Mission: The mission of the dream foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing a life-threatening illness by fulfilling a heart's final wish.
Programs: The dream foundation is the first and largest national adult wish granting organization and has completed over 20,000 dreams for adults battling life-limiting illness since 1994. Each dream fulfilled enhances the quality of life for the individuals and their families during the end of life's journey. In 2014 the agency processed 2,364 requests for assistance with increased donated resources and no additional staff. In 2015 the organization projects 2,500 referrals from over 600 hospices throughout the united states. Additional referrals are received from doctors, nurses, social workers, health care facilities, and via the internet. 40% of dream referrals include adults that have young children who will be facing the impending loss of a parent. The toy program was established to let children know that they are not forgotten in the midst of the emotional turmoil the family is facing. The toy program provides a box of new gender and age appropriate toys for each child. In 2015 the program served over 1,000 children with donated new toys and gift cards.