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Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Share the power of a wish

85.68

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

Board Leadership
Heather Morelli
Chair

CEO
Barry K. McConnell
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.68
  Financial 79.98
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

79.98

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.2%
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) 85.68
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (TX) 86.50
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59
Dream Foundation (CA) 96.66
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23

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Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes and that's just the beginning. One in five kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us. We need your help. You can help wish kids rise above their illnesses. A life-threatening diagnosis is devastating for wish kids and their families. Wishes are a way to combat that. The benefits of a wish are tangible. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with their treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction and something positive to look forward to. 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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,977,213
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,629,792
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,607,005
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,607,005
   Other Revenue $171,444
TOTAL REVENUE $7,778,449
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,909,497
   Administrative Expenses $782,288
   Fundraising Expenses $1,081,244
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,773,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $160,033
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,420
   
Net Assets $3,290,780

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 $5,933,245 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.68
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 90.97
2013-08 03/01/2015 89.63
2012-08 12/20/2013 86.89
2011-08 09/01/2012 81.60
2010-08 06/01/2012 81.73
2010-08 09/20/2011 81.07
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 87.62
2008-08 12/01/2009 83.50
2007-08 10/01/2008 80.02
2006-08 07/01/2007 74.89
2005-08 07/01/2006 70.37
2004-08 08/01/2005 72.29
2003-08 08/01/2004 63.01
2002-08 11/01/2003 78.05

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, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011
  • August, 2010

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
$166,230 2.13% Barry K. McConnell President & CEO

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes and that's just the beginning. One in five kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us. We need your help. You can help wish kids rise above their illnesses. A life-threatening diagnosis is devastating for wish kids and their families. Wishes are a way to combat that. The benefits of a wish are tangible. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with their treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction and something positive to look forward to. 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (WA) 85.68
A Kid Again (OH) 89.39
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York (NY) 92.98
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.24

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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

Heather Morelli
Chair

CEO

Barry K. McConnell
President & CEO

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