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Sunshine Foundation (National Office)

CharityWatch report issued
June 2018

Top-Rated Charity
B+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
78%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$28
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Sunshine Foundation (National Office)
1041 Mill Creek Road
Feasterville, PA 19053

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child's illness may cause, and to educate the public and increase awareness of the children that the foundation benefits.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 78%

The percentage of Sunshine Foundation (National Office)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$1,100,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $28

How many dollars Sunshine Foundation (National Office) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$600,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Sunshine Foundation IRS Form 990 23-2044056
Sunshine Foundation Audited Financial Statements 23-2044056
Entity: Sunshine Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-2044056
Entity: Sunshine Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 23-2044056

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Sunshine Foundation (National Office)
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Sunshine Foundation (National Office)
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.


CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of Sunshine Foundation (National Office) does not include the financial activities of the Foundation's 15 chapters located throughout the United States.

According to the Sunshine Foundation audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 1, Nature of Business):

"... All chapters are operated by a slate of officers, all of whom are unpaid volunteers, under the guidelines and direction of the management of the Foundation. At various times throughout the year, each chapter has fundraising events for the benefit of the Foundation..."
According to the Sunshine Foundation audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 2, Donated Materials and Services):

"The Foundation has recorded donated airfare for families and Dreamlifts (a one day excursion to Orlando theme parks), admission to attractions for families, education and awareness displays, and other materials..." The Foundation reports recording donated materials and services for which it placed a total value of $280,849 in fiscal 2017.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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