Health : Patient and Family Support

The Rainbow Connection

Making Dreams Come True For Michigan Children with Life Threatening Medical Conditions

97.85

621 West University Rochester, MI 48307
tel: (248) 601-9474   Web Site
EIN: 38-2608775

CEO
Ingrid Todt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.85
  Financial 96.96
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions and providing emergency support services to these families.

In 1985, The Rainbow Connection was incorporated as a wish granting organization. Our first wish was granted when Muhammed Ali shadow-boxed bed-side with Wish Child, John Bowden at Children's Hospital.

Since that first wish, we have granted the wishes of more than 3,700 Michigan children as well as provided special assistance, enhancements, and support to our wish families when needed.



The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions and providing emergency support services to these families.

In 1985, The Rainbow Connection was incorporated as a wish granting organization. Our first wish was granted when Muhammed Ali shadow-boxed bed-side with Wish Child, John Bowden at Children's Hospital.

Since that first wish, we have granted the wishes of more than 3,700 Michigan children as well as provided special assistance, enhancements, and support to our wish families when needed.



Financial

96.96

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rainbow Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rainbow Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,236,350
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $937,022
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,173,372
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,173,372
   Other Revenue $142,241
TOTAL REVENUE $3,315,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,242,794
   Administrative Expenses $81,110
   Fundraising Expenses $167,704
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,491,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $824,005
   
Net Assets $2,705,666

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,737 4.44% George Miller Executive Director

Mission

The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions and providing emergency support services to these families.

In 1985, The Rainbow Connection was incorporated as a wish granting organization. Our first wish was granted when Muhammed Ali shadow-boxed bed-side with Wish Child, John Bowden at Children's Hospital.

Since that first wish, we have granted the wishes of more than 3,700 Michigan children as well as provided special assistance, enhancements, and support to our wish families when needed.



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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 97.85
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.05
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 92.78

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Charity Contact Info

The Rainbow Connection
621 West University
Rochester, MI 48307
tel: (248) 601-9474
fax: (248) 601-0577
EIN: 38-2608775

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CEO

Ingrid Todt
Executive Director