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) 77 cents are available for programs.

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About Kelowna General Hospital Foundation:

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is a 2-star charity. It has a below-average results reporting grade and large funding reserves. The charity has reasonable overhead spending and is financially transparent.

Founded in 1978, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (KGH Foundation) raises money for Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). It funds equipment purchases and patient care improvements needed by the hospital that are not covered by government funding. Kelowna General Hospital has 227 emergency visits and 63 inpatient cases a day, on average. At the time of this report, the charity's F2022 Annual Report was not available. In F2022, KGH Foundation disbursed $3.3 million in grants, down significantly from $10.6 million in F2021.

In F2021, 67% of KGH Foundation's grants went to Interior Health (Patient Care), the regional health authority that serves BC’s Southern Interior region. Kelowna General Hospital is one of the 46 hospitals and health centres run by Interior Health. JoeAnna’s House provides affordable short-term accommodations for families of patients who must travel to receive treatment at Kelowna General Hospital. The House enables family members to remain close to their loved ones during treatment. It is located beside the hospital and has 20 guest rooms for families to stay in.

In F2021, 15% of grants went to Mental Health. In F2021, the KGH Foundation supported Foundry Kelowna to bring the Wellness on Wheels Foundry Mobile initiative to the community.

In F2021, 12% of grants went to Research and Innovation. In F2021, KGH acquired a Jackson Table, which protects patients from any neurological damage. KGH also purchased additional surgical instruments to support the operation of two neurosurgical suites.

The remaining 5% of KGH Foundation's grants went to Community and Covid-19 responses. In F2021, the KGH Foundation funded two bicycles for the Mental Health ACT Team to deliver food and medical supplies to clients. The Foundation also purchased decals for the newly opened Urgent Primary Care Centres.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, more than 1,600 babies were born at KGH. Of them, nearly 22% were born pre-term and required specialized care in the NICU at KGH. In F2021, JoeAnna's House homed 314 families. In F2021, KGH performed 6.6 surgeries and 8-16 retinal procedures every week, on average. In total, KGH had more than 81k emergency department visits and handled 23k inpatient cases in F2021.

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

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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation received $10.9m in donations and special events fundraising in F2022. KGH Foundation’s audited financial statements do not allocate salaries and benefits to fundraising and administrative costs. Administrative and fundraising costs are 23% of total revenue (excluding investment income). For every dollar donated to KGH Foundation, 77 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has $46.2m in funding reserves in F2022. This includes $21.3m in donor endowments. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity's funding reserves can cover 8.6 years of annual program costs.

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

Updated on August 23, 2022 by Lin Zhu.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 23.0%27.9%20.7%
Total overhead spending 23.0%27.9%20.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 861.5%182.5%900.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,7357,4229,937
Goods in kind 0093
Government funding 1053060
Fees for service 1159040
Business activities (net) 9454931,208
Special events 1,148973982
Investment income 1,3603,932(906)
Total revenues 13,40813,21611,354
Program costs 669633315
Grants 3,28610,5873,211
Fundraising & administrative costs 2,7662,5902,535
Other costs 2400
Total spending 6,74513,8106,062
Cash flow from operations 6,663(594)5,292
Capital spending 661733,344
Funding reserves 46,19639,12940,028

Note: Ci included government funding in the calculation of revenues, affecting revenues by $105k in F2022 and $306k in F2021.

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001