The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation Dba Dream Foundation

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews


1528 Chapala Street Suite 304 Santa Barbara CA 93101 USA


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.


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.

Write a Review
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

(805) 564-2131

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on

Reviews for The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation Dba Dream Foundation

Rating: 1 stars  

I was so disgusted when I heard that Kim Kartrashian was going to donate her wedding gifts to the Dream Foundation. What are adults with "life" threatening illnesses going to do with custom monogram items from this "scam"? Why do you folks want "dirty money"? Your foundation was rated highly among charities (via charity navigator), but if you accept their dirty money and gifts, that will prove that you are not a reputable charity and I will tell everyone I know not to contribute to your charity and I will post it on my blogs about your firm (The Dream Foundation) accepting this "Kardtrashin" trash. I know as a charity, there are not a lot of people contributing to helping others and basically you will accept ANYTHING, but to accept this trash is horrible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a citizen who would not do any donating to the Dream Foundation if they accept the "Kartrashian" wedding (scam) gifts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not accept the Kardashian Trash from the so called "wedding" scam

Flag review
Review from CharityNavigator