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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

Share the power of a wish

two stars

77.59

3024 104th Street Urbandale, IA 50322
tel: (515) 334-2636   Web Site
EIN: 42-1310530

Board Leadership
Josh Norton
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Woodley
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.59 two stars
  Financial 69.93 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa has granted more than 1,950 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted nearly 165,000 wishes since 1980.

Founded in 1985, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa has granted more than 1,950 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted nearly 165,000 wishes since 1980.

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Financial

one star

69.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa (IA) 77.59 two stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 85.20 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 94.64 four stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 87.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,978,160
   Federated Campaigns $25,821
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,368,883
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,372,864
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,372,864
   Other Revenue $168,982
TOTAL REVENUE $3,541,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,520,431
   Administrative Expenses $295,763
   Fundraising Expenses $718,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,534,381
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,465
   
Net Assets $1,007,524

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Wish Granting Programs $2,520,431 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 77.59 two stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 83.17 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 83.69 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 81.40 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 78.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 82.01 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 83.86 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 85.37 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 86.87 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 82.21 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 84.03 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 90.58 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 90.41 four stars
2006-08 12/15/2007 75.68 two stars
2005-08 06/01/2007 89.26 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 42-1310530
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF IOWA INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,684 4.03% Chris Voggesser President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa (IA) 77.59 two stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 89.34 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
3024 104th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
tel: (515) 334-2636
fax: (515) 334-2638
EIN: 42-1310530

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Board Leadership

Josh Norton
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Woodley
President and CEO

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