Health : Patient and Family Support

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.

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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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (WA) 83.93 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Central California (CA) 86.14 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 90.00 four stars
Give Kids The World (FL) 100.00 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