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Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

Share the power of a wish

four stars

91.60

1347 Perrineville Road Monroe Township, NJ 08831
tel: (800) 252-9474   Web Site
EIN: 22-2488495

Board Leadership
Francis X. Bolte
Chairman

CEO
Tom Weatherall
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.60 four stars
  Financial 88.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We have granted over 7,000 wishes since our inception in 1983. No child should ever have to endure the struggle and pain that come with battling a life-threatening illness. Giving back to these children, what their illness has taken away - laughter, strength, hope and joy, is our sole purpose at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter serves the entire state of New Jersey.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We have granted over 7,000 wishes since our inception in 1983. No child should ever have to endure the struggle and pain that come with battling a life-threatening illness. Giving back to these children, what their illness has taken away - laughter, strength, hope and joy, is our sole purpose at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter serves the entire state of New Jersey.

Financial

three stars

88.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 91.60 four stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.78 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.65 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.40 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,956,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,061,101
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,017,840
   Program Service Revenue $7,600
Total Primary Revenue $8,025,440
   Other Revenue $288,942
TOTAL REVENUE $8,314,382
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,666,624
   Administrative Expenses $615,949
   Fundraising Expenses $1,048,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,330,823
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-16,441
   
Net Assets $14,959,916

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 Programs $6,666,624 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 03/01/2018 91.60 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 90.00 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 91.55 four stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 84.41 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 91.13 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 89.27 three stars
2010-08 03/01/2012 88.07 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 86.13 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 72.28 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 64.50 one star
2008-08 04/01/2010 78.95 two stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 79.18 two stars
2006-08 12/15/2007 89.99 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 76.95 two stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 87.81 three stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 90.61 four stars
2002-08 01/01/2004 90.83 four 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 22-2488495
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATIN OF NEW JERSEY
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 (562) Other loans to individuals
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 October, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$211,000 2.53% Thomas Weatherall President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 91.60 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 93.47 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 90.52 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 86.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey
1347 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
tel: (800) 252-9474
fax: (609) 371-8919
EIN: 22-2488495

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Board Leadership

Francis X. Bolte
Chairman

CEO

Tom Weatherall
President, CEO

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