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Health : Patient and Family Support

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville

Bringing hope and the promise of tomorrow

four stars

91.95

6803 Southpoint Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32216
tel: (904) 296-3030   Web Site
EIN: 59-2967803

Board Leadership
Christy Budnick
President, Board of Directors

CEO
Sheri K. Criswell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.95 four stars
  Financial 97.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 35 years, Dreams Come True has made the special desires of almost 4,000 children come true. Dreams provide our brave children and their families with a momentary reprieve from the rigors of medical treatment often associated with life-threatening illnesses. A dream temporarily removes the child from doctor visits, hospital stays, tests and needles and brings laughter, joy and childhood to the forefront. Dreams give the children and their families memories to carry them through the rough times and smiles to last a lifetime. Dreams bring hope and the promise of tomorrow. All children between the ages of two and a half and eighteen who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and either live or are treated in Northeast Florida or Southeast Georgia are eligible for a dream.

In 35 years, Dreams Come True has made the special desires of almost 4,000 children come true. Dreams provide our brave children and their families with a momentary reprieve from the rigors of medical treatment often associated with life-threatening illnesses. A dream temporarily removes the child from doctor visits, hospital stays, tests and needles and brings laughter, joy and childhood to the forefront. Dreams give the children and their families memories to carry them through the rough times and smiles to last a lifetime. Dreams bring hope and the promise of tomorrow. All children between the ages of two and a half and eighteen who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and either live or are treated in Northeast Florida or Southeast Georgia are eligible for a dream.

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Financial

four stars

97.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dreams Come True of Jacksonville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dreams Come True of Jacksonville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 91.95 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 92.03 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 93.28 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 90.47 four stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,539,972
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,539,972
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,539,972
   Other Revenue $703,515
TOTAL REVENUE $2,243,487
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,830,124
   Administrative Expenses $147,894
   Fundraising Expenses $177,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,155,843
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $87,644
   
Net Assets $5,371,469

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
Fulfilled Dreams for Children with Illness $1,830,124 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.95 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 81.49 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 95.04 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 94.16 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.59 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 91.83 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 85.10 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.83 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 83.40 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 86.62 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 95.05 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 94.31 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 97.55 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 98.99 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 99.08 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 59-2967803
Name in IRS Master File DREAMS COME TRUE OF JACKSONVILLE 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 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 January, 1990
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
$120,000 5.56% Sheri Criswell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 91.95 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 93.94 four stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 85.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville
6803 Southpoint Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32216
tel: (904) 296-3030
fax: (904) 296-4244
EIN: 59-2967803

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Board Leadership

Christy Budnick
President, Board of Directors

CEO

Sheri K. Criswell
Executive Director

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