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The Sunshine Kids Foundation

Dedicated to children with cancer

four stars

99.25

2814 Virginia Street Houston, TX 77098
tel: (800) 594-5756   Web Site
EIN: 76-0020802

Board Leadership
Bret Sanders
Board Chairman

CEO
G.W. Bailey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.25 four stars
  Financial 98.95 four 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.

Founded in 1982, The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what Kids are meant to do . . . have fun and celebrate life! Young cancer patients participate in positive group activities which promote self-esteem, personal accomplishment and just plain old fashioned fun. Thousands of children from hospitals across the country have benefited from The Sunshine Kids Foundation's many programs and national and regional events. The Sunshine Kids continues, as it has since its inception, to provide all of its activities completely free of charge to the children, their families and hospitals.

Founded in 1982, The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what Kids are meant to do . . . have fun and celebrate life! Young cancer patients participate in positive group activities which promote self-esteem, personal accomplishment and just plain old fashioned fun. Thousands of children from hospitals across the country have benefited from The Sunshine Kids Foundation's many programs and national and regional events. The Sunshine Kids continues, as it has since its inception, to provide all of its activities completely free of charge to the children, their families and hospitals.

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Financial

four stars

98.95

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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sunshine Kids Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sunshine Kids Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sunshine Kids Foundation (TX) 99.25 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities (IL) 100.00 four stars
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (GA) 94.98 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem (NC) 91.56 four stars
The Doorways (VA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,520,895
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,520,895
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,520,895
   Other Revenue $73,991
TOTAL REVENUE $4,594,886
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,680,203
   Administrative Expenses $192,539
   Fundraising Expenses $287,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,160,019
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $434,867
   
Net Assets $5,932,416

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
Trips for Children $3,680,203 100.0%

Ratings History
The Sunshine Kids Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 99.25 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 97.48 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.36 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 93.45 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.79 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 86.08 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.96 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 89.15 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.72 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.59 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.53 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 97.85 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 98.92 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 96.30 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 98.77 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 96.19 four stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 96.21 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 76-0020802
Name in IRS Master File SUNSHINE KIDS 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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 August, 1982
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
$82,400 1.98% G.W. Bailey Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sunshine Kids Foundation (TX) 99.25 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona (AZ) 89.07 three stars
Cancer Support Community North Texas (TX) 90.22 four stars
Any Baby Can of San Antonio (TX) 90.71 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (CA) 92.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Sunshine Kids Foundation
2814 Virginia Street
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (800) 594-5756
fax: (713) 524-7165
EIN: 76-0020802

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Board Leadership

Bret Sanders
Board Chairman

CEO

G.W. Bailey
Executive Director

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