The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation dba Dream Foundation

Giving life to final Dreams

aka Dream Foundation   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.dreamfoundation.org

Mission

Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure.

Ruling year info

1995

CEO

Ms. Kisa Heyer

Main address

1528 Chapala Street Ste 304

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA

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EIN

77-0405779

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Family Services (P40)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

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Dream Program

Dream Foundation's Dreams touch lives, meet essential needs and provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. Dreams provide psychosocial and emotional support tailored to thousands of terminally-ill adults and their families. Dream Foundation’s work plays a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 32,000 Dreams.

Dreams can be as simple as basic needs items, creating happy memories, meeting a personal hero—any request that provides support and compassion. Through this non-medical form of end-of-life compassionate care, Dreams provide inspiration, comfort and closure to Dream recipients and their families.

Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, are 18 and older, are diagnosed with a life limiting illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less, and lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Officially launched in Washington, D.C., in 2015, Dream Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans program tailors the Dream experience to veterans and their families. Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and every conflict in between; those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty, in the Reserve and National Guard. Dreams for Veterans honors our veterans’ service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.

Dreams not only serve veterans, but also bring comfort and peace to their loved ones and caregivers. Dreams play a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for veterans and their families.

Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, are U.S. military veterans 18 and older diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less, can provide proof of U.S. military service and lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves. If the applicant is currently serving on active duty, in the Reserve or National Guard, proof of service is required.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

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Financials

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The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation dba Dream Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kenneth Slaught

Dream Foundation

Luke Ebbin

Mechanism Strategic Music Consultants

Justine Roddick

Mark DePaco

Fell, Marking, Montgomery, Garnet & Raney LLP

Troy Cox

Genentech BioOncology

Jeff Shaner

Pediatric Services of America

David Nygren

Nygren Consulting

Vince Griffin

CEB Finance, CEB Global

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No