Starlight Children's Foundation
Dorval, QC H9P 2W8
Executive Director: Brian Bringolf
Board President: Patrick Lefrancois
Charitable Reg. #: 13129 5693 RR0001
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: Low
Full-time staff #23
Avg. Compensation $80,931
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Starlight Children's Foundation:
Starlight Children's Foundation provides entertainment to children who are ill or injured and their families. Through games and activities, the foundation hopes to distract children from their stressful situations. Starlight reports that over one million Canadian kids live with a serious illness or have experienced a life-altering injury.
Starlight’s in-hospital programming provides toys and activities to distract kids before surgery or during extended hospital stays. There are 603 mobile Fun Centres which include a television, Nintendo Wii U gaming system, and a variety of games. Hospitals are also provided tablets in a protective cover for kids to play with. Starlight Sites are rooms where families can gather to do crafts and play games. Outside of hospital, families can participate in activities which may include a concert, trip to the museum, movie screening, harbor cruise, holiday party, or picnic.
Results and Impact: Charity Intelligence has found Starlight Children's Foundation to have Low impact based on low results per dollar (see diagram in lower right).
Starlight Children’s Foundation is a Large charity with donations, goods-in-kind donations, and special events revenues of $8.0m in F2016. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues and fundraising costs are 41% of donations. For every $1 donated, 55 cents go to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Starlight has $814k in funding reserves which could cover program costs for less than two months, indicating a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Financial analysis updated June 15, 2017 by Josh Lam. Donor accountability information updated August 27, 2018 by Madison Kerr.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||3.9%||2.8%||6.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||41.4%||47.6%||50.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||13.5%||40.4%||5.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||3,123||2,924||876|
|Cash flow from operations||(347)||1,362||145|