Starlight Children's Foundation
Dorval, QC H9P 2W8
Executive Director: Brian J. H. Bringolf
Board President: Phil Caplan
Charitable Reg. #: 13129 5693 RR0001
Grade: D+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 $69,980
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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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. Starlight also provides grants to hospitals looking to implement a program focusing on entertainment and distraction. Over the first two years of the program, it distributed over $500,000 to 97 hospitals. 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 500 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.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is a large-cap charity with monetary and goods-in-kind donations and special events revenues of $8.0m. Administrative costs represent 4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 41% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 55 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Starlight has funding reserves of $814k which represents one and a half months of program expenses, 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.
Updated June 15, 2017 by Josh Lam.
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|