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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada

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three stars

88.05

9950 Covington Cross Drive Las Vegas, NV 89144
tel: (702) 212-9474   Web Site
EIN: 88-0371088

Board Leadership
Tom Burns
Chairman

CEO
Caroline Ciocca
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.05 three stars
  Financial 83.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Nevada grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. We currently serve one of the fastest growing areas of the country serving the southern half of the state, encompassing the counties of Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. To date, over 1,800 wishes have been granted to children throughout the Southern Nevada region.

Founded in 1996, The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Nevada grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. We currently serve one of the fastest growing areas of the country serving the southern half of the state, encompassing the counties of Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. To date, over 1,800 wishes have been granted to children throughout the Southern Nevada region.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Net promoter score
92
Number of clients served
175
Number of volunteers
265
Number of phone calls/inquiries
158
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

three stars

83.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 88.05 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 86.89 three stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 89.25 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.80 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,919,639
   Federated Campaigns $4,413
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $558,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,482,202
   Program Service Revenue $10,350
Total Primary Revenue $2,492,552
   Other Revenue $160,338
TOTAL REVENUE $2,652,890
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,871,332
   Administrative Expenses $232,934
   Fundraising Expenses $317,607
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,421,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $231,017
   
Net Assets $1,885,475

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 $1,871,332 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/21/2018 88.05 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 86.06 three stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 82.04 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 76.71 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 82.90 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 79.35 two stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 87.64 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 88-0371088
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 December, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,924 7.09% Caroline Ciocca President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 88.05 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.80 three stars
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 85.41 three stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 88.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144
tel: (702) 212-9474
fax: (702) 367-0301
EIN: 88-0371088

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Board Leadership

Tom Burns
Chairman

CEO

Caroline Ciocca
President & CEO

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