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Health : Patient and Family Support

Catch-A-Dream Foundation

A program for youth with precious little time to lose

three stars

83.13

2485 Ennis Road Starkville, MS 39759
tel: (662) 324-5700   Web Site
EIN: 20-0487728

Board Leadership
Reverend Bruce Brady, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Marty Brunson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.13 three stars
  Financial 76.15 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Catch-A-Dream is a national foundation that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does indeed exist. Catch-A-Dream's singular purpose is to provide consumptive use outdoor experiences to fill the “gap” created when the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment.”

Catch-A-Dream is a national foundation that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does indeed exist. Catch-A-Dream's singular purpose is to provide consumptive use outdoor experiences to fill the “gap” created when the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment.”

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of trips provided
38
Number of evaluations conducted
114
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

two stars

76.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
62.8%
  Administrative Expenses 28.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.50
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catch-A-Dream Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catch-A-Dream Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 83.13 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.60 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 85.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $975,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $975,593
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $975,593
   Other Revenue $133,324
TOTAL REVENUE $1,108,917
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $504,557
   Administrative Expenses $262,790
   Fundraising Expenses $92,373
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $859,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $249,197
   
Net Assets $3,106,700

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
Once-In-A-Lifetime Outdoor Experiences $504,557 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 83.13 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 85.41 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 84.60 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.84 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 83.70 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 79.80 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 64.94 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 63.10 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-0487728
Name in IRS Master File CATCH A DREAM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
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 March, 2004
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
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,000 18.14% Martin Brunson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 83.13 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.60 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 88.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catch-A-Dream Foundation
2485 Ennis Road
Starkville, MS 39759
tel: (662) 324-5700
fax: (662) 324-5699
EIN: 20-0487728

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Board Leadership

Reverend Bruce Brady, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Marty Brunson
Chief Executive Officer

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