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SeriousFun Children's Network

Reaching beyond illness worldwide

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four stars

91.85

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

Board Leadership
Maurice Pratt
Chairman

CEO
Blake Maher
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.85 four stars
  Financial 89.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of camp program experiences delivered to children and family members
146,374
Number of children with cancer served
2,716
Number of children with immunologic disorders served
2,825
Number of children with blood disorders served
2,171
Number of children with neurological disorders served
1,919
This impact information is current as of July 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

89.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.8%
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) 91.85 four stars
Camp Summit (TX) 93.48 four stars
Okizu Foundation (CA) 86.23 three stars
Camp Quality USA (OH) 90.25 four stars
Camp Mak-A-Dream (MT) 90.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,954,550
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,115,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,070,280
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,070,280
   Other Revenue $-457,228
TOTAL REVENUE $15,613,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,935,077
   Administrative Expenses $578,743
   Fundraising Expenses $1,760,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,274,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,338,614
   
Net Assets $9,859,713

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
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.85 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • November, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,826 1.07% Jeffrey Blake Maher CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$207,100 1.45% Ingrid Milne Chief Financial Officer
$179,852 1.25% Matt Decamara Chief Development Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SeriousFun Children's Network (CT) 91.85 four stars
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 96.72 four stars
Camp Mak-A-Dream (MT) 90.02 four stars
The Painted Turtle (CA) 89.83 three stars
Double H Ranch (NY) 86.14 three 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

Maurice Pratt
Chairman

CEO

Blake Maher
Chief Executive Officer

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