Better Business Bureau Report for
Dreams for Kids

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Dreams for Kids
Address: 820 W. Jackson, Suite 805
  Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-559-8400
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Dreams for Kids replaces charity with opportunity for at-risk youth through service, leadership and social activities and inspires them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dreams for Kids meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Dreams for Kids provide the platform to bring youth together for local and global social projects. From all backgrounds and socioeconomic areas, Dream Leaders are youth who work together on social initiatives, while uniting their peers and those with disabilities at the same time. Dream Leaders provide the opportunity to help others who are less fortunate. In turn, they develop their own leadership and entrepreneurial skills, while discovering social issues that bring purpose and meaning to their lives. Dream Leaders learn and take action. They make a difference in the world, while inspiring their peers to join and help others who are less fortunate.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Dreams for Kids's program expenses were:

Program Services 100,501
Total Program Expenses: $100,501
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Chief Executive : Thomas Tuohy, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: O'Donavan Johnson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Manager

Co-Chair of the Board : Jeff Johnson

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Bank

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 2

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $231,690, 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 for Kids's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Donated Materials & Services 142,297
Contributions 89,393
Realized Gain 28,430
Total Income $260,120


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $260,120
Program expenses $100,501
Fund raising expenses 893
Administrative expenses 9,177
Total expenses $110,571
Income in Excess of Expenses 149,549
Beginning net assets 49,608
Ending net assets 28,430
Total liabilities 2,674
Total assets $31,104

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