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Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

three stars

83.93

811 First Avenue Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (800) 304-9474   Web Site
EIN: 91-1329433

Board Leadership
Jeff Dunn
Chair

CEO
Barry K. McConnell
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.93 three stars
  Financial 77.48 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Wishes are more than just nice. They are necessary. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with illnesses a higher chance of survival. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction; something positive to look forward to. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.

Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes. We need your help to deliver the hope and healing to every eligible child.

Your support helps wish kids rise above their illnesses. You are the key to Make-A-Wish meeting the opportunities that lie ahead. If you stand with us, every eligible child can receive the renewal of a wish experience.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Wishes are more than just nice. They are necessary. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with illnesses a higher chance of survival. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction; something positive to look forward to. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.

Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes. We need your help to deliver the hope and healing to every eligible child.

Your support helps wish kids rise above their illnesses. You are the key to Make-A-Wish meeting the opportunities that lie ahead. If you stand with us, every eligible child can receive the renewal of a wish experience.

Financial

two stars

77.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 61.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (WA) 83.93 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 86.05 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,006,332
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,722,803
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,729,135
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,729,135
   Other Revenue $116,333
TOTAL REVENUE $7,845,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,804,360
   Administrative Expenses $913,227
   Fundraising Expenses $1,135,115
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,852,702
   
Payments to Affiliates $188,989
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,007,234
   
Net Assets $1,919,886

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 $6,804,360 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 03/01/2017 83.93 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 90.97 four stars
2013-08 03/01/2015 89.63 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 86.89 three stars
2011-08 09/01/2012 81.60 three stars
2010-08 06/01/2012 81.73 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 81.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 87.62 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 83.50 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 80.02 three stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 74.89 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 70.37 two stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 72.29 two stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 63.01 one star
2002-08 11/01/2003 78.05 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 91-1329433
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF ALASKA & WASHINGTON
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 July, 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, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,586 1.98% Barry K. McConnell President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (WA) 83.93 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 93.27 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 93.77 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
811 First Avenue
Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (800) 304-9474
fax: (206) 623-5333
EIN: 91-1329433

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Board Leadership

Jeff Dunn
Chair

CEO

Barry K. McConnell
President & CEO

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