Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish America

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

two stars

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 two stars
  Financial 69.98 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
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

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports
15,615
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

one star

69.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

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

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) 78.66 two stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 87.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 96.66 four 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 Clark
Chair

CEO

Richard K. Davis
President & CEO