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Dream Factory
120 West Broadway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (800) 456-7556
fax: (502) 561-3004
EIN: 61-1220742

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Board Leadership

Daniel Forrest


Todd Fairbanks
National Director, CEO

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Dream Factory

Make a child's dream come true

(out of 100)
Overall 90.95 4 stars
  Financial 90.01 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Primary Revenue Growth 2.7%
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dream Factory on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 08/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,539,670
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $712,560
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,252,230
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,252,230
   Other Revenue $55,148
TOTAL REVENUE $2,307,378
   Program Expenses $2,326,181
   Administrative Expenses $41,377
   Fundraising Expenses $65,376
Payments to Affiliates $183,992
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-125,556
Net Assets $3,334,940


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 08/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Anne Bunger National Director, CEO $79,799


In 1980, the Dream Factory began with one all-volunteer chapter in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Since then, the Dream Factory has grown into the second-largest children's wish-granting organization in the United States, granting over 25,000 dreams since its inception - all while maintaining a grassroots approach. The Dream Factory continues to operate all 38 of its local chapters with over 5000 very dedicated volunteers. The Dream Factory is the only children's wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. We strive to provide hope and relief from the trauma and corresponding stress and depression that both the children and their families can endure on a day-to-day basis.

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