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Make-A-Wish Oklahoma

Share the power of a wish.

three stars

85.65

4606 East 67th Street Suite 313
Tulsa, OK 74136
tel: (918) 492-9474   Web Site
EIN: 73-1176743

Board Leadership
Mark Landes
Board Chair

CEO
Brad Barghols
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.65 three stars
  Financial 79.94 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses." - Make-A-Wish Oklahoma®
We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 300 volunteers across the state, grant a wish every 48 hours minutes, on average, somewhere in Oklahoma. Since our inception in 1982, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma has granted more than 3,200 wishes to children in our great state; more than 170 in 2019 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, visit oklahoma.wish.org.

"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses." - Make-A-Wish Oklahoma®
We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 300 volunteers across the state, grant a wish every 48 hours minutes, on average, somewhere in Oklahoma. Since our inception in 1982, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma has granted more than 3,200 wishes to children in our great state; more than 170 in 2019 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, visit oklahoma.wish.org.

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Financial

two stars

79.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Oklahoma (OK) 85.65 three stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 92.78 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 88.68 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 87.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,790,335
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $647,067
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,437,402
   Program Service Revenue $2,250
Total Primary Revenue $2,439,652
   Other Revenue $-1,384
TOTAL REVENUE $2,438,268
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,048,315
   Administrative Expenses $245,326
   Fundraising Expenses $510,056
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,803,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-365,429
   
Net Assets $878,811

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 $2,048,315 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/23/2020 85.65 three stars
2018-08 03/01/2020 71.36 two stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 73.64 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 77.31 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 80.57 three stars
2014-08 09/01/2016 79.12 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 78.65 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 82.93 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 81.44 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 80.25 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 83.29 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 85.47 three stars
2010-08 07/01/2012 80.64 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 73-1176743
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF OKLAHOMA 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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 June, 1983
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,427 5.86% Bradley J. Barghols President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Oklahoma (OK) 85.65 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 89.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma
4606 East 67th Street
Suite 313
Tulsa, OK 74136
tel: (918) 492-9474
fax: (918) 492-9478
EIN: 73-1176743

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Board Leadership

Mark Landes
Board Chair

CEO

Brad Barghols
President & CEO

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