Health : Patient and Family SupportCN Advisory: High Concern
Interim President and CEO
On June 2, 2021, The Associated Press reported on the operations of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO pleads guilty to theft of funds." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Associated Press article.
On January 22, 2021, Fox 8 published an article titled, "Former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa accused of stealing money from charity, officials say." For more information, please see the Fox 8 article.
The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.
|Form 990 FYE||Date Published||Overall Score||Overall Rating|
The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).
|Name in IRS Master File||MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF IOWA INC|
|NTEE Classification||Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation|
|NTEE Type||Health - General and Rehabilitative|
|Subsection||501(c)(3) (View the list of codes)|
|Activities||(562) Other loans to individuals
|Foundation Status||Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)|
|Deductibility||Contributions are deductible|
|Affiliation||Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).|
|Group Name||[Not Applicable]|
|Ruling Date||November, 1988|
|Filing Requirement||990 (all other) or 990EZ return|
|Fiscal Year End||August|
|IRS Forms 990
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