General Dream Application Preview

If the Dream Applicant is under hospice care, please have the hospice social worker complete a Hospice Application. The Hospice Application is processed more quickly and available online for the social worker ONLY to submit.

Please Note: We HIGHLY recommend printing out the entire application here for reference before filling out this form.

Dear Dream Applicant,

The Dream Foundation is the only national dream-granting organization for terminally ill adults with a life expectancy of one year or less. We do our very best to grant dreams for those unable to create them on their own.

We are a small nonprofit organization based in Santa Barbara, California. We receive hundreds of requests from across the country and review each dream request as quickly as possible. By working together, with people helping people, we will make every effort to make your dream come true.

Thank you,
Dream Foundation Staff


Help us to help you make your dream come true…

  • If you are under hospice care, please have your hospice representative submit a Hospice Application
  • Please read this form very carefully and follow all the instructions to complete the steps necessary to make your dream come true.
  • You will find many answers to your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
  • Incomplete applications will delay processing of the application, please submit all required information.

We regret that we are unable to grant the following types of dreams:

  • Requests for adults with chronic illnesses, unless they are in their last year of life
  • Requests from individuals living outside the United States
  • Cash
  • Surprise dreams
  • Reimbursements for completed dreams
  • Legal assistance
  • Automobiles, Lifts, Repairs and RV Rentals
  • Hunting
  • Property and home improvements and repairs
  • Funeral arrangements or posthumous requests
  • Travel outside of the United States
  • Medical treatment/supplies/equipment/transportation or dental extractions
  • Cruises
  • Any dream request deemed offensive, inappropriate or inconsistant with the values of our foundation or our corporate partners

You can fill out our application online or by downloading and mailing to our Santa Barbara Office.  If you fill out the online application, we recommend you still download and print a copy so you have all the information ready.

We cannot process any incomplete applications.  So please read our Dream FAQs and the above information before beginning the application. If you don’t file taxes, just let us know about it and if you can, provide a copy of the signature page of your most recent tax return (Form 1040) or other proof of annual income (e.g. SSI, Disability Statement or Bank Statement)

Click here to download the application.

Also, be sure to CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the medical release form that is required for Dream Foundation to begin processing your application

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For general questions in regards to the application process, please contact Bethlehem, or call (805) 564-2131 x101

For assistance with your online application, please contact or call (805) 564-2131 x107