Charity Review

Issued: April 2017 Expires: April 2019

Sunshine Kids Foundation (The)

Meets Standards
(713) 524-1264 2814 Virginia St, Houston TX 77098-1229
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
  8. BBB Comment

Sunshine Kids Foundation (The) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Sunshine Kids Foundation's mission is dedicated to providing exciting, positive group activities for children diagnosed with cancer.

Incorporated: 1982 in TX


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.

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Deputy Chief Craig Taffaro, Deputy Chief Business Affiliation: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department

CEO: Mr. G.W. Bailey, Executive Director

Board Size: 14

Staff: 14

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Invitations to Fundraising Events Grant Proposals

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 6.08%

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.


The following information is based on Sunshine Kids Foundation (The)'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Source of Funds
Contributions $4,516,141
Investment (loss) income, net ($23,531)
Other income $6,044
Total Income: $4,498,654
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $3,287,859
Fundraising Expenses: $274,733
Administrative Expenses: $176,621
Total Expenses: $3,739,213
Income in Excess of Expenses: $759,441
Beginning Net Assets: $4,828,896
Ending Net Assets: $5,588,337
Total Liabilities: $79,154
Total Assets: $5,667,491

BBB Comment

This organization is a Charity Member of the Better Business Bureau of Houston and South Texas.

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