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Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

two stars

78.27

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

Board Leadership
Lauren Hudspeth
Chair

CEO
Melissa Arias
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.27 two stars
  Financial 69.42 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Right now, we could fill seven school buses with the number of children who are waiting for 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.

Right now, we could fill seven school buses with the number of children who are waiting for 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

one star

69.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 76.7%
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) 78.27 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.91 three stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 85.69 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 92.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,562,795
   Federated Campaigns $115,682
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,943,038
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,621,515
   Program Service Revenue $28,200
Total Primary Revenue $8,649,715
   Other Revenue $340,019
TOTAL REVENUE $8,989,734
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,378,662
   Administrative Expenses $976,132
   Fundraising Expenses $1,504,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,859,325
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $130,409
   
Net Assets $1,211,578

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 $6,378,662 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/21/2018 78.27 two stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 82.08 three stars
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, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,939 1.97% Barry McConnell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (WA) 78.27 two stars
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 92.33 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 88.23 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 96.87 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.80 three 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

Lauren Hudspeth
Chair

CEO

Melissa Arias
President & CEO

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