The Samaritan's Purse Canada

Other Names: Samaritan's Purse

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Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian relief and development organization that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s story in the Bible of the Good Samaritan. In Luke 10, Jesus tells of a man from Samaria who finds a Jewish man robbed and beaten at the side of the road, in desperate need of help. Although the Jewish man was a complete stranger, the Samaritan bandages him, carries him to a local inn, spends a night caring for him, and then takes coins from his purse and pays the innkeeper to continue caring for him. The Samaritan also promises to come back and pay the innkeeper even more, if that is what is necessary to restore the Jewish man to full health. Like that Good Samaritan, Samaritan’s Purse provides aid to hurting people—victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution. We do it regardless of their religious faith, race, gender, or socio-economic standing. We usually partner with local churches, just as the Good Samaritan partnered with the innkeeper. And we continue to nurture that partnership, and monitor the effectiveness of our work, just as the Samaritan arranged with the innkeeper. Samaritan’s Purse has been doing essential relief and development work in Jesus’ Name all around the world since 1970. Our Emergency Disaster Relief programs provide urgently needed assistance including food, water, and temporary shelter. We meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives here in Canada and around the world. Through Community Development and Vocational Programs, we help people break the cycle of poverty and exploitation—giving them hope for a better tomorrow. Through education, shelter, and long-term care projects, we provide help and joy to vulnerable children. We also reach out to children through our annual Operation Christmas Child program that collects gift-filled shoeboxes from caring donors and distributes them to struggling kids in the developing world. The program has brought joy—and a powerful message of hope—to more than 103 million children so far. Through our Medical Projects, we provide quality health care in the name of the Great Physician (a description often used for Jesus). We also send medical and dental personnel to help in countries worldwide. And through our Teams program, we give servant-minded Canadians the opportunity to work alongside Samaritan's Purse on a Mission, Relief or Youth Team. Through our Water Projects, we are providing life-saving clean water and essential health and hygiene training to hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world. All of this much-needed effort enables us to be modern-day Good Samaritans—and often earns us opportunities to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to share our faith in Jesus. We hope you will join us in this exciting work.


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 119138527RR0001

  • map-point76 full-time staff

  • map-pointinfo@samaritan.ca

2016 Revenues: $59,041,108

<b>19305401</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>382012</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>3436154</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>29515591</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>4051611</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2350339</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $62,907,712

<b>56909424</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>1817689</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>4068700</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>109737</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>2162</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $27,656,618

<b>8919826</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>831323</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>11124595</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>6580842</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>200032</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $1,152,326

<b>1083621</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>53705</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>15000</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Afghanistan.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Cambodia.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Colombia.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Ecuador.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Haiti.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Iraq.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Liberia.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Sudan.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Turkey.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Uganda.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Other countries in Central and South America.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Other countries in Europe.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada does work in Other countries in Asia and Oceania.
The Samaritan's Purse Canada's headquarters is located at 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary AB, T3J5H5.

Breakdown of Programs

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Where the Money Goes

Fundraising Methods

Ads Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts