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    Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...2545 FARMERS DR STE 300
    Columbus OH 43235-2705


    Columbus OH | IRS ruling year: 1985 | EIN: 34-1471131  


    This mission of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since our founding in 1983, we've granted more than 18,000 wishes for kids across our three states! Make-A-Wish is more than wish granting, it's a global movement of transforming lives through hope. A wish experience can be a game-changer. When a wish comes true, it sparks joy and creates hope in a child, family, and community. Research shows a wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness. Now more than ever, the world needs the hope of a wish. At Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, we believe in the power of a wish come true.Every child deserves a childhood. Our mission gives a piece of it back.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 79%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    Accountability & Finance


    Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has earned a 79% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 8.10% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.60 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.17 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 16.60% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 17.20% - 5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 66.10% - 4.6/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -0.07% - 0.93/10 pts

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