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Make-A-Wish America
4742 N. 24th Street
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (800) 722-9474
fax: (602) 279-0855
EIN: 86-0481941

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P.O. Box 6062
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Board Leadership

John F. Crowley


David Williams
President & CEO

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish America

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(out of 100)
Overall 87.03 3 stars
  Financial 81.91 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 10/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Primary Revenue Growth 4.4%
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish America on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 08/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,925,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $65,925,217
   Program Service Revenue $6,823,138
Total Primary Revenue $72,748,355
   Other Revenue $4,969,056
TOTAL REVENUE $77,717,411
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $56,046,380
   Administrative Expenses $7,960,682
   Fundraising Expenses $10,995,634
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,714,715
Net Assets $44,933,604


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 08/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$503,193 0.67% David A. Williams President, CEO


Make-A-Wish America helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the organization is one of the nation's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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