Starlight Children's Foundation
Dorval, QC H9P 2W8
Executive Director: Brian J. H. Bringolf
Board President: Phil Caplan
Charitable Reg. #: 13129 5693 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
Full-time staff #11
Avg. Compensation $75,358
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About Starlight Children's Foundation:
The Starlight Children's Foundation (SCF) is an organization that aims to enhance the lives of seriously ill children and their families through wish granting and other entertainment related activities. Starlight offers programs both in hospitals and for sick children outside of hospitals. In-hospital programs include hospital happenings, which are therapeutic activities that give children something fun to do and fun centres, which are mobile entertainment units with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, and a Nintendo Wii gaming system. Starlight sites are hospital playrooms that provide pediatric patients with a space to relax and play with other children. Out-of-hospital programs include recreational retreats called Great Escapes, which range from movie screenings to downhill skiing, as well as the granting of once-in-a-lifetime wishes.
SCF has granted over 2000 wishes since inception, and more than 475 Starlight Fun Centers have been sponsored by companies, foundations and individuals. Starlight Fun Center sponsorship is currently $7,500.
After the F2014 year end the Foundation applied to legally merge the Ontario and Quebec Starlight Children’s Foundation activities in order to better serve children on a national basis, changing its name to Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.
In F2014 SCF’s administrative costs were 6% of revenues and fundraising costs were 51% of donations. SCF has funding reserves of $85k, which only cover 5% of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated August 11, 2015.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.2%||7.5%||4.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||50.6%||58.8%||49.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||5.1%||11.8%||21.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||876,000||264,000||186,000|
|Cash flow from operations||145,395||(111,544)||148,857|