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SeriousFun Children's Network

Reaching beyond illness worldwide

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three stars

88.97

228 Saugatuck Avenue Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 562-1203   Web Site
EIN: 31-1794455

Board Leadership
Donald J. Gogel
Chairman

CEO
Blake Maher
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 84.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SeriousFun Children's Network is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and partnership programs that have come together with a common purpose - to provide life-changing experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families around the world. Since 1988, more than 384,700 children and their families have been served, including over 253,800 children from 50 countries. Today, SeriousFun Children's Network includes 28 initiatives worldwide, all reaching beyond illness to help children and their families discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities. SeriousFun Children's Network and each of its member camps are independent not-for-profit organizations dependent upon private funding and the generosity of others to serve all children free of charge.

SeriousFun Children's Network is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and partnership programs that have come together with a common purpose - to provide life-changing experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families around the world. Since 1988, more than 384,700 children and their families have been served, including over 253,800 children from 50 countries. Today, SeriousFun Children's Network includes 28 initiatives worldwide, all reaching beyond illness to help children and their families discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities. SeriousFun Children's Network and each of its member camps are independent not-for-profit organizations dependent upon private funding and the generosity of others to serve all children free of charge.

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SeriousFun Children's Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SeriousFun Children's Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SeriousFun Children's Network (CT) 88.97 three stars
Casting for Recovery (MT) 93.18 four stars
Camp Kesem National (CA) 94.69 four stars
Okizu Foundation (CA) 85.56 three stars
Camp Aranzazu (TX) 90.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,324,819
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,858,141
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,182,960
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,182,960
   Other Revenue $-373,276
TOTAL REVENUE $14,809,684
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,916,012
   Administrative Expenses $603,625
   Fundraising Expenses $2,392,074
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,911,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-102,027
   
Net Assets $8,290,126

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 88.97 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 89.61 three stars
2014-11 06/01/2016 88.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-11 12/01/2015 89.16 three stars
2013-11 12/22/2014 82.57 three stars
2012-11 10/01/2013 82.40 three stars
2011-11 10/01/2012 87.48 three stars
2010-11 09/20/2011 95.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-11 05/01/2010 92.56 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 31-1794455
Name in IRS Master File SERIOUS FUN CHILDRENS NETWORK INC
NTEE Code F03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
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 September, 2001
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • November, 2014
  • November, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,552 1.00% Jeffrey Blake Maher CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$216,114 1.44% Mary Beth Powers Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SeriousFun Children's Network (CT) 88.97 three stars
Camp Boggy Creek (FL) 85.15 three stars
Children's Oncology Services (IL) 94.58 four stars
Camp Mak-A-Dream (MT) 90.27 four stars
Camp Sunshine (GA) 93.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SeriousFun Children's Network
228 Saugatuck Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 562-1203
fax: (203) 341-8707
EIN: 31-1794455

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Board Leadership

Donald J. Gogel
Chairman

CEO

Blake Maher
Chief Executive Officer

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