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The Periwinkle Foundation

Developing and providing programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families

four stars

90.37

3400 Bissonnet Street Suite 185
Houston, TX 77005
tel: (713) 807-0191   Web Site
EIN: 76-0093914

Board Leadership
Cathy Connolly
President

CEO
Doug Suggitt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.37 four stars
  Financial 86.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children's Hospital. As the survival rate grows, so does the need for long-term support and programs. What started as a simple camp for children with cancer, uncovered a need for camps for teenagers, families and long-term survivors, as well as a robust Arts and Creative Writing Program.

The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children's Hospital. As the survival rate grows, so does the need for long-term support and programs. What started as a simple camp for children with cancer, uncovered a need for camps for teenagers, families and long-term survivors, as well as a robust Arts and Creative Writing Program.

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Financial

three stars

86.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
69.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Periwinkle Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Periwinkle Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 90.37 four stars
Camp Quality USA (OH) 92.30 four stars
Camp For All (TX) 87.63 three stars
Casting for Recovery (MT) 95.04 four stars
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 96.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,051,249
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,008,516
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,059,765
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,059,765
   Other Revenue $68,406
TOTAL REVENUE $2,128,171
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,126,646
   Administrative Expenses $182,250
   Fundraising Expenses $300,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,609,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $518,456
   
Net Assets $1,708,740

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
Camp for Children with Cancer $412,064 36.6%
Arts in Medicine $363,803 32.3%
Camp YOLO $186,219 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.37 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.07 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.69 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 85.33 three 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 76-0093914
Name in IRS Master File PERIWINKLE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T22
NTEE Classification Private Independent Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
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 April, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 9.31% Doug Suggitt Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 90.37 four stars
Rising Treetops at Oakhurst (NY) 91.72 four stars
Casting for Recovery (MT) 95.04 four stars
Camp Kesem National (CA) 90.94 four stars
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (CT) 87.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Periwinkle Foundation
3400 Bissonnet Street
Suite 185
Houston, TX 77005
tel: (713) 807-0191
fax: (713) 807-0291
EIN: 76-0093914

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Board Leadership

Cathy Connolly
President

CEO

Doug Suggitt
Executive Director

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