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Dream Factory
410 W. Chestnut St.
Suite 530
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 561-3001
fax: (502) 561-3004
EIN: 61-1220742

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Board Leadership

Daniel Forrest


Todd Fairbanks
National Director, CEO

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Health : Patient and Family Support

Dream Factory

Make a child's dream come true

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 94.11 4 stars
  Financial 97.73 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dream Factory on recent 990s 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

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 08/2014)

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


The Dream Factory began with one all-volunteer chapter in Hopkinsville, KY in 1980. Since then, The Dream Factory has grown into the largest, all-volunteer driven, children's wish-granting organization in the United States. They currently operate under 34 chapters with hundreds of extremely dedicated volunteers. These hard-working individuals raise funds within their own communities and then use those funds to grant dreams to local children. Ninety percent of all money raised by The Dream Factory is used to grant dreams. The Dream Factory is the only national 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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