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Focus Humanitarian Assistance

49 Wynford Drive Suite 200
Toronto, ON M3C 1K1
Executive Officer: Nusrat Nasab
Board Chair: Samji Alnasir

Charitable Reg. #: 89564 7055 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [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 #14

Avg. Compensation $82,157

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 1
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Focus Humanitarian Assistance:

Founded in 1994, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an international crisis response and disaster risk management agency. Its mission is “to save lives, reduce suffering and create resilience in communities prone to man-made or natural disasters.” FOCUS has four main programs: Prevention (7% of program costs), Response (7%), Assistance (52%), and Mitigation (34%).

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Tajikistan in December 2015, FOCUS, under its Assistance program, partnered with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the United States Agency for International Development and built 26 yurts in the Burtang Valley to offer villagers a warm place to sleep, cook a hot meal, and offer shelter away from the harsh elements. In June 2016, FOCUS delivered vital food supplies provided by the United Nations World Food Programme to 1,546 individuals in Afghanistan who have been suffering from the country's severe food shortages.

Financial Review:

Focus Humanitarian Assistance is a big-cap charity with $7m in F2015 donations. Its administrative costs are 5% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every dollar donated, 93 cents go towards FOCUS’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $11.9m in funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 160%. This means that the charity can cover 1.6 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Focus Humanitarian Assistance. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 14, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.6%6.0%10.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.8%1.9%4.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 159.9%154.2%348.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,9636,7033,749
Government funding 10600
Investment income 137207240
Other income 2,0661,3281,237
Total revenues 9,2728,2385,226
Program costs - International 7,4687,4754,115
Administrative costs 416482499
Fundraising costs 194130169
Cash flow from operations 1,194151443
Funding reserves 11,94011,52814,321
Note: Ci backed out amortization from administrative costs, reducing administrative expenses by ($8k) in F2016, ($12k) in F2015, and by ($14k) in F2014.

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