Health : Patient and Family Support

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,107 9.26% Cynthia Farrell Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Children's Dream Fund (FL) 95.97 four stars
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 90.38 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