Health : Patient and Family Support

The Rainbow Connection

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

four stars

94.16

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

Board Leadership
Ryan Giacolone
President

CEO
George J. Miller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.16 four stars
  Financial 92.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 3,600 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 3,600 Michigan children as well as provided special assistance, enhancements, and support to our wish families when needed.



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Financial

four stars

92.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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 $1,750,007
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $870,759
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,620,766
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,620,766
   Other Revenue $57,875
TOTAL REVENUE $2,678,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,198,567
   Administrative Expenses $77,058
   Fundraising Expenses $137,818
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,413,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $265,198
   
Net Assets $1,839,373

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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 3,600 Michigan children as well as provided special assistance, enhancements, and support to our wish families when needed.



Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 94.64 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 93.11 four stars

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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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Board Leadership

Ryan Giacolone
President

CEO

George J. Miller
Executive Director