Starlight Children's Foundation

1375 Transcanada Hwy, Suite 105
Dorval, QC H9P 2W8
Executive Director: Brian J. H. Bringolf
Board President: Phil Caplan

Charitable Reg. #: 13129 5693 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #11

Avg. Compensation $75,358

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

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.

Financial Review:

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 Ratios

Fiscal 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 Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,354,354907,6651,044,204
Goods in kind 876,000264,000186,000
Special events 908,735713,885801,110
Investment income 9461,450702
Total revenues 3,140,0351,887,0002,032,016
Program costs 1,654,076903,728886,536
Administrative costs 195,030141,14287,563
Fundraising costs 1,145,534953,674909,060
Cash flow from operations 145,395(111,544)148,857
Funding reserves 84,899106,553191,240
Note: Ci presented special events fundraising gross of fundraising expenses, increasing total revenues and fundraising expenses by $687k in F2014, $566k in F2013, and $519k in F2012. Ci adjusted administrative costs for amortization by ($15k) in F2014 and ($16k) in F2013. Ci disclosed donated goods in kind separately, reducing donations by $876k in F2014, $264k in F2013, and $186k in F2012. Ci did not include loss on disposal of premises and equipment, reducing costs by $3k in F2012.

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