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Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

four stars

95.27

12625 Southwest Freeway Stafford, TX 77477
tel: (281) 491-9474   Web Site
EIN: 76-0116615

Board Leadership
Matthew Acock
Chairman

CEO
Teri Andrepont
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.27 four stars
  Financial 94.03 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes.

Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana is one of 62 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. Since our chapter's inception in 1984, we have granted over 8,200 wishes, each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. A wish transforms the lives of children, their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals, and entire communities.

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes.

Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana is one of 62 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. Since our chapter's inception in 1984, we have granted over 8,200 wishes, each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. A wish transforms the lives of children, their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals, and entire communities.

Financial

four stars

94.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 95.27 four stars
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 87.05 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 86.69 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 88.23 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,729,467
   Federated Campaigns $14,456
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,743,923
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,743,923
   Other Revenue $311,555
TOTAL REVENUE $5,055,478
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,228,271
   Administrative Expenses $229,924
   Fundraising Expenses $321,170
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,779,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $71,552
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-723,887
   
Net Assets $12,643,474

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
Grant Wishes $5,228,271 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 03/01/2018 95.27 four stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 95.37 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 96.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 97.29 four stars
2014-08 12/01/2015 96.71 four stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 91.16 four stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 97.78 four stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 92.27 four stars
2010-08 02/01/2012 92.85 four 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 76-0116615
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF THE TEXAS GULF COAST AND LOUISIANA 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 (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 April, 1985
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, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$323,445 5.59% Teresa Andrepont President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 95.27 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.40 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.41 three stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
tel: (281) 491-9474
fax: (713) 543-8290
EIN: 76-0116615

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Board Leadership

Matthew Acock
Chairman

CEO

Teri Andrepont
President, CEO

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