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Dream Factory

Make a child's dream come true

four stars

91.77

410 West Chestnut St. Suite 530
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 561-3001   Web Site
EIN: 61-1220742

Board Leadership
Daniel Forrest
President

CEO
Todd Fairbanks
National Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.77 four stars
  Financial 96.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dream Factory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dream Factory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dream Factory (KY) 91.77 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.72 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (TX) 86.71 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota (MN) 85.56 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 86.75 three stars

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The Dream Factory began with one all-volunteer chapter in Hopkinsville, KY in 1980. Since then, The Dream Factory has grown into the largest, all-volunteer driven, children's wish-granting organization in the United States. They currently operate under 34 chapters with hundreds of extremely dedicated volunteers. These hard-working individuals raise funds within their own communities and then use those funds to grant dreams to local children. Ninety percent of all money raised by The Dream Factory is used to grant dreams. The Dream Factory is the only national children's wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. We strive to provide hope and relief from the trauma and corresponding stress and depression that both the children and their families can endure on a day-to-day basis.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,470,626
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $839,617
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,310,243
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,310,243
   Other Revenue $-5,029
TOTAL REVENUE $2,305,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,181,218
   Administrative Expenses $60,495
   Fundraising Expenses $29,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,271,565
   
Payments to Affiliates $159,325
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,649
   
Net Assets $3,505,329

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
Granting Dreams $2,181,218 100.0%

Ratings History
Dream Factory has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 05/01/2017 91.77 four stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 94.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 90.95 four stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 98.55 four stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 90.89 four stars
2011-08 04/01/2012 90.97 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 71.56 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 09/01/2010 80.33 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 94.23 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 61-1220742
Name in IRS Master File DREAM FACTORY INC
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name DREAM FACTORY INC
Ruling Date February, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 - Group return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Todd Fairbanks Chief Executive Officer $107,000

The Dream Factory began with one all-volunteer chapter in Hopkinsville, KY in 1980. Since then, The Dream Factory has grown into the largest, all-volunteer driven, children's wish-granting organization in the United States. They currently operate under 34 chapters with hundreds of extremely dedicated volunteers. These hard-working individuals raise funds within their own communities and then use those funds to grant dreams to local children. Ninety percent of all money raised by The Dream Factory is used to grant dreams. The Dream Factory is the only national children's wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. We strive to provide hope and relief from the trauma and corresponding stress and depression that both the children and their families can endure on a day-to-day basis.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dream Factory (KY) 91.77 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 87.19 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.24 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 95.29 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (TX) 86.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dream Factory
410 West Chestnut St.
Suite 530
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 561-3001
fax: (502) 561-3004
EIN: 61-1220742

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Board Leadership

Daniel Forrest
President

CEO

Todd Fairbanks
National Director, CEO

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