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Give Kids The World

Where happiness inspires hope

four stars

98.62

210 South Bass Road Kissimmee, FL 34746
tel: (800) 995-5437   Web Site
EIN: 59-2654440

Board Leadership
Jeff Vahle
Chairman

CEO
Pam Landwirth
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.62 four stars
  Financial 98.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Give Kids The World exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. Each day, Give Kids The World lives by this mission and has made a promise to never turn a child away. Since 1986, more than 122,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. Through the tireless support of our volunteers, employees and generous partners, we dedicate each and every day to these special families.

Give Kids The World exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. Each day, Give Kids The World lives by this mission and has made a promise to never turn a child away. Since 1986, more than 122,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. Through the tireless support of our volunteers, employees and generous partners, we dedicate each and every day to these special families.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of Families that We Serve Each Year
7,914
Overall Guest Satisfaction Rating
100
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
389,608
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Financial

four stars

98.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Give Kids The World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Give Kids The World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Give Kids The World (FL) 98.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 87.05 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.40 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,958,405
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $669,962
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $39,628,367
   Program Service Revenue $7,644,740
Total Primary Revenue $47,273,107
   Other Revenue $3,341,823
TOTAL REVENUE $50,614,930
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,142,401
   Administrative Expenses $1,182,480
   Fundraising Expenses $2,927,971
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,252,852
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $362,078
   
Net Assets $105,438,636

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
Family Vacations for Children and their Families $46,142,401 100.0%

Ratings History
Give Kids The World has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 98.62 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 99.50 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.74 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.88 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 91.73 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.77 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.42 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 99.32 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 94.08 four stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 99.23 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 99.31 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 99.30 four stars
2004-12 06/01/2005 92.02 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 85.65 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 99.13 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 99.13 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 99.10 four 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 59-2654440
Name in IRS Master File GIVE KIDS THE WORLD INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$281,959 0.56% Pamela Landwirth President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Give Kids The World (FL) 98.62 four stars
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 88.84 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.65 three stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 90.52 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 87.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Give Kids The World
210 South Bass Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
tel: (800) 995-5437
fax: (407) 396-1207
EIN: 59-2654440

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Board Leadership

Jeff Vahle
Chairman

CEO

Pam Landwirth
President

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