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Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego

Share the Power of a Wish

four stars

94.91

2440 Hotel Circle North Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (858) 707-9474   Web Site
EIN: 33-0039466

Board Leadership
Dick Kelley
Chair

CEO
Chris Sichel
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.91 four stars
  Financial 93.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Financial

four stars

93.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, National office and other chapters
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 94.91 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (IL) 85.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 88.94 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,225,051
   Federated Campaigns $67,684
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,375,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,667,983
   Program Service Revenue $91,750
Total Primary Revenue $5,759,733
   Other Revenue $-54,431
TOTAL REVENUE $5,705,302
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,645,713
   Administrative Expenses $533,856
   Fundraising Expenses $389,219
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,568,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $192,088
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,136,514
   
Net Assets $7,852,218

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 Grants $3,645,713 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 94.91 four stars
2018-08 12/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 96.87 four stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 93.47 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 92.83 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 92.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 94.39 four stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 92.40 four stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 90.62 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 76.86 two stars
2010-08 07/01/2012 90.17 four stars
2010-08 06/01/2012 88.99 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 33-0039466
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A WISH FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 May, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,317 5.04% Christopher J. Sichel President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 94.91 four stars
A Kid Again (OH) 96.66 four stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 85.93 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 85.95 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego
2440 Hotel Circle North
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (858) 707-9474
fax: (858) 707-9480
EIN: 33-0039466

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Board Leadership

Dick Kelley
Chair

CEO

Chris Sichel
President & CEO

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