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Sunshine Foundation

The original dream makers organization

three stars

86.35

1041 Mill Creek Drive Feasterville, PA 19053
tel: (215) 396-4770   Web Site
EIN: 23-2044056

Board Leadership
Amanda E. Agati
Chairperson

CEO
Kate Sample
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.35 three stars
  Financial 80.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization founded in 1976. Sunshine answers the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages 3-18 from all over the country. We have answered 32,000 dreams for children since our inception. The Sunshine Foundation's Dream Village has nine fairytale themed cottages set on 22 acres in Central Florida. This is where most of our families stay when they visit Central Florida locations. The village offers for the family a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where they can enjoy a handicapped equipped playground, wheelchair accessible pool, a miniature golf course and many other amenities to make their stay truly a dream vacation.

The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization founded in 1976. Sunshine answers the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages 3-18 from all over the country. We have answered 32,000 dreams for children since our inception. The Sunshine Foundation's Dream Village has nine fairytale themed cottages set on 22 acres in Central Florida. This is where most of our families stay when they visit Central Florida locations. The village offers for the family a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where they can enjoy a handicapped equipped playground, wheelchair accessible pool, a miniature golf course and many other amenities to make their stay truly a dream vacation.

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Financial

three stars

80.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sunshine Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sunshine Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 85.69 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.91 three stars
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 92.33 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 86.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $856,721
   Federated Campaigns $24,759
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $190,837
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,072,317
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,072,317
   Other Revenue $-98,216
TOTAL REVENUE $974,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $732,759
   Administrative Expenses $77,810
   Fundraising Expenses $140,982
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $951,551
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,550
   
Net Assets $1,394,555

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
Answered Dreams $732,759 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.35 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 84.68 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.30 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.78 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 79.39 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 77.81 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 80.86 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.09 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 80.32 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 72.18 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 84.92 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 79.95 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 67.33 one star
2006-06 03/01/2007 83.77 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2006 71.20 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 74.89 two 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 23-2044056
Name in IRS Master File SUNSHINE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T20
NTEE Classification Private Grantmaking Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(349) Other youth organization or activities
(318) Other recreational 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 October, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,750 8.27% Kate Sample President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 87.62 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 86.89 three stars
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 85.41 three stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sunshine Foundation
1041 Mill Creek Drive
Feasterville, PA 19053
tel: (215) 396-4770
fax: (215) 396-4774
EIN: 23-2044056

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Board Leadership

Amanda E. Agati
Chairperson

CEO

Kate Sample
President

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