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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 2019, we disbursed and committed a cumulative $122.8 million to programmes. To date, funds have supported over 1800 initiatives with more than 325 community-based organizations in 15 African countries. This represents more than 82% of total expenditures over the past 16 years. 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 F2019.

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, F2016, F2017, F2018 and F2019. 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

LGBTIQ organizations in Africa reporting human rights abuses linked to COVID-19 May 19, 2020

Stephen Lewis Foundation / Canada, Press release

World will survive COVID-19 only if 'swift action' taken to help Africa, UN humanitarian says March 25, 2020

Matt Galloway and Idella Sturino, Toronto, Canada, CBC Radio: The Current

Upcoming Events

ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE June 1, 2020

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