London, ON N6B 2L5
Executive Director: Nancy Sutherland
Board President: Greg King
Charitable Reg. #: 12995 4822 RR0001
Grade: CThe 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 #17
Avg. Compensation $56,815
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About Sunshine Foundation:
Founded in 1987, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada’s (Sunshine) mission is to “make dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.” Its vision is that “every Sunshine child lives their dream.” The Sunshine Dreams program provides an individual experience to children, dreamed by a child and fulfilled by its DreamTeam. The Sunshine DreamLift program brings groups of 70 to 80 Sunshine Children to a Disney theme park and back home, in one day. Since 1987, Sunshine reports that it has fulfilled dreams for over 8,000 children across Canada, and coordinated 60 DreamLifts.
In F2014, Sunshine fulfilled 154 individual dreams and organized 3 DreamLifts for 220 Sunshine DreamLift kids. Using the F2014 total expenses, the average total cost per child was $10,152.
Sunshine continues to expand its expertise by serving more medically-fragile children with more complex health care needs. Further, children from remote northern communities participated in a Sunshine DreamLift for the first time in Sunshine’s history. Sunshine also reports that its volunteers speak English, French, Cree, Inuktuit, American Sign Language and French Sign Language.
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a medium-sized charity, with donations and special events revenues of $2.7m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 15% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 39% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 46 cents is put towards its programs, falling well outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Sunshine’s funding reserves of $3.4m includes $2.7m in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 43%. This means that it can cover 5 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Sunshine. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 8, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||15.4%||15.3%||16.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||38.7%||41.9%||41.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||185.9%||166.7%||269.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(522,151)||(600,419)||(288,241)|