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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Share the power of a wish.

three stars

81.01

8119 Isabella Lane Suite 105A
Brentwood, TN 37027
tel: (615) 221-2200   Web Site
EIN: 62-1833327

Board Leadership
Sue Ann Hemphill
Board Chair

CEO
Beth Torres
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.01 three stars
  Financial 73.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, founded in 2000, grants 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. The Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more 1,400 local wishes. The chapter has received national awards for Performance Excellence, Outstanding Fundraising Performance and for the 2015 Infinite Wish - Alby's wish to be a pirate treasure hunter.

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, founded in 2000, grants 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. The Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more 1,400 local wishes. The chapter has received national awards for Performance Excellence, Outstanding Fundraising Performance and for the 2015 Infinite Wish - Alby's wish to be a pirate treasure hunter.

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Financial

two stars

73.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 266.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 81.01 three stars
Cal's All Star Angel Foundation Inc. (IL) 93.31 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.07 four stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,663,611
   Federated Campaigns $23,321
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $503,207
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,190,139
   Program Service Revenue $3,375
Total Primary Revenue $2,193,514
   Other Revenue $941
TOTAL REVENUE $2,194,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,380,499
   Administrative Expenses $333,068
   Fundraising Expenses $212,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,926,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-731,577
   
Net Assets $-912,399

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
Grants Wishes $2,380,499 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 81.01 three stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 80.48 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 79.25 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 79.31 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 86.35 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 83.25 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 89.22 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 85.37 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 62-1833327
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 2001
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.10% Beth Torres President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 81.01 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee
8119 Isabella Lane
Suite 105A
Brentwood, TN 37027
tel: (615) 221-2200
fax: (615) 221-2233
EIN: 62-1833327

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Board Leadership

Sue Ann Hemphill
Board Chair

CEO

Beth Torres
President & CEO

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