Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund

1-4539 6 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6
CEO: Joey Bleviss
Treasurer: Harold Ireland

Website: N/A
Charitable Reg. #: 10683 0961 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: F

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2012 2013 2014
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #7

Avg. Compensation $30,664

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 1
< $40k 6
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund:

Founded in 1967, Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund aims to raise funds through the annual Poppy Campaign to enable it to provide financial and non-financial assistance to war veterans, their families and seniors. In F2014, the Poppy Fund granted money to 21 qualified donees, including a $400k grant to the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Command, a $102k grant to Calgary Health Trust and a $100k grant to Hospice Calgary. The charity also operates a food bank called Veteran’s Food Bank. The charity received food donations worth $633k for this food bank in F2014.

Financial Review:

The administrative costs for this charity were 5% of revenues and fundraising costs were 7% of donations in F2014. The charity has $2.4m worth of funding reserves that cover annual programs 1.5 times.


Updated August 19, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.2%6.6%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.2%8.6%9.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 149.3%155.7%197.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,633,1232,056,9731,907,700
Goods in kind 632,504488,858643,387
Investment income 126,47624,87560,289
Total revenues 3,392,1032,570,7062,611,376
Program costs 1,638,1501,342,2121,231,595
Administrative costs 168,424167,891157,701
Fundraising costs 189,926177,220171,414
Cash flow from operations 1,395,603883,3831,050,666
Funding reserves 2,445,3472,089,9902,426,385
Note: The audited financial statements for F2013 that Ci used to create this report did not include notes.

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