Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish America

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

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three stars

84.09

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

Board Leadership
David M. Clark
Chairman

CEO
Richard K. Davis
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.09 three stars
  Financial 77.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports
15,000
This impact information is current as of July 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

two stars

77.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $85,850,746
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $85,850,746
   Program Service Revenue $8,212,278
Total Primary Revenue $94,063,024
   Other Revenue $4,978,675
TOTAL REVENUE $99,041,699
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $71,016,608
   Administrative Expenses $9,254,873
   Fundraising Expenses $14,422,389
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $94,693,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,347,829
   
Net Assets $47,201,102

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$585,793 0.61% David A. Williams President, CEO

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 84.09 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.19 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.86 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 85.20 three stars

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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 M. Clark
Chairman

CEO

Richard K. Davis
President & CEO