Better Business Bureau Report for
Dreams With Wings, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 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: Dreams With Wings, Inc.
Address: 1579 Bardstown Road
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-459-4647
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2000, Kentucky
Affiliates: Dream Works, Inc., Building Dreams, Inc.
Stated Purpose: The mission of Dreams With Wings is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dreams With Wings, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Dreams With Wings programs and services include: Dream Builders Day Program- provides daily opportunities for integration and individual development Staffed Residences provide 24 hour supervision for 2 or 3 individuals in a home. Family Home Provider an individual with a disability lives in the home of an individual or family. Case Management- The coordination of services for individuals developmental and/or intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. Supported Apartments/Living provides support on an intermittent basis 4-8 hours per week. Metro Dreams ā€œUā€- Continuing Education programs for clients as well as those living in the community Leisure Outreach- Bi-monthly recreational and leisure activities for clients as well as individuals living in the community. Supported Employment- providing job coaching for individuals to have jobs in the community. Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy--Therapies provided to assist the individual to be as engaged in life as possible. These therapies strengthen the individuals physical abilities as well as facilitate communication. Behavior and Psychological Supports--Supports provided to assist the individual with behaviors that may keep them from assimilating into the community. In-home Support- providing personal care for individuals living in their own home. Respite- providing temporary support for individuals so that their caregiver may have some downtime. Summer Camp- an 8 week summer day program for teens with developmental disabilities and autism.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Dreams With Wings, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Residential 1,609,429
Community Living Support 917,867
Community Habilitation 558,960
Other programs 484,678
Support Coordination 173,234
Building Dreams, Inc. 46,273
Dream Works, Inc. 45,582
Total Program Expenses: $3,836,023
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Chief Executive : Jenifer C Frommeyer, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mitzi Wyrick
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 110

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $537,881, 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 Dreams With Wings, Inc.'s audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $2,650,541 in unrestricted net assets and $268,968 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $2,828,317 invested in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service Revenues 3,949,650
Contributions and grants 446,843
Apartment rentals 91,024
Charitable gaming, net 50,544
Special events 40,494
Other 441
Interest 185
Realized (loss) gain on sale of assets -317
Total Income $4,578,864


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $4,578,864
Program expenses $3,836,023
Fund raising expenses 104,912
Administrative expenses 435,425
Total expenses $4,376,360
Income in Excess of Expenses 202,504
Beginning net assets 2,717,005
Ending net assets 2,919,509
Total liabilities 737,167
Total assets $3,656,676

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