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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York

Share the Power of a Wish

two stars

76.78

5005 Campuswood Drive Syracuse, NY 13057
tel: (800) 846-9474   Web Site
EIN: 22-2572086

Board Leadership
James R. Reed
Chair

CEO
Diane E. Kuppermann
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.78 two stars
  Financial 67.31 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in the year 1985, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York'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. In our chapter, we currently have approximately 300 volunteers and welcome other interested individuals. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted nearly 1,400 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 227,000 wishes.

Founded in the year 1985, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York'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. In our chapter, we currently have approximately 300 volunteers and welcome other interested individuals. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted nearly 1,400 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 227,000 wishes.

Financial

one star

67.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 76.78 two stars
Give Kids The World (FL) 98.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 85.42 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,371,230
   Federated Campaigns $36,092
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $309,077
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,716,399
   Program Service Revenue $600
Total Primary Revenue $1,716,999
   Other Revenue $-14,271
TOTAL REVENUE $1,702,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,147,143
   Administrative Expenses $166,322
   Fundraising Expenses $306,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,619,783
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,945
   
Net Assets $705,665

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 $1,147,143 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 06/01/2018 76.78 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 76.36 two stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 85.45 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 87.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 89.62 three stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 88.32 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 82.44 three stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 83.87 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 82.32 three stars
2010-08 10/01/2012 83.90 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 22-2572086
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK 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 (408) Community service organization
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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, 1989
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
$84,305 5.20% Diane Kuppermann President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 76.78 two stars
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 86.85 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.86 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 93.73 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
Syracuse, NY 13057
tel: (800) 846-9474
fax: (315) 475-9476
EIN: 22-2572086

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Board Leadership

James R. Reed
Chair

CEO

Diane E. Kuppermann
President, CEO

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