Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2
CEO: Allison Ramchuk
Board Chair: Kyle Recsky

Charitable Reg. #:11897 8733 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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) 65 cents are available for programs.

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About Kelowna General Hospital Foundation:

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is a two-star charity. It has a B- results reporting grade, which is below average. For every dollar donated to the charity, 65 cents are available to go to the cause, which is just within Ci's reasonable range. The charity has reserve funds that can cover over six years of its annual program costs. 

Founded in 1978, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (KGH Foundation) raises money for Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). It funds equipment purchases, general patient care, specialized patient care, and research. The charity states that improvements needed by the hospital are not covered by government funding. At the time of this report, the charity’s F2023 Annual Report was not available. KGH Foundation disbursed $6.9 million in grants in F2023.

Stroke and Cardiac Care represented 27% of total program spending in F2022. This program focuses on providing care to patients who suffered a stroke or cardiac arrest. In F2022, the charity performed 1,086 heart surgeries and 7,348 procedures at the KGH Catheterization Lab. KGH Foundation states that 3,682 patients are cared for in the KGH Cardiac Lab each year on average.

Clinical and Surgical Advances represented 23% of total program spending in F2022. The charity states that 230 patients are on KGH’s wait list, with an average 8-12 month wait time. KGH’s lab tests between nine and ten patients every day.

JoeAnna’s House represented 17% of total program spending in F2022. KGH Foundation provides temporary housing to families traveling to visit KGH. JoeAnna’s House has 20 guest rooms available, as well as a family kitchen, a kids’ play area, and a workout facility. 1,663 guests and 1,060 families stayed at JoeAnna’s House in F2022.

The remaining 33% of program spending covers general patient care, mental health, cancer care, covid-19, brain health, and research and innovation.

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Results and Impact

Kelowna General Hospital added an electrocardiograph to its cardiac and stroke care program and trained primary care physicians in its use. The charity states the time it takes to treat patients decreased by 20 minutes. This leads to a faster diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing a heart attack or other cardiac event.

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

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

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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation received $8.6m in donations and special events revenue in F2023. Administrative costs are 25% of revenue (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 35%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 65 cents are available to go to the cause, which is just within Ci’s reasonable range.

KGH Foundation has $46.4m in reserve funds, which can cover 623%, or six years and three months of its annual program costs. KGH Foundation ran two lotteries in F2023. The lotteries returned $547k after expenses in F2023.   

This report is an update that has been sent to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 20, 2023 by Liam Chapleau.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 24.5%20.3%0.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.4%3.2%0.0%
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 0.0%0.0%27.9%
Total overhead spending 34.9%23.5%27.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 623.4%1,244.8%356.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,9399,7057,354
Goods in kind 1603068
Government funding 13105306
Fees for service 12711590
Lotteries (net) 5479410
Business activities (net) 823964509
Special events 670207973
Investment income 5961,3603,932
Total revenues 10,87413,42613,232
Program costs 497425388
Grants 6,9423,28610,587
Administrative costs 2,5202,4500
Fundraising costs 8973160
Fundraising & administrative costs 002,590
Other costs 000
Total spending 10,8566,47713,565
Cash flow from operations 196,949(333)
Capital spending 7566173
Funding reserves 46,37646,19639,129

Note: Prior to F2022, the charity disclosed fundraising and administrative costs combined. Ci included government assistance, impacting revenue by $13k in F2023, $105k in F2022, and $306k in F2021. Ci reports lotteries net of expenses, decreasing revenue and expenses by ($3.8m) in F2023, ($1.3m) in F2022, and ($nil) in F2021. Ci reports business activities on a net basis and removed amortization, impacting revenue and expenses by ($2.0m) in F2023, ($1.2m) in F2022, and $16k in F2021. Ci removed amortization within JoeAnna’s House to report on a cash basis, impacting expenses by ($242k) in F2023, ($244k) in F2022, and ($245k) in F2021. Ci included goods in kind donations and removed the amount from donations.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 23

Avg. compensation: $80,335

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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Comments & Contact

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001