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SeriousFun Children's Network

Reaching beyond illness worldwide

88.63

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

Board Leadership
Donald J. Gogel
Chairman

CEO
Mary Beth Powers
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.63
  Financial 84.44
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.44

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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) 88.63
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 90.56
Camp Oakhurst (NY) 89.48
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. (IL) 88.48
Camp Nejeda Foundation (NJ) 87.34

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,067,476
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,466,477
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,533,953
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,533,953
   Other Revenue $-762,498
TOTAL REVENUE $12,771,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,185,764
   Administrative Expenses $367,098
   Fundraising Expenses $2,341,445
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,894,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,877,148
   
Net Assets $14,744,251

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
Services for 14 Member Camps $6,107,588 74.6%
Global Partnership Program $2,078,176 25.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-11 06/01/2016 88.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-11 12/01/2015 89.16
2013-11 12/22/2014 82.57
2012-11 10/01/2013 82.40
2011-11 10/01/2012 87.48
2010-11 09/20/2011 95.28
 
CN 1.0
2009-11 05/01/2010 92.56

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
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • November, 2014
  • November, 2013
  • November, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Mary Beth Powers Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$314,414 2.88% John Read Former President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SeriousFun Children's Network (CT) 88.63
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. (IL) 88.48
Camp Summit (TX) 95.55
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 95.34
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 88.22

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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

Mary Beth Powers
Chief Executive Officer

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