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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York

Share the Power of a Wish

76.15

5005 Campuswood Drive Syracuse, NY 13057
tel: (315) 475-9474   Web Site
EIN: 22-2572086

Board Leadership
Lisa A. White
Chair

CEO
Diane E. Kuppermann
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.15
  Financial 66.52
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

66.52

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
64.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 76.15
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 89.54
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 97.76
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $925,579
   Federated Campaigns $13,821
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $348,386
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,287,786
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,287,786
   Other Revenue $-4,836
TOTAL REVENUE $1,282,950
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $689,516
   Administrative Expenses $213,099
   Fundraising Expenses $354,120
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,256,735
   
Payments to Affiliates $115,174
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,215
   
Net Assets $1,241,937

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 $689,516 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 04/01/2022 76.15
2019-08 04/01/2021 81.03
2018-08 02/01/2020 75.87
2017-08 02/01/2019 74.64
2016-08 06/01/2018 76.78
2016-08 03/01/2018 76.36
2015-08 12/01/2016 85.45
2014-08 06/01/2016 87.15
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 89.62
2013-08 12/22/2014 88.32
2012-08 11/01/2013 82.44
2011-08 12/01/2012 83.87
2011-08 11/06/2012 82.32
2010-08 10/01/2012 83.90

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)
(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
$95,558 7.60% Diane E. Kupperman President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 76.15
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 89.39
Dream Factory (KY) 97.16
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 94.91
A Kid Again (OH) 96.46

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Lisa A. White
Chair

CEO

Diane E. Kuppermann
President & CEO

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