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SeriousFun Children's Network

Reaching beyond illness worldwide

three stars

89.61

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 89.61 three stars
  Financial 85.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
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) 89.61 three stars
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 91.71 four stars
Camp Boggy Creek (FL) 87.35 three stars
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (CT) 92.59 four stars
One Heartland (MN) 88.85 three stars

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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 $10,793,177
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,367,212
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,160,389
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,160,389
   Other Revenue $-1,851,721
TOTAL REVENUE $12,308,668
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,534,760
   Administrative Expenses $547,151
   Fundraising Expenses $1,987,285
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,069,196
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,760,528
   
Net Assets $8,462,017

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 16 Member Camps $9,891,262 78.9%
Global Partnership Program $2,643,498 21.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
$237,280 1.57% Mary Beth Powers Chief Executive Officer

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) 89.61 three stars
Camp John Marc (TX) 92.92 four stars
One Heartland (MN) 88.85 three stars
Casting for Recovery (MT) 95.48 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 90.56 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

Mary Beth Powers
Chief Executive Officer

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