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Make-A-Wish America

Share the power of a wish

88.65

4742 N. 24th Street Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (800) 722-9474   Web Site
EIN: 86-0481941

Board Leadership
John F. Crowley
Chairman

CEO
David Williams
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.65
  Financial 84.24
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.24

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 88.65
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (OH) 85.49
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 95.87
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 89.22
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 89.70

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 88.65
Kids Wish Network (FL) 28.59 0 stars
Give Kids The World (FL) 100.00
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08
Children's Wish Foundation International (GA) 61.91

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Make-A-Wish America helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the organization is one of the nation's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,925,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $65,925,217
   Program Service Revenue $6,823,138
Total Primary Revenue $72,748,355
   Other Revenue $4,969,056
TOTAL REVENUE $77,717,411
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $56,046,380
   Administrative Expenses $7,960,682
   Fundraising Expenses $10,995,634
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $75,002,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,714,715
   
Net Assets $44,933,604

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 $58,415,118 100.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.65
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 87.03
2013-08 11/01/2014 81.31
2012-08 09/01/2013 83.21
2011-08 08/01/2012 88.36
2010-08 12/23/2011 91.41
2010-08 09/20/2011 90.66
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 90.07
2008-08 10/01/2009 84.87
2007-08 10/01/2008 84.86
2006-08 07/01/2007 87.51
2005-08 10/01/2006 84.93
2004-08 05/01/2005 75.15
2003-08 06/01/2004 73.14
2002-08 06/09/2003 82.05
2001-08 10/15/2002 85.17

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

EIN 86-0481941
Name in IRS Master File MAKE- A- WISH FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (259) Other mutual organization
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 June, 1986
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, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011
  • August, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$503,193 0.67% David A. Williams President, CEO

Make-A-Wish America helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the organization is one of the nation's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 88.65
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 86.93
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 95.36
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 95.51

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 88.65
Kids Wish Network (FL) 28.59 0 stars
Give Kids The World (FL) 100.00
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08
Children's Wish Foundation International (GA) 61.91

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish America
4742 N. 24th Street
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (800) 722-9474
fax: (602) 279-0855
EIN: 86-0481941

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Board Leadership

John F. Crowley
Chairman

CEO

David Williams
President & CEO

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