Health : Patient and Family Support

Project Sunshine

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

four stars

94.86

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
Whitney Namm Pollack
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.86 four stars
  Financial 92.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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 $1,911,184
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,634,587
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,545,771
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,545,771
   Other Revenue $-304,136
TOTAL REVENUE $3,241,635
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,587,267
   Administrative Expenses $285,035
   Fundraising Expenses $362,038
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,234,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,295
   
Net Assets $3,028,186

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,558 4.77% 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) 94.86 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (MO) 90.61 four stars
The Autism Community in Action (CA) 85.09 three stars
The Sunshine Kids Foundation (TX) 97.48 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.07 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

Whitney Namm Pollack
Executive Director