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Health : Patient and Family Support

Camp Sweeney

Where friendship begins . . .and never ends

one star

66.85

10687 Farm to Market Road 678 Whitesboro, TX 76273
tel: (940) 665-2011   Web Site
EIN: 75-6002547

Board Leadership
T. Milton Dickson, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Ernie Fernandez
Camp Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.85 one star
  Financial 90.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 54.00 zero star
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Camp Sweeney's mission is to build a family that can help to support campers through all of the highs and lows of Type 1 diabetes. We start by making the practices of good diabetic control normal, so every child is on a level playing field and no longer feels that diabetes makes them different. Campers are given opportunities to succeed and once they begin to achieve their goals at camp, they develop confidence in their own talents and abilities. We encourage campers to seek the good in themselves and each other, so they place value in virtue rather than the venial attractions of the world. As campers support one another over the course of a session, they build friendships that are based in service – friendships they can count on long past the end of the summer.

Camp Sweeney's mission is to build a family that can help to support campers through all of the highs and lows of Type 1 diabetes. We start by making the practices of good diabetic control normal, so every child is on a level playing field and no longer feels that diabetes makes them different. Campers are given opportunities to succeed and once they begin to achieve their goals at camp, they develop confidence in their own talents and abilities. We encourage campers to seek the good in themselves and each other, so they place value in virtue rather than the venial attractions of the world. As campers support one another over the course of a session, they build friendships that are based in service – friendships they can count on long past the end of the summer.

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Financial

four stars

90.96

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

54.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Sweeney on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Sweeney on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Sweeney (TX) 66.85 one star
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 90.51 four stars
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 86.98 three stars
Camp Sunshine, Maine (ME) 96.72 four stars
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 88.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,143,461
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $270,233
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,413,694
   Program Service Revenue $1,634,442
Total Primary Revenue $4,048,136
   Other Revenue $789,413
TOTAL REVENUE $4,837,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,826,419
   Administrative Expenses $146,723
   Fundraising Expenses $66,667
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,039,809
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $797,740
   
Net Assets $7,525,880

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 Diabetes $3,826,419 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 66.85 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 67.06 one star
2015-12 06/01/2017 67.47 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 75-6002547
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHWESTERN DIABETIC FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code N20
NTEE Classification Recreational and Sporting Camps
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 September, 1951
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Sweeney (TX) 66.85 one star
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (CT) 87.74 three stars
Camp For All (TX) 89.53 three stars
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 90.51 four stars
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 86.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Sweeney
10687 Farm to Market Road 678
Whitesboro, TX 76273
tel: (940) 665-2011
fax: (940) 665-9467
EIN: 75-6002547

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 918
Gainesville, TX 76241

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Board Leadership

T. Milton Dickson, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Ernie Fernandez
Camp Director

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