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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois

Share the power of a wish

three stars

85.79

640 North LaSalle Drive Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (800) 978-9474   Web Site
EIN: 36-3422138

Board Leadership
Thomas Ellman
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Springs
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.79 three stars
  Financial 80.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, we have granted more than 13,000 wishes in Illinois. Any child in Illinois between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 (at the time of referral) with a physician-certified life-threatening illness or medical condition is eligible for a wish. Make-A-Wish Illinois is one of the largest Make-A-Wish chapters in the United States, granting approximately 700 wishes a year.

Make-A-Wish Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, we have granted more than 13,000 wishes in Illinois. Any child in Illinois between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 (at the time of referral) with a physician-certified life-threatening illness or medical condition is eligible for a wish. Make-A-Wish Illinois is one of the largest Make-A-Wish chapters in the United States, granting approximately 700 wishes a year.

Financial

three stars

80.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois 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 Foundation of Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (IL) 85.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 90.38 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 86.29 three stars
Make-A-Wish Oklahoma (OK) 85.65 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 92.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,248,130
   Federated Campaigns $24,463
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,636,637
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,909,230
   Program Service Revenue $5,400
Total Primary Revenue $11,914,630
   Other Revenue $364,794
TOTAL REVENUE $12,279,424
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $9,880,448
   Administrative Expenses $1,408,173
   Fundraising Expenses $1,951,655
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,240,276
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-960,852
   
Net Assets $11,198,679

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 $9,883,972 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 04/01/2021 85.79 three stars
2018-08 10/01/2019 80.63 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 79.43 two stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 80.72 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 81.11 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.03 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 86.17 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 84.34 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 83.54 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 78.21 two stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 77.57 two stars
2011-08 09/01/2012 75.68 two stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 86.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 85.50 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 86.41 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 75.19 two stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 79.23 two stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 81.08 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 80.76 three stars
2003-08 03/01/2005 77.31 two stars

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

EIN 36-3422138
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF ILLINOIS INC
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 January, 1987
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
$280,292 2.11% Stephanie Springs Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (IL) 85.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York (NY) 87.02 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas (MO) 87.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (800) 978-9474
fax: (312) 602-9499
EIN: 36-3422138

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Board Leadership

Thomas Ellman
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Springs
Chief Executive Officer

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