Better Business Bureau Report for
Sunshine Kids Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Sunshine Kids Foundation
Address: 2814 Virginia St.
  Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-524-1264
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Sunshine Kids Foundation's mission is dedicated to providing exciting, positive group activities for children diagnosed with cancer.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Sunshine Kids Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Sunshine Kids Foundation provides ten national trips for young cancer patients as well as ongoing local events in the Houston Area. Some of the trips and local events include the following: VIP attendance to Houston Astros' and Rockets' games, Teen weekend retreats, Participation in seasonal parades and festivals, Mardi Gras Fun-Time, Castaway Cruise, National Las Vegas Getaway, National Spring Broadway Break, National Heritage Tour, Texas Hill Country Adventure, California Fun-Time Fantasy, Florida Fun-N-Sun Celebration, Haunted Halloween Getaway, Hawaiian Hang Loose Holiday, and Wild West Getaway. The Foundation provides several week-long national trips each year, serving children from over 60 hospitals across North America.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Sunshine Kids Foundation's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : G. W. Bailey, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. Akara Forsythe
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Doctor - Severn Anesthesia Services, PA

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 12

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,851,072, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Sunshine Kids Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,851,072
Investment income 27,250
Other 2,500
Total Income $2,880,822


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $2,880,822
Program expenses $3,046,903
Fund raising expenses 218,854
Administrative expenses 392,210
Total expenses $3,657,967
Expenses in Excess of Income (777,145)
Beginning net assets 4,717,086
Ending net assets 3,939,941
Total liabilities 25,185
Total assets $3,965,126

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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