Earth Rangers Foundation

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

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) 72 cents are available for programs.

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About Earth Rangers Foundation:

Founded in 2000, the mission of Earth Rangers Foundation (Earth Rangers) is to create a generation of conservationists. Earth Rangers teaches children about the environment and encourages them to be hopeful about the future. It aims to mobilize children towards protecting animals and improving the environment. Earth Rangers has three main programs: School Outreach, Conservation, and Earth Rangers Membership. The charity does not provide a complete breakdown of its spending on its programs.
School Outreach delivers in-person and online school assemblies and class presentations for children in grades 1 to 6. The program teaches students about biodiversity and conservation initiatives in Canada. In F2020, Earth Rangers had 137 school presentations. Since 2010, the school program has reached 1,973,813 students. The program also has educational resources such as the Earth Rangers Podcast. The podcast had 16 new episodes in 2020 and a total of 1.1 million downloads.
Earth Rangers Membership requires children to sign up to become an Earth Ranger. The charity provides its members with activities, communications, and conservation projects. The program has short-term assignments that take action on environmental issues called missions. In F2020, members completing missions recycled more than 171,000 batteries and made 5,700 bee and butterfly gardens. In F2020, the program launched an app that allows members to gain points by completing missions. Members completed 30,000 Missions in F2020, a 371% increase over 2019. The program has over 200,000 members across Canada. 40,177 new members signed up in F2020, a 60% increase over F2019.
Conservation works with other organizations and researchers to protect species and habitats at risk in Canada. Currently, the charity is supporting 9 conservation projects. Funds are raised through the sale of adoption kits. In F2020, the charity sold 6,571 adoption kits for 12 different species.

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Results and Impact

In partnership with Ipsos Canada, Earth Rangers Foundation conducted a survey of Earth Ranger members and non-members in F2020. The survey found that more members volunteered for projects to protect animals (65%) or to help the environment (69%) in the last year compared to non-members (41% and 49% respectively). 92% of Earth Ranger members believed recycling was very important (compared to 77% of non-members). A further 97% of members believed protecting animals from extinction was very important (compared to 76% of non-members)It is not apparent that the Earth Rangers programs had any effect on these results. 
Earth Rangers Foundation also surveyed 100 schools after a school presentation. It found that 63% strongly agreed that the Earth Rangers school assembly program is relevant to the school curriculum and 87% strongly agreed that the assemblies effectively build conservation awareness.
The charity reports its conservation program has helped protect 37 species. Efforts to protect the American badger include the removal of invasive plant species and rehabilitation of grassland. This helped improve the species ability to find food and build dens.
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 has donations of $3.7m in F2020. The charity received $1.1m in government funding, representing 22% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 20% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 28%. For every dollar donated, 72 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Earth Rangers Foundation has $3.5m in funding reserves. The charity could cover 107% or just over one year of annual program costs with current reserves.

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 20, 2021 by Brenleigh Jebb.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 19.6%15.7%15.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.8%14.4%13.6%
Total overhead spending 28.4%30.1%29.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 107.0%93.6%77.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,706,7974,012,6863,745,687
Government funding 1,080,938681,2641,085,724
Investment income 15,63332,49521,541
Other income 189,414216,466256,565
Total revenues 4,992,7824,942,9115,109,517
Program costs 3,170,9932,949,8153,372,608
Grants 72,378115,00080,667
Administrative costs 977,297771,228806,133
Fundraising costs 325,598576,168508,997
Total spending 4,546,2664,412,2114,768,405
Cash flow from operations 446,516530,700341,112
Capital spending 25,456378,596144,062
Funding reserves 3,470,2342,867,2832,665,927

Note: Ci has used the administration and fundraising costs reported in the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA in this report. Express Operating costs not included in the charity's T3010  were included in fundraising costs in F2018. Ci has included deferred contributions and capital contributions, affecting revenue by ($525k) in F2020, ($428k) in F2019, and ($748k) in F2018. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 39

Avg. compensation: $65,681

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 F2020

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