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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a longtime donor to the dream foundation, I know they do great work and a high percentage of cash donations go to programs and not overhead. Just read some of the stories of people and families they have helped. From helping families with a terminally ill adult, or to visiting shut-ins with donated flowers, they bring joy to people in need.

I'm sorry that another reviewer is upset that a celebrity they don't like donated items to be auctioned by the charity, but that is no reason to give them 1 star. Please visit their website, review their annual report, or talk to people they have touched before making your own decision. But I have supported them for over 12 years and highly recommend them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Dream Foundation is the only nonprofit agency that fulfills the final wishes of adults battling progressive and irreversible illness. This is an unduplicated service. 86% of every dollar donated goes directly toward dream fulfillment for an adult facing the end of life. Recently rated a four star charity by charity navigator. I donate here because i know my contribution is making a difference.

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that as a donor you know that your contribution is making a difference, and supporting a cause that is unduplicated.

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