Science Fair Foundation Of British Columbia

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The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFFBC) provides science fair activities to over 40,000 students across British Columbia each year. Over the last 30 years, we have developed the largest volunteer science outreach network in the province with over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals volunteering as mentors, judges and science fair hosts each year. SFFBC’s Science Fair Program is recognized as one of the most successful in Canada. The provincial model of the organization allows British Columbia to maximize volunteer involvement while reducing administrative overhead. The Science Fair Program of BC relies on generous donations to maintain the programming that is so critical to the development of scientifically and technologically literate youth and consequently a stronger, more vibrant economy.

  • map-point1188 West Georgia Street, Unit 900, Vancouver BC, V6E4A2

  • map-point604-602-5219

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  • map-pointContact person: Madeleine Guenette

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 865814024RR0001

  • map-point2 full-time staff


2018 Revenues: $212,983

<b>3461</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>45096</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>61464</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>102962</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $243,800

<b>78287</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>17403</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>116406</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>31705</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>-1</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $221,138

<b>218719</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>2419</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>0</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>0</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $182,925

<b>9484</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>173441</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Science Fair Foundation Of British Columbia's headquarters is located at 1188 West Georgia Street, Unit 900, Vancouver BC, V6E4A2.

Breakdown of Programs


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount

The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment $22,250.00

Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair Society $6,565.00

The Society For The Advancement Of Young Scientists $2,890.00

3 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$31,705.00

Fundraising Methods