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Children's Dream Fund

Making dreams come true for seriously ill children

four stars

95.97

1600 23rd Avenue N Suite 410
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
tel: (727) 896-6390   Web Site
EIN: 59-2145821

Board Leadership
David Allen
Chair

CEO
Cynthia Lake Farrell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.97 four stars
  Financial 94.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Dreams vary greatly - from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Every child deserves hope and a dream, and our continued goal is to provide a dream for every eligible child referred to us from area hospitals. The Children's Dream Fund operates out of an office in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves children living throughout West Central Florida. The Children's Dream Fund is not affiliated with a national organization.

The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Dreams vary greatly - from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Every child deserves hope and a dream, and our continued goal is to provide a dream for every eligible child referred to us from area hospitals. The Children's Dream Fund operates out of an office in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves children living throughout West Central Florida. The Children's Dream Fund is not affiliated with a national organization.

Financial

four stars

94.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Dream Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Dream Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 95.97 four stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 98.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 92.65 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,245,269
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,245,269
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,245,269
   Other Revenue $422,371
TOTAL REVENUE $1,667,640
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,321,955
   Administrative Expenses $77,574
   Fundraising Expenses $156,586
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,556,115
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $111,525
   
Net Assets $2,356,325

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Wish-granting $1,321,955 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 95.97 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 87.79 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.58 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 93.77 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.81 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.68 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 91.35 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.90 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 87.40 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 90.76 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.84 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.17 four stars
2008-12 08/01/2010 90.59 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 90.33 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 59-2145821
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS DREAM FUND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,107 9.26% Cynthia Farrell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 95.97 four stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 97.85 four stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.88 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.50 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 92.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Dream Fund
1600 23rd Avenue N
Suite 410
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
tel: (727) 896-6390
fax: (727) 896-6380
EIN: 59-2145821

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1881
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

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Board Leadership

David Allen
Chair

CEO

Cynthia Lake Farrell
Executive Director

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