffed organizations established jointly by CAWST and a local partner organization. WET Centres provide WASH education, training and technical support to organizations and individuals. They help local implementers start, scale-up, sustain and improve their WASH projects.
As of 2014, CAWST works with 793 clients in 68 countries. As a result of projects implemented by CAWST clients 9.3 million people are benefiting from better water or sanitation.
Donations dropped $6.3m from 2013 to 2014 due to $8m in extraordinary donations received in 2013 that were deferred by the charity. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and the fundraising costs are 4% of donations. The charity has funding reserves of $11.5m which can cover annual program costs 2.7 times.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by CAWST. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 24, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.1%||1.8%||4.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||4.5%||2.0%||9.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||271.8%||328.2%||51.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||29||19||60|
|Cash flow from operations||1,412||8,530||314|