Homes First recently updated its profile with Charity Intelligence Canada, a charity that conducts independent research on other charities to help donors make informed decisions and have the most significant impact. Charity Intelligence analyses charities based on management and operations, financial transparency, and the social impact of the charities programs.
Charity Intelligence Canada assesses both the Homes First Society and the Homes First Foundation as a combined unit. We are pleased to report that for 2018 Homes First has received a grade of B+ for donor accountability and a Four Star rating! This grade means we keep our administrative costs low at 10% of total revenues raised and have total fundraising costs of only 14%, well within the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. 75 cents out of every dollar you donate goes directly to the cause of breaking the cycle of homelessness for those with the fewest housing options. Furthermore, by donating just $1 to Homes First, you are saving the healthcare system and the government $2.17.
We are pleased to be an intelligent choice!