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Project Sunshine

Providing creative, educational & recreational programming to 150,000 children & families facing all medical challenges.

four stars

99.43

211 East 43rd Street Suite 401
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 354-8035   Web Site
EIN: 22-3607512

Board Leadership
Joseph M. Weilgus
Chairman

CEO
Beatrice Kernan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.43 four stars
  Financial 99.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project Sunshine is the leading volunteer-based organization delivering free, in-hospital programs to pediatric patients and their families.

Founded in 1998, Project Sunshine partners with medical centers across the United States and in four international locations to meet the non-medical, social-emotional needs of children dealing with any illness. Programming promotes key elements of childhood like play, learning, and socialization in the hospital environment - restoring a crucial sense of normalcy for pediatric patients and their families.

Project Sunshine recruits and trains over 18,000 volunteers - community members, college students, corporations, and youth - to deliver family-centered activities. Our programs spark creativity, promote self-esteem, and provide a needed distraction. Most of all, they let young patients act and feel like kids during emotionally and physically challenging times.

Project Sunshine is the leading volunteer-based organization delivering free, in-hospital programs to pediatric patients and their families.

Founded in 1998, Project Sunshine partners with medical centers across the United States and in four international locations to meet the non-medical, social-emotional needs of children dealing with any illness. Programming promotes key elements of childhood like play, learning, and socialization in the hospital environment - restoring a crucial sense of normalcy for pediatric patients and their families.

Project Sunshine recruits and trains over 18,000 volunteers - community members, college students, corporations, and youth - to deliver family-centered activities. Our programs spark creativity, promote self-esteem, and provide a needed distraction. Most of all, they let young patients act and feel like kids during emotionally and physically challenging times.

Financial

four stars

99.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 19.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Sunshine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Sunshine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Sunshine (NY) 99.43 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (TX) 90.07 four stars
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (WA) 94.70 four stars
National Organization for Rare Disorders (CT) 91.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,706,451
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,295,483
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,001,934
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,001,934
   Other Revenue $-333,616
TOTAL REVENUE $3,668,318
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,643,242
   Administrative Expenses $292,566
   Fundraising Expenses $213,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,149,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $518,962
   
Net Assets $2,813,403

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Project Sunshine has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 99.43 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 99.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.93 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.83 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 95.75 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 92.76 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 89.76 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 91.50 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-3607512
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT SUNSHINE INC
NTEE Code G81
NTEE Classification AIDS
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,881 4.91% Beatrice Kernan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Sunshine (NY) 99.43 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (TX) 91.97 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona (AZ) 90.30 four stars
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center (WA) 88.00 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (NJ) 89.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project Sunshine
211 East 43rd Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 354-8035
fax: (212) 354-8052
EIN: 22-3607512

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Board Leadership

Joseph M. Weilgus
Chairman

CEO

Beatrice Kernan
Executive Director

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