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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


Todd Fairbanks
National Director, CEO

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Dream Factory

Make a child's dream come true

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 4 stars
  Financial 100.00 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dream Factory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 08/2015)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,476,980
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $802,156
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,279,136
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,279,136
   Other Revenue $102,452
TOTAL REVENUE $2,381,588
   Program Expenses $2,366,038
   Administrative Expenses $30,021
   Fundraising Expenses $42,490
Payments to Affiliates $270,174
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-56,961
Net Assets $3,476,877

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 08/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Todd Fairbanks Chief Executive Officer $33,000


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.

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