Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish America

Share the power of a wish

three stars

87.05

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

Board Leadership
Drew Lawton
Chairman

CEO
David Williams
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.05 three stars
  Financial 81.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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®.

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®.

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Financial

three stars

81.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
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 $79,624,407
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $79,624,407
   Program Service Revenue $8,593,199
Total Primary Revenue $88,217,606
   Other Revenue $6,460,355
TOTAL REVENUE $94,677,961
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $67,350,931
   Administrative Expenses $9,609,212
   Fundraising Expenses $13,297,345
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $90,257,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,420,473
   
Net Assets $42,028,913

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$590,087 0.65% David A. Williams President, CEO

Mission

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®.

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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

Drew Lawton
Chairman

CEO

David Williams
President & CEO