Health : Patient and Family Support

Project Sunshine

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

four stars

97.80

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 97.80 four stars
  Financial 96.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2015
Number of volunteers
15,000
Number of participants engaged in programs
100,000
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Financial

four stars

96.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,410,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,719,865
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,130,604
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,130,604
   Other Revenue $-346,361
TOTAL REVENUE $3,784,243
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,964,666
   Administrative Expenses $341,292
   Fundraising Expenses $270,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,576,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $207,488
   
Net Assets $3,020,891

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,823 4.69% Beatrice Kernan Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Sunshine (NY) 97.80 four stars
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (OH) 89.91 three stars
The Damien Center (IN) 91.33 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (NJ) 90.39 four 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