EIN 84-1526586

Shining Stars Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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To provide year-round services centered around unique recreational and social activities, including: adaptive skiing/snowboarding, outdoor education, adventure sports, music, cultural and community events, animal based therapy, and more.
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Program areas at Shining Stars Foundation

Family Services: We provided 35 single day events and virtual programs for children battling a life-threatening illness and their entire immediate family in 2020. Activities included sporting events, cultural experiences, teambuilding activities, games, art, dance, cooking, recreational activities and more.
Awareness and Education Services: We educated the public about the challenges faced by kids with cancer through regular booths and presentations at community events. We also engaged students as volunteers with the Foundation in a variety of projects and leadership roles, as well as provided educational workshops in schools. We reached 750 students and 1,033 community members in 2020.
Child and Young Adult Services: We hosted over 20 overnight programs, single day events and virtual programs just for the child or young adult battling a life threatening illness. Key programs included(1)the Aspen Winter Games, a week long adaptive ski/snowboard program for 250+ participants AND (2)the Young Adult Rocky Mountain Adventure, a 5-day adaptive ski and snowboard program for young adult pediatric cancer survivors ages 18+. We provided a full team of doctors and nurses to care for each child at these overnight programs, making these life-changing services accessible to children no matter their illness or physical challenges.

Who funds Shining Stars Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Community First FoundationGeneral Purpose$44,974
Rose Community FoundationOutdoor Recreation, Lodging and Meal Costs, Hollywood Gala$17,500
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$10,400
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Shining Stars Foundation

Kathy GingeryChief Executive Officer and Founder$85,000
Rosemary WhiteDirector of Operations
Megan NelsonDirector of Development
MacKenzie BrennemanDirector of Programs

Financials for Shining Stars Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$552,248
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$24,347
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$79,203
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$655,798

Form 990s for Shining Stars Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-09-14990View PDF
2018-122019-09-14990View PDF
2017-122018-08-22990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-04-10990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from The Beir Foundation
May 31, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 18, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $44,974 from Community First Foundation
May 13, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersPublic health orgsHealth organizationsCharities
HealthHuman servicesChildrenDiseases and disordersCancerSports
Conducts researchFundraising eventsCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 1308
Aspen, CO 81612
Pitkin County, CO
Website URL
(970) 925-7827
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E86: Patient Services
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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