Human Services

Dream Factory, Inc.

  • Louisville, KY
  • www.dreamfactoryinc.org

Mission Statement

The Dream Factory, Inc., is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization that grants the dreams of children who area between the ages of 3 and 18 years, who have been diagnosed with critical and chronic illnesses. Founded in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1980, The Dream Factory nationally has granted more than 25,000 dreams in it's 30-year history. Volunteers in 37 chapters across the country raise funds, arrange dream trips and procure special items for children in their own communities. The Dream Factory's goal is for 90% of all funds raised to be used to fulfill its mission.

Main Programs

  1. Granting Dreams to children aged 3 through 18 who are critically or chronically ill.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

34 Chapters in 19 states.  See www.dreamfactoryinc.org(http://www.dreamfactoryinc.org) for more information.

ruling year

1991

National Director/CEO

Self-reported

Mr. Todd J. Fairbanks

Keywords

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wish-granting, organization for children, children 3 - 18 years, critical illnesses, the dream factory

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EIN

61-1220742

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file a group return with the IRS.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Granting Dreams to children aged 3 through 18 who are critically or chronically ill.

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Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

34 Chapters in 19 states.  See www.dreamfactoryinc.org(http://www.dreamfactoryinc.org) for more information.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

Funding Volunteers Referrals of children with dream needs In-kind support from corporate suppliers, especially airlines, hotels, other travel-related industry providers Community awareness

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Financials

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The Dream Factory, Inc.
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Dream Factory, Inc.

Leadership

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National Director/CEO

Mr. Todd J. Fairbanks

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daniel Forrest

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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