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Children's Wish Foundation International

A day to remember can help a child forget

one star

59.68

8615 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350
tel: (770) 393-9474   Web Site
EIN: 58-1642982

CEO
Linda Dozoretz
Executive Director, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 59.68 one star
  Financial 45.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, Children's Wish Foundation (CWFI) is committed to bringing joy and happiness to seriously ill children throughout the world and this dedication has created special experiences for children around the globe. Recognizing our families' needs outside of the scope of wish fulfillment, we stepped up our commitment to the children by developing hospital enrichment programs which place educational and entertainment materials in children's hospitals throughout the world as well as our Family Focus programs. To keep costs to a minimum, we operate with the efforts of a small staff and only one U.S. office, relying on a network of volunteers to act as our "hands and feet" in communities around the world. To date, CWFI has touched the lives of children in 53 countries, providing a lifetime of memories for them and their family.

Founded in 1985, Children's Wish Foundation (CWFI) is committed to bringing joy and happiness to seriously ill children throughout the world and this dedication has created special experiences for children around the globe. Recognizing our families' needs outside of the scope of wish fulfillment, we stepped up our commitment to the children by developing hospital enrichment programs which place educational and entertainment materials in children's hospitals throughout the world as well as our Family Focus programs. To keep costs to a minimum, we operate with the efforts of a small staff and only one U.S. office, relying on a network of volunteers to act as our "hands and feet" in communities around the world. To date, CWFI has touched the lives of children in 53 countries, providing a lifetime of memories for them and their family.

Financial

zero star

45.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
38.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 52.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.56
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth -25.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 82.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Wish Foundation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Wish Foundation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Wish Foundation International (GA) 59.68 one star
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.79 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.05 four stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,962,350
   Federated Campaigns $7,016
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,969,366
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,969,366
   Other Revenue $55,830
TOTAL REVENUE $3,025,196
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,032,948
   Administrative Expenses $328,928
   Fundraising Expenses $1,836,420
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,198,296
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-173,100
   
Net Assets $216,920

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
Family Services $656,883 51.1%
Children's Wishes $545,202 42.4%
Education and Public Awareness $84,317 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 59.68 one star
2018-06 10/01/2019 59.68 one star
2017-06 09/01/2018 60.79 one star
2016-06 12/01/2017 62.54 one star
2015-06 10/01/2016 62.87 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 61.91 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 62.64 one star
2013-06 02/01/2015 71.02 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 71.48 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 63.92 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 63.37 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 49.38 zero star
2009-06 08/01/2010 49.40 zero star
2008-06 12/01/2009 49.55 zero star
2007-06 10/01/2008 49.49 zero star
2006-06 07/01/2007 49.82 zero star
2005-06 10/01/2006 58.71 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 48.99 zero star
2003-06 08/01/2004 49.40 zero star
2002-06 06/01/2004 48.85 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1642982
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS WISH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,250 6.29% Linda Dozoretz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Wish Foundation International (GA) 59.68 one star
A Kid Again (OH) 96.66 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (IL) 85.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Wish Foundation International
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
tel: (770) 393-9474
fax: (770) 393-0683
EIN: 58-1642982

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CEO

Linda Dozoretz
Executive Director, Founder

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