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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota

Share the power of a wish

two stars

75.80

615 First Avenue NE, #415 Minneapolis, MN 55413
tel: (612) 767-9474   Web Site
EIN: 41-1422893

Board Leadership
Brian McKnight
Chair

CEO
Mia Broos Hoagberg
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.80 two stars
  Financial 65.91 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota'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. During bleak times when these children and their families are facing surgeries, treatments, high medical bills and diminished spirits, a wish come true is often an essential ingredient to boost children's attitudes and emotional strength. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota has granted more than 3,000 wishes.

Founded in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota'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. During bleak times when these children and their families are facing surgeries, treatments, high medical bills and diminished spirits, a wish come true is often an essential ingredient to boost children's attitudes and emotional strength. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota has granted more than 3,000 wishes.

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Financial

one star

65.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota (MN) 75.80 two stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 91.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,965,060
   Federated Campaigns $11,041
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $795,571
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,771,672
   Program Service Revenue $12,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,783,672
   Other Revenue $155,339
TOTAL REVENUE $3,939,011
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,674,201
   Administrative Expenses $420,045
   Fundraising Expenses $800,065
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,894,311
   
Payments to Affiliates $128,709
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,700
   
Net Assets $1,885,475

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 $2,674,201 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 09/03/2019 75.80 two stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 75.53 two stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 79.02 two stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 85.56 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 84.29 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 85.82 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 88.85 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 86.39 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 41-1422893
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 July, 1983
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,754 5.30% Mia Hoagberg President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota (MN) 75.80 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 91.95 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 89.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota
615 First Avenue NE, #415
Minneapolis, MN 55413
tel: (612) 767-9474
fax: (612) 767-2768
EIN: 41-1422893

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Board Leadership

Brian McKnight
Chair

CEO

Mia Broos Hoagberg
President and CEO

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