Earth Rangers Foundation

9520 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z6
President: Tovah Barocas
Board Chair: Peter Kendall

Charitable Reg. #:89220 0528 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


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) 71 cents are available for programs.

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About Earth Rangers Foundation:

Earth Rangers Foundation is a 4-star rated, financially transparent charity. It has an average results reporting grade and its overhead spending is within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $3.9m in reserve funds, which can cover 11 months of program costs.

Founded in 2000, Earth Rangers Foundation (Earth Rangers) aims to create a generation of conservationists. Earth Rangers reports that the biggest environmental concern for children is protecting animals from extinction. The charity teaches children about the environment and animals and encourages optimism about the future. Earth Rangers Foundation has three main programs: the School Assembly program, The Earth Rangers program, and Conservation. The charity does not disclose how much it spends on each program.

The School Assembly program delivers in-person and online school assemblies and class presentations for children in grades one to six. The program features live animals and teaches students about biodiversity and conservation initiatives in Canada. In F2022, Earth Rangers delivered 722 school presentations. Since 2010, the School Assembly program has reached 2,151,904 students. The program also has educational resources such as the Earth Rangers podcast. The podcast had 1,405,000 downloads in F2022.

The Earth Rangers program requires children to sign up to become an Earth Ranger. The charity provides its members with activities, communications, and conservation projects through the Earth Rangers app. Members receive tasks focused on environmental issues, called missions. In F2022, 32,000 new members signed up and members completed a total of 92,700 missions. They logged 381,400 climate-friendly habits, 107,000 of which related to reducing energy usage at home and 122,000 of which were forest-friendly habits.

Earth Rangers Foundation’s Conservation program works with other organizations and researchers to protect species and habitats at risk in Canada. In F2022, the charity supported seven conservation projects. Funds are raised through the sale of adoption kits. Each adoption kit purchase represents the symbolic adoption of an endangered animal. The charity reports 4,200 symbolic adoptions in F2022.

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Results and Impact

In F2022, the charity’s Earth Rangers podcast received two Davey Gold Awards. Its The Big Melt podcast also received a Davey Gold Award.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Earth Rangers Foundation’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).  

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Earth Rangers Foundation is financially transparent. Its audited financial statements are publicly available on its website.

Earth Rangers Foundation received $4.4m from donations and special events in F2022. The charity received $891k in government funding, representing 16% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 29%. For every dollar donated, 71 cents are available for programs, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Earth Rangers Foundation has $3.9m in reserve funds. The charity could cover 91% or 11 months of annual program costs with current reserves.

The charity received 52% of its donations ($1.5m) from The Schad Foundation. The charity is related to The Schad Foundation through a common board member.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Earth Rangers Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 14, 2023 by Victoria Allder.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.3%17.6%24.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.7%8.4%11.7%
Total overhead spending 29.0%25.9%35.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 91.5%107.1%107.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,8822,7151,866
Goods in kind 900
Government funding 8911,2991,081
Business activities (net) 2021890
Special events 1,5271,543918
Investment income 48716
Other income 259189
Total revenues 5,5845,7624,070
Program costs 4,2303,7113,171
Grants 206672
Administrative costs 1,0141,012977
Fundraising costs 469356326
Total spending 5,7335,1454,546
Cash flow from operations (150)617(477)
Capital spending 303125
Funding reserves 3,8904,0433,470

Note: Ci has used the administration and fundraising costs reported in the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA in this report. Excess Operating costs not included in the charity's T3010 were included in fundraising costs in F2022. Ci adjusted for government and non-government deferred revenue, affecting total revenue by ($247k) in F2022, $577k in F2021 and ($525k) in F2020. Ci did not include amortization of contributions to fund capital assets in revenue, affecting revenue by ($830k) in F2022, ($873k) in F2021 and ($923k) in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 37

Avg. compensation: $84,387

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 F2022

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001