Information for Charity Quick View users

Use Charity Quick View to see the main information from an organization’s Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return. This webpage explains some of the information displayed in Charity Quick View.

On this page:

Charity’s detail page

The first link on the Charity Quick View page is to the Charity’s detail page. It gives details about the charity, such as:

  • name
  • registration number
  • status
  • designation
  • charity type and category
  • address
  • email address (if available)
  • website address (if available)
  • T3010 Return – this link gives a complete list of the charity’s T3010 returns that are available on our website

To find a charity’s phone number, click on “Full View” for the latest T3010 return. Then, click on “Basic information sheet.” 

Reporting periods

To review the charity’s T3010 return for a certain fiscal period, select the reporting period under “Quick View” or “Full View.”

Designation

The designation of a registered charity depends on its structure, its source of funding, and its mode of operation.

For more information, go to Types of registered charities (designations).

Expenses

Charitable program

This shows the amount the organization spent to directly carry out its charitable activities. For example, a hospital would include:

  • the salaries of the medical and nursing staff that treat the patients
  • the salaries of employees who provide direct services that let the patient stay in the hospital, such as kitchen and housekeeping staff
  • the cost of medical supplies and equipment, beds, and linens

Management and administration

This shows the amount the organization spent on management and administration to support its charitable programs. For example:

  • board of directors meetings
  • management, accounting, auditing, human resources services, and other administrative services
  • supplies and equipment
  • occupancy costs for administrative services

Fundraising

This shows the amount the organization spent to carry out fundraising to support its own charitable activities. For example:

  • salaries of fundraising staff
  • fundraising events
  • advertising and other materials to ask for donations
  • fees paid to external fundraisers
  • postage costs for canvassing

The amount spent on fundraising can vary. A few things that affect fundraising costs are:

  • the help of volunteers
  • the size of the organization
  • the popularity of its cause

Charities with total revenue of less than $100,000 include this cost under “Other.” For more information, see Guidance CG-013, Fundraising by Registered Charities.

Political activities

Quick View shows the percentage of the organization’s expenditures on political activities for the year. It does not show the total resources it used for political activities. 

For more information, go to Resources for charities about political activities and Policy Statement CPS-022, Political Activities.

Charities with total revenue of less than $100,000 include their expenditures on political activities under “Other.”

Compensation

Registered charities must report:

  • the amount paid in salaries
  • the number of full and part-time employees
  • the salary range of their 10 highest-paid employees

Depending on the duties of the position, salary costs are divided between:

  • charitable programs
  • management and administration
  • fundraising
  • political activities expenditures
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