Dreams Built Here

Roswell, GA   |

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EIN: 45-4773997


Sunshine on a Ranney Day is a nonprofit organization that renovates homes for children with special needs using top of the line construction and design. Through partnerships and donors we provide no cost wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms and in-home therapy rooms.

Notes from the nonprofit

In 2020, Sunshine on a Ranney Day founders Peter and Holly Ranney recognized the need to internally offset some of the operating costs of the charity, and in November 2020 opened Sunny and Ranney in Roswell, GA. The store, selling designer home furnishings and decor, exceeded revenue expectations by 33% in 2021 and grew again by 140% in 2022. Due to this success, a second store, Partly Sunny, opened in September 2023, offering a treasure hunt home goods feel. Together, the stores now cover all operational overhead, i.e. rent, utilities, etc, and all of the profits from both stores funnel directly back to Sunshine on a Ranney Day to help offset the salaries of the charity employees.

Ruling year info



Holly Ranney

Executive Director

Joe Lane

Main address

109b Oak Street

Roswell, GA 30075 USA

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Subject area info



Housing for people with disabilities

Home accessibility

Home repairs

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Population served info

Children and youth

People with disabilities

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (L19)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families of children with special needs are overwhelmed with medical costs and daily care in a house that is not suitable for the child's needs. Families are unsure where to begin with an ADA home modification.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dream Room Makeovers

Sunshine on a Ranney Day is a nonprofit organization that renovates homes for children with special needs using top of the line construction and design. Through partnerships and donors we provide no cost wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms and in-home therapy rooms.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


Local, Regional and National Contractor of the Year Awards 2023

National Association of Remodelers Industry (NARI

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of consulting projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Dream Room Makeovers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Each year Sunshine on a Ranney Day increases the amount of home makeovers completed for children with long-term illness. Our goal is to increase the funding raised, so we can increase the amount of children we help. In the next 2 years we plan to expand out and have other branches in other state.

We just opened an office space which is now our command center. We will utilize our volunteers more to help plan our makeovers more in advance. This will allow us time to work on having product and services donated. We plan to increase our designers by targeting design firms in Atlanta and construction companies to help. We are looking to gain larger sponsors to help cover expenses toward product and services.

Sunshine on a Ranney Day focuses on using high quality design and ADA expertise. We have the capability to increase our projects by obtaining larger sponsors.

We have increased our board of directors. We have increased our amount of projects. We have increased our marketing outreach and social media. We are working on a SOARD handbook with all standards and structure, as well as a strategic plan.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Audit and 990 2017 SOARD 2017 Audited Financials.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.68 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SUNSHINE ON A RANNEY DAY’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$57,337 $83,404 -$30,146 $423,120 $54,207
As % of expenses -5.1% 6.0% -2.7% 32.9% 2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$73,139 $69,348 -$49,008 $366,128 -$15,672
As % of expenses -6.4% 5.0% -4.4% 27.2% -0.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,067,737 $1,457,086 $1,073,962 $1,710,820 $2,221,625
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.4% 36.5% -26.3% 59.3% 29.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 94.4% 69.2% 74.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 30.8% 26.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,125,075 $1,378,815 $1,104,108 $1,287,700 $2,167,418
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.8% 22.6% -19.9% 16.6% 68.3%
Personnel 32.3% 28.4% 38.6% 37.8% 31.7%
Professional fees 1.1% 3.8% 5.9% 3.6% 2.2%
Occupancy 2.2% 1.5% 2.9% 9.7% 9.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 64.4% 66.4% 52.5% 48.7% 56.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,140,877 $1,392,871 $1,122,970 $1,344,692 $2,237,297
One month of savings $93,756 $114,901 $92,009 $107,308 $180,618
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $25,600 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $239,141 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,234,633 $1,507,772 $1,454,120 $1,477,600 $2,417,915

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.9 2.6 2.0 4.6 2.6
Months of cash and investments 2.9 2.6 2.0 4.6 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.8 3.0 0.8 4.1 2.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $268,285 $301,114 $182,619 $490,893 $468,718
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $57,980 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $100,674 $100,674 $339,815 $395,301 $410,504
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.5% 85.5% 30.9% 41.0% 44.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.3% 4.6% 29.8% 12.1% 47.1%
Unrestricted net assets $289,698 $359,046 $310,038 $676,166 $660,494
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $289,698 $359,046 $310,038 $676,166 $660,494

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.


Holly Ranney

Holly has been involved with the furniture industry, as a buyer for kid's furniture, since graduating from High Point University. She has always loved interior design, especially designing children's rooms. For years, she would dream of a way to combine her experience and access within the industry to benefit children in need. This dream was re-awakened every time she heard about kids and families in need of a comfortable bed, a spacious dresser, a fresh coat of paint on the walls. She soon learned that families managing a child's long-term illness often consider the look and feel of their living space last on their list of priorities. First and foremost, they want their kids to be well!

Executive Director

Joe Lane

Joe spent 17 years in the furniture industry, holding various leadership roles within the organization. He supported Sunshine on a Ranney Day, as well as other nonprofits in the Atlanta area, via a partnership with Family2Family, a community outreach program through WSB TV. In 2021, Joe was hired to take the role of Executive Director to help support and navigate the growth of the organization as it was exiting the Covid era.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 06/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Paul Nielsen

Trident Construction

Paul Nielsen

Trident Construction Group, VP Operations

Alex Paulson

Randall Paulson Architects, President

Traci Messier

US Soccer Federation, Director Corporate Communications

Jennifer Crosby

Crosby Design Group, President/CEO

Travis Couick

STAG Partners, President

Dr. Stephen Timme

Finlistics Solutions, President

Thomas Wilson

Bradyware & Company, CPA

Dana Gurela

Deep Roots Wine Market, Owner

Carlos Ramirez

Baker Paint, President

Scott Wierson

Real Floors Commercial, CEO

Heather Catlin

Chick-Fil-A, Senior Media Adviser

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/5/2024

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Race & ethnicity
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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/05/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.