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Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina

Share the power of a wish

two stars

77.54

225 South Pleasantburg Drive Suite C17
Greenville, SC 29607
tel: (864) 250-0702   Web Site
EIN: 57-0786119

Board Leadership
Jon Taylor
Chair

CEO
Misty Farmer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.54 two stars
  Financial 68.39 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina got its start with the first wish on November 10, 1984. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each year the South Carolina chapter grants over 180 wishes and, since the very first wish in 1984, has granted over 2,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. We have never turned down a medically qualified South Carolina child for a wish, a tradition that we proudly carry on year after year.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina got its start with the first wish on November 10, 1984. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each year the South Carolina chapter grants over 180 wishes and, since the very first wish in 1984, has granted over 2,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. We have never turned down a medically qualified South Carolina child for a wish, a tradition that we proudly carry on year after year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of children served
209
Number of volunteers
281
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
8,360
Percentage of health care professionals who believe the wish can influence the wish kids' physical health
186
Percentage of parents who believe the wish strengthened their families
200
Percentage of parents who observed an increased willingness by their child to comply with treatment protocols
168
Percentage of parents who reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness
207
Percentage of parents who observed the wish as a turning point in their children's response to treatment
155
Percentage of wish familes who observed an increase in the emotional health of their wish kids
203
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

68.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina (SC) 77.54 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 86.90 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.60 three stars
Cal's All Star Angel Foundation Inc. (IL) 93.31 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,889,731
   Federated Campaigns $7,092
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $990,761
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,887,584
   Program Service Revenue $3,900
Total Primary Revenue $3,891,484
   Other Revenue $-72,866
TOTAL REVENUE $3,818,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,618,779
   Administrative Expenses $181,039
   Fundraising Expenses $940,622
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,740,440
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $78,178
   
Net Assets $1,485,124

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 $2,618,779 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 77.54 two stars
2018-08 05/01/2020 72.25 two stars
2018-08 10/01/2019 72.19 two stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 78.99 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 81.47 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 79.50 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 86.77 three stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 84.50 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 80.86 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 81.86 three stars
2010-08 10/01/2012 83.17 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 57-0786119
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF SC 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 October, 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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,046 2.27% Misty Farmer President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$185,077 4.94% William F. Tiller Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina (SC) 77.54 two stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars
Cal's All Star Angel Foundation Inc. (IL) 93.31 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 91.24 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Suite C17
Greenville, SC 29607
tel: (864) 250-0702
fax: (864) 250-0704
EIN: 57-0786119

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Board Leadership

Jon Taylor
Chair

CEO

Misty Farmer
President, CEO

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