Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

Building a House of Hope in a World of Pain.

Newark, DE   |
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Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

EIN: 85-2159840


The Delaware Regional Dream Center provides community outreach to individuals by coordinating services and/or referrals that fulfill life’s basic necessities. We motivate those individuals to achieve a more fulfilled standard of living. We create, develop and sustain programs to address our communities needs.

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Mission: The Delaware Regional Dream Center collaborates with state and local nonprofits to provide community outreach to individuals by delivering resources and coordinating services and/or referrals that fulfill life’s necessities. We purposefully motivate those individuals to achieve a more fulfilled standard of living as we create, develop, and implement sustainable programs to address our community's needs. Vision: We are building a House of Hope for the hopeless so that we can help heal the hurting by bringing resources directly to individuals through Community Outreach, Hunger Relief, and Personal Restoration. Core Values: Integrity – Respect – Empowerment – Generosity – Excellence

Ruling year info


Founder / President

Reverend Chris Dito

Main address

235 Polly Drummond Hill Rd

Newark, DE 19711 USA

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Subject area info

ESL and second language acquisition

Out-of-school learning

Educational software


Community organizing

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Population served info

Children and youth




Working poor

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Restoring Hope Community Outreach Program

The Restoring Community Hope Outreach Program is a reciprocal experience in that during the exchange of resources and services from one individual to another, an atmosphere where both participants who are receiving and giving will mutually restore hope in one another. Resources and services are appointed to communities that are found through Delaware’s Department of Public Health as housing participants that are living at or below the 185% poverty rate within a seven-mile radius of the Dream Center’s current location. Data collection is taking place on our newly bought Social Solutions mobile software to conduct Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. Additionally, we will be able to tailor future community-based outreaches as we revisit the communities to deliver follow-up services that are focused on the maximum number of participants to help reduce Social Determinates of Health (SDoH), such as: Infant and Maternal Mortality, Drivers of Gaps in Chronic Disease and Life Expectancy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


Tiny Houses for Veterans 2022

Arbor Management, LLC

Affiliations & memberships

Donate Delaware 2022

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 identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.07 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17.7 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

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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Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc’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 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$17,289
As % of expenses -15.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$25,545
As % of expenses -21.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $248,595
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 60.3%
All other grants and contributions 39.6%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $110,363
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 37.5%
Professional fees 3.7%
Occupancy 31.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 24.5%
All other expenses 3.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $118,619
One month of savings $9,197
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $115,632
Total full costs (estimated) $243,448

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021
Months of cash 17.7
Months of cash and investments 17.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -14.5
Balance sheet composition info 2021
Cash $162,864
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $115,632
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 7.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 54.0%
Unrestricted net assets -$25,545
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $155,521
Total net assets $129,976

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder / President

Reverend Chris Dito

Rev. Dito's passion for community outreach has been evident in his life since 9/11, when his family and community were greatly impacted by that national tragedy. Since then, he's organized community outreaches during Hurricane Katrina, Irene and most notably-Hurricane Sandy. His heart has always been to launch a "Dream Center" whereas the entire community can come together to care for, love, help and support one another. The Pandemic of COVID19 has certainly catapulted that vision to be a reality.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Delaware Regional Dream Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Christopher Dito

Delaware Regional Dream Center

Term: 2020 - 2030

Wayne Thorp

Red Clay School District (Retired)

Nandi Randolf

Delaware Family Policy Counsel

Jennifer Morrison

Performance Physical Therapy

Ricardo Delfi

Brinks Private Security

Dave Tiberi

Donate Delaware

Bob Phillips

State of Delaware

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight

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Gender identity


Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/07/2023

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.