Dalit Freedom Network Canada

P.O. Box 45645
Surrey, BC V4A 9N3
Executive Director: Sherry Bailey
Board Chair: Elaine Maxwell

Website: www.dalitfreedom.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 84480 3544 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $49,078

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 3
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Dalit Freedom Network Canada:

Founded in 2006 and based in Surrey, BC, Dalit Freedom Network Canada (DFN) is the Canadian arm of Dalit Freedom Network International. The charity’s mission is to bring hope and empower the Dalit people through quality education, healthcare and vocational training. In India, Dalit people are those born into families in the lowest level of India’s social system. DFN states that 250 million Dalit men, women and children face prejudice, abuse and oppression every day. DFN's core programs are Education Sponsorship and Schools. Other programs include Health Initiatives and Hope for Dalit Women.

Education Sponsorship made up 69% of total program costs in F2015. In its most recent 2015 annual report, DFN reports sponsoring 1,258 kids in 2015, bringing total sponsorship to 7,116. Schools programming made up 18% of total program costs in F2015 and includes classroom construction projects as well as equipping schools and teachers with necessary educational tools and training. In its 2015 annual report, DFN reports building 21 new classrooms, funding one multi-purpose leadership and vocational training centre and funding two buses for student transportation.  The classrooms built over the year accommodated 630 students and 100 teachers receiving English language training. The charity also provided 26 pieces of playground equipment and 100 desks in 2015.

Dalit Freedom Network Canada’s Hope for Dalit Women program funded 7 new women’s tailoring training centres that helped 560 women in 2015. The charity reports that 21 women graduated from vocational training centres during the year. Hope for Dalit Women program costs only made up 3% of program costs in F2015. Health Initiatives costs accounted for 2% of program spending in F2015 and major activities during the year included funding 20,400 patient visits to medical clinics and giving 103,922 lunch supplements.

Financial Review:

Ci consolidated Dalit Freedom Network Canada with its associated Foundation in the following financial analysis. 

Dalit Freedom Network Canada is a big-cap charity with total donations of $5.5m in F2015. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.89 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $1.7m can cover only 39% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need. 

This report is a new charity profile that is currently being reviewed by Dalit Freedom Network Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on June 8, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.  

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.2%7.0%13.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.8%9.0%9.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 39.1%42.7%36.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,5413,6992,855
Total revenues 5,5413,6992,855
Program costs - International 4,1592,5512,047
Program costs - Canada 238260117
Administrative costs 286258378
Fundraising costs 323334281
Other costs 040
Cash flow from operations 53529232
Funding reserves 1,7211,200781
Note: Ci used expense figures from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing. Ci backed out amortization on a pro-rata basis from total program, administrative and fundraising costs. Dalit’s income statement reports contributions as the charity’s sole revenue source, which Ci reported in donations. Ci used revenue, expense and asset figures from the Foundation's T3010 CRA filing for consolidation. Ci excluded amounts transferred from the Foundation to the operating charity, decreasing revenues and expenses by $64k in F2015, $103k in F2014 and $219k in F2013.  

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