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Financial Information

Where Your Money Goes

We work very hard to keep our administrative costs as low as humanly possible. Click here to read a letter from Stephen Lewis and the accompanying explanation regarding calculating our administrative costs and understanding our Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reports.

From 2003 until June 2016, we distributed and committed over $97.9 million to programmes. To date, we have funded over 1,400 initiatives, partnering with over 300 community-based organizations in 15 African countries. Learn more about our work here.

Financial Statements

As of June 2006, the Foundation's fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. Our auditors are Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Accountants.

Audited financial statements are available below in PDF format for all years, up to and including F2016.

Click below to view the relevant financial statement:

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is a charitable organization in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency. The CRA website provides annual charity returns for all years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, F2007, F2008, F2009, F2010, F2011, F2012, F2013, F2014, F2015 and F2016. To view these annual charity returns, please visit the Foundation's listings here.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation's charitable registration number is 89635 4008 RR0001.

Imagine Canada Standards Program

The Stephen Lewis Foundation believes that transparency and accountability are essential. With this in mind, we are proud to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. By adhering to these standards, we are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our adherence to the code. To learn more about the Standards Program, please visit imaginecanada.ca.

News

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017

MUSIMBI KANYORO and THEO SOWA, The Globe and Mail

Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017

Kim Hughes, SAMARITANMAG

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