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Make-A-Wish East Tennessee

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

two stars

74.06

6005 Century Oaks Drive Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
tel:   Web Site
EIN: 58-1799549

Board Leadership
Bill Winchester
Chair

CEO
Garrett Wagley
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.06 two stars
  Financial 63.45 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

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Financial

one star

63.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 185.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish East Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish East Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish East Tennessee (TN) 74.06 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.25 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $849,564
   Federated Campaigns $22,849
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $159,873
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,032,286
   Program Service Revenue $5,900
Total Primary Revenue $1,038,186
   Other Revenue $-26,637
TOTAL REVENUE $1,022,819
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $927,404
   Administrative Expenses $98,089
   Fundraising Expenses $156,587
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,182,080
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-159,261
   
Net Assets $-333,543

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 Program $927,404 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 03/01/2020 74.06 two 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 58-1799549
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE 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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(318) Other recreational 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 December, 1988
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
$54,117 4.57% Stephanie Wilkins Interim President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$75,000 6.34% Robert Lewis Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish East Tennessee (TN) 74.06 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
A Kid Again (OH) 96.66 four stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06 four stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee
6005 Century Oaks Drive
Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
tel:
fax: (423) 622-5531
EIN: 58-1799549

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Board Leadership

Bill Winchester
Chair

CEO

Garrett Wagley
President, CEO

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