EIN 95-3802159

Starlight Children's Foundation

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The Starlight Children's Foundation delivers happiness to seriously ill children and their families. Since 1982, the foundation has been providing school supplies and resources to patients and their families through Starlight education. Moreover, they offer high-quality, fun, soft, and colorful hospital gowns called "Starlight hospital wear," which kids love to wear. These gowns tie on the side (instead of down the back) to better accommodate a child's need for privacy and comfort, and include plastic snaps for easy access for medical purposes.
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Starlight Children's Foundation is a parent organization to a group of 5 other organizations.
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Program areas at Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight deliveries:starlight offers an easy-to-use online platform where hospitals can order items directly from our inventory of donated (gift in-kind) toys, books, games, crafting materials, and other urgently needed products that deliver happiness to hospitalized kids and their families. All products are shipped free-of-charge to our more than 800 hospital and health care facility partners in the us.
Starlight gaming:starlight gaming delivers happiness to seriously ill children by providing them a sense of normalcy and distraction from the stress and anxiety that often comes with being a child in a hospital. Each Starlight gaming station comes pre-loaded with nintendo video games and streaming platforms for hours of entertainment, but also gives each child a way to connect with friends and siblings during their hospital stay.
Starlight hospital wear:starlight gowns are high-quality, fun, soft, and colorful hospital gowns that kids love to wear. The gowns tie on the side (instead of down the back) to better accommodate a child's need for privacy and comfort, and include plastic snaps on both sleeves to allow easy access for medical procedures. In 2021 Starlight added pajama pants to the hospital wear program to further enhance the hospital experience for patients.
Starlight education:starlight education provides school supplies and resources to patients and their families. From unexpected injuries to ongoing treatment for severe illnesses, even a brief hospitalization can cause a child to miss school, impacting their overall mental health and educational development. Starlight education provides support to pediatric patients by providing free Starlight school supplies containing essential school items, such as backpacks, notebooks, colored pencils and rulers.
Starlight virtual reality:the first general use vr solution for pediatric settings with patients 13 years old and over, Starlight vr comes pre-loaded with 20+ curated experiences to help entertain and distract children during difficult medical procedures.
Miscellaneous other program services:starlight mission delivery staff labor and software costs related to operating the Starlight hub inventory ordering system.

Grants made by Starlight Children's Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Tufts Medical Center ParentPicu Family Area Update$85,000
St Joseph's Hospitals FoundationTeen Lounge Update$55,000
The Upstate FoundationTreatment Room$40,000
...and 4 more grants made

Who funds Starlight Children's Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
PayPal Giving FundGeneral Support$115,782
LL Foundation for YouthStarlight Was Able To Facilitate Their Online Steam Education Program Which Pairs Chronically and Seriously Ill Youth With Mentors Who Teach Steam Course Curriculum. Students Learned Everything From the Science of Light To Coding and Animation.$100,000
Hermann FoundationEnable Donee To Continue Exempt Function$75,000
...and 24 more grants received totalling $644,198

Personnel at Starlight Children's Foundation

Adam GaroneChief Executive Officer$343,184
Mike OlsonChief Financial Officer$180,983
Aimee FinnSenior Director Individual Giving / Staff ) SR Director Mce$115,398
Ross MillerController$134,415
Howard CohlSecretary$0
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Starlight Children's Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,654,674
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$148,840
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$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$491,900
Miscellaneous revenues$565
Total revenues$16,295,979

Form 990s for Starlight Children's Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-08990View PDF
2021-122022-06-22990View PDF
2020-122021-07-29990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-11-22990View PDF
...and 12 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $54,235 from American Online Giving Foundation
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $115,782 from PayPal Giving Fund
December 31, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersPublic health orgsHealth organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthHuman services
Conducts researchOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringAuction fundraisersTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
5855 Green Valley Cir 107
Culver City, CA 90230
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(310) 479-1212
Facebook page
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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
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
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