Top-Rated Children’s Wish-Granting Charity

Proud to be the Top-Rated Wish-Granting Organization in America by Charity Navigator and CharityWatch!

Milen Meets Spider-Man

Milen, with spina bifida, is thrilled to meet his favorite superhero, Spider-Man! Read more…

About Us

Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of children, ages three through eighteen, who have severe or profound physical/developmental/intellectual challenges or trauma from physical/sexual abuse, and whose families have limited income.

Special Dreams

Sunshine Foundation’s special dreams can be anything from a family trip, a shopping spree, or adaptive medical or therapeutic equipment!  Our dreamers have requested and received items such as above-ground swimming pools, outdoor play equipment, sensory rooms, and many other amazing dream items.

Magical Dreams

When asked the question, “If you could have one dream, what would it be?” the most common response from the children we serve is to visit the Central Florida theme parks. Our magical dreams may include visits to Legoland, Disney, SeaWorld, Universal, and more. Children get to meet their favorite characters, enjoy the rides, and take in all the amazing sights.

Dream Village

Sunshine Foundation has its own Dream Village in Davenport, FL, where families may stay while on a dream trip to Central Florida! The Dream Village features nine fairy tale-themed cottages plus accessible amenities, including a heated zero-entry swimming pool, a mini-golf course, and a playground!

Upcoming Events

Check out the latest events with Sunshine Foundation

Sunshine Golf Classic

Sep 9, 2024 – Somers Point, NJ – Join the 29th Annual Sunshine Golf Classic to answer Leilani’s dream.

How You Can Help

Sunshine Foundation has made over 41,900 dreams come true for children in need thanks to the generous support of our donors! Below are some ways to help Sunshine Foundation answer dreams for the children on our national waiting list.

  • Volunteering

  • Corporate Sponsors

  • Retail Partners

  • Workplace Campaigns

  • Matching Gifts Companies