Health : Patient and Family Support

The Rainbow Connection

Making Dreams Come True For Michigan Children with Life Threatening Illnesses

four stars

91.38

621 West University Rochester, MI 48307
tel: (877) 649-4743   Web Site
EIN: 38-2608775

Board Leadership
David LewAllen
President

CEO
George J. Miller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.38 four stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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 $1,334,990
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $627,590
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,962,580
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,962,580
   Other Revenue $59,675
TOTAL REVENUE $2,022,255
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,115,776
   Administrative Expenses $106,105
   Fundraising Expenses $92,922
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,314,803
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-292,548
   
Net Assets $1,612,775

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,883 4.66% Mary Grace McCarter Executive Director

Mission

The Rainbow Connection is a local organization that focuses its efforts exclusively on Michigan children and their families. Founded in 1985 by L. Brooks Patterson in memory of his best friend and two children who died in a plane crash, The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and providing emergency support services to these families. To date, The Rainbow Connection has granted over 3,200 wishes to children across Michigan suffering from life-threatening or terminal illnesses. From something as simple as a new computer to meeting the President of the United States at the White House, to the most requested wish of all, a trip to Disney World, The Rainbow Connection grants wishes throughout the year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 91.38 four stars
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 86.51 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.68 three stars
Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire (CA) 86.18 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Rainbow Connection
621 West University
Rochester, MI 48307
tel: (877) 649-4743
fax: (248) 601-0086
EIN: 38-2608775

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Board Leadership

David LewAllen
President

CEO

George J. Miller
Executive Director

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