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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish America

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

78.66

1702 E. Highland Avenue Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
tel: (602) 279-9474   Web Site
EIN: 86-0481941

Board Leadership
David Clark
Chair

CEO
Richard K. Davis
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.66
  Financial 69.98
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses." - Make-A-Wish® Mission

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses." - Make-A-Wish® Mission

Financial

69.98

Accountability & Transparency

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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 78.66
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 92.65
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 92.78
Make-A-Wish Mid-South (TN) 91.35

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $86,373,526
   Federated Campaigns $4,652
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $86,378,178
   Program Service Revenue $12,336,553
Total Primary Revenue $98,714,731
   Other Revenue $5,982,419
TOTAL REVENUE $104,697,150
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $69,752,100
   Administrative Expenses $14,246,150
   Fundraising Expenses $16,349,003
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $100,347,253
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,349,897
   
Net Assets $45,337,370

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 $72,253,270 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 78.66
2018-08 11/01/2019 81.77
2017-08 04/01/2019 84.09
2017-08 08/01/2018 82.72
2016-08 10/01/2017 87.05
2015-08 10/01/2016 86.51
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Richard Davis President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$550,384 0.54% David Williams Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 78.66
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35
Dream Factory (KY) 97.16
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.90
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 98.08

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish America
1702 E. Highland Avenue
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
tel: (602) 279-9474
fax: (602) 279-0855
EIN: 86-0481941

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Board Leadership

David Clark
Chair

CEO

Richard K. Davis
President & CEO

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