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Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

three stars

85.17

707 Grant Street 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (800) 676-9474   Web Site
EIN: 25-1464177

Board Leadership
Jeremy Z. Kronman
Chairman

CEO
Judith Stone
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.17 three stars
  Financial 79.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia was founded in May 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are the first chapter in the world to fulfill more than 700 wishes in one year. We have served nearly 19,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania and the entire state of West Virginia counties in our 35-year history.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia was founded in May 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are the first chapter in the world to fulfill more than 700 wishes in one year. We have served nearly 19,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania and the entire state of West Virginia counties in our 35-year history.

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Financial

two stars

79.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia (PA) 85.17 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 91.76 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 93.11 four stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 85.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,707,141
   Federated Campaigns $95,334
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $290,865
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,093,340
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,093,340
   Other Revenue $194,244
TOTAL REVENUE $9,287,584
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,419,532
   Administrative Expenses $516,402
   Fundraising Expenses $1,057,057
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,992,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $387,702
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $294,593
   
Net Assets $5,882,825

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 Program $7,419,532 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 85.17 three stars
2018-08 11/01/2019 81.80 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 78.47 two stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 79.01 two stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 81.27 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 80.91 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 02/01/2016 85.56 three stars
2014-08 12/23/2015 83.20 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 86.19 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 87.78 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 87.60 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 83.89 three stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 88.20 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 86.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 81.09 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 90.94 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 90.81 four stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 90.85 four stars
2005-08 10/01/2006 79.31 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 25-1464177
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1983
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$256,571 2.85% Judith A. Stone President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia (PA) 85.17 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 88.68 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 88.94 three stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 89.21 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 87.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia
707 Grant Street
37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (800) 676-9474
fax: (412) 471-9705
EIN: 25-1464177

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Board Leadership

Jeremy Z. Kronman
Chairman

CEO

Judith Stone
President and CEO

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