Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada

264 Woodlawn Rd. W.
Guelph, ON N1H 1B6
President & CEO: Brad Bell
Board Chair: Rod Card

Charitable Reg. #:12994 2561 RR0001


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Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 78 cents are available for programs.

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About Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada:

Founded in 1945, Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada (MAF Canada) is a Christian-humanitarian relief and development organization. Its mission is to bring supplies and help to people living in remote areas by flying light aircraft into developing regions of the world. MAF Canada has a formal alliance with Mission Aviation Fellowship of the United States and is an associate member of Mission Aviation Fellowship International. MAF Canada supports missions in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. MAF Canada also reports that its global fleet has over 130 aircraft.

In F2019, MAF Canada allocated 88% of program costs to missionary support and special projects. MAF Canada’s primary contributions to MAF’s global work is in sending Canadians to fill key roles, such as pilots, aircraft mechanics, teachers, business administrators and IT specialists. In F2019, 50 Canadian missionaries worked in 15 countries, with the highest concentration in Indonesia (8 Canadians), Papua New Guinea (5 Canadians) and Angola (5 Canadians). In F2019, MAF Canada made 52,469 flights carrying 149,639 passengers and 5,168,291 kilograms of cargo.

In F2019, MAF Canada allocated 12% of program costs to international operations and recruitment. In F2018, MAF Canada took control of the Prairie School of Mission Aviation to train future Christian aviation professionals to serve as missionaries. In F2019, the school’s instructors included 11 MAF Canada missionaries. Students at the school receive mentorship from experienced pilots and build their flight experience in multiple small aircraft (Cessna 172, Cessna 182R, Citabria & Seneca II).

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence rates Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada as Fair in demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Fair

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Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada is a Large charity with donations of $7.4m in F2019. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. This means overhead costs are 22%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 78 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

MAF Canada has funding reserves of $2.3m. This means that it can cover roughly 5 months of annual program spending using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 11, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%11.5%9.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.0%14.4%14.3%
Total overhead spending 22.4%25.9%23.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 39.0%37.2%41.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,3885,5485,682
Fees for service 26300
Investment income 6854168
Other income 9301,1491,025
Total revenues 8,4126,7826,875
Program costs - International 3,8493,7164,246
Program costs - Canada 2,0761,5161,140
Administrative costs 868772645
Fundraising costs 883798811
Total spending 7,6766,8026,842
Cash flow from operations 736(20)33
Capital spending 66474(1,315)
Funding reserves 2,3101,9452,231

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 62

Avg. Compensation: $81,044

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 F2019

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Charity Contact

Website: www.mafc.org
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Toll-free telephone number: 877.351.9344