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How is Charity Intelligence Funded?

Charity Intelligence is fiercely independent. To give donors the best facts and our honest opinion, Charity Intelligence is funded entirely by donors and our work is for donors. Please note, unlike other charity accreditations, Charity Intelligence does not receive any money from the charities we rate.

I think Charity Intelligence does Canadians a great service in vetting charities.... I appreciate that Charity Intelligence is independent, even financially from the charities it rates ... believe me, this goes a long way." comments from a charity executive, 3-star charity 

To be independent and objective, Charity Intelligence is entirely funded by individuals, family foundations and corporations. Ci receives no government funding. Thank you to our donors for their generous support that makes Charity Intelligence's work possible. In F2015, our donors:

Joyce Anderson ▪ Anonymous Donors (24) ▪ Aston Family Foundation ▪ Kate Bahen ▪ Cindy Bennett ▪ E.W. Bickle Foundation ▪ Robert Black ▪ Ryan Borkofsky ▪ Kelly Brazil ▪ Dinshaw Burjorjee ▪ Sue Burns ▪ Hazel Carlile ▪ I-Cheng Chen ▪ James Clarke ▪ Thomas Crawford ▪ DMPE Foundation, Inc. ▪ Kevin Dwarte ▪ Peter Edwards ▪ E. L. Financial ▪ Barbara Lynne Ellis ▪ Joe and Jeanine Essaye ▪ George Fink ▪ Bernard S. Friedman ▪ Indira Friedhandler ▪ Francois Gallant ▪ Galvin Family Foundation ▪ Dawn and Benjamin Gentry ▪ Eveline Goodall ▪ Kim Gould ▪ Graeme and Patricia Greenlee ▪ Carol Guinane ▪ Heathbridge Capital Management ▪ Graeme Hepburn ▪ Keith Hopper ▪ John and Dorothy Horrocks ▪ Peter Huggard ▪ Pamela Hunt ▪ Andrew Iwanenko ▪ Jaytor Investments ▪ Phillip Khaiat ▪ Elizabeth and Andrew Knox ▪ The Estate of Anne Langer ▪ Susan Lewis ▪ Huston Loke ▪ Kamaljit Longia ▪ John MacLatchy ▪ Dr. Ruby Mangat ▪ Bob McArthur ▪ Janet McLellan ▪ Kerry McLorg ▪ Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation ▪ Philip Nearing ▪ Diane Nguyen ▪ Tom O’Hara and Jocelyne Cote-O’Hara ▪ Pace Family Foundation ▪ PepsiCo Canada Foundation ▪ Geoffrey Pottow ▪ Kristen Pouw ▪ Jennie and Karl Preuss ▪ Ian Gordon Pyper ▪ David and Jane Ramsey ▪ Greg Ribotto ▪ Garnet Roy ▪ Greg Sadler ▪ ScotiaBank Canada ▪ Margaret Scrivens ▪ Charles Shenkman ▪ Perminde Singh ▪ Bronwyn Smith ▪ Shawn Stackhouse ▪ Mireille and Murray Steinberg Family Foundation ▪ Telus Corporation ▪ Greg Thomson ▪ Nancy Thomson ▪ Barbara Triskan ▪ T Gai Ward ▪ David G. Webster ▪ W. Garfield Weston Foundation ▪ Dover Wynn ▪ Terry Yanowski ▪ Dr. Anthony Yurkovitch

For Donors

How do you analyze a charity?
For a description of our basic charity profiles, please review our Charity Profiles page. For an explanation of our star ratings, please visit our Rating Methodology page.

For Charity Representatives

How do you choose the focus areas of Ci sector research reports?
Ci expands its coverage to better answer questions donors have, focusing on what affects them the most. Ci follows donor interest and where current funding is given, addressing key bottlenecks and where donations can have the biggest impact.

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