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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Share the power of a wish.

two stars

74.71

2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
tel: (877) 206-9474   Web Site
EIN: 34-1471131

Board Leadership
Jeff McFarland
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Russell Betts
Vice President, COO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.71 two stars
  Financial 64.37 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. A wish helps recharge a child's fighting spirit and strengthen families.

We are *not* a last wish organization - the vast majority of our children go on to lead rich, meaningful lives. Our national Wish Impact Study found that:

- 89% of health care professionals said that a wish influences wish kids' physical health
- 74% of parents said the wish marked a turning point in their child's fight against the illness

A wish is strong and powerful medicine. That's why more and more doctors are including a wish in their treatment routines.

Make-A-Wish OKI is headquartered in Columbus, OH, with six regional offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis, and Toledo. Our chapter has granted over 14,000 wishes since we were founded in 1983. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. A wish helps recharge a child's fighting spirit and strengthen families.

We are *not* a last wish organization - the vast majority of our children go on to lead rich, meaningful lives. Our national Wish Impact Study found that:

- 89% of health care professionals said that a wish influences wish kids' physical health
- 74% of parents said the wish marked a turning point in their child's fight against the illness

A wish is strong and powerful medicine. That's why more and more doctors are including a wish in their treatment routines.

Make-A-Wish OKI is headquartered in Columbus, OH, with six regional offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis, and Toledo. Our chapter has granted over 14,000 wishes since we were founded in 1983. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child.

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Financial

one star

64.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 86.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (OH) 74.71 two stars
Cal's All Star Angel Foundation Inc. (IL) 93.31 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 93.11 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,244,221
   Federated Campaigns $107,368
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,402,533
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $150,000
Total Contributions $14,904,122
   Program Service Revenue $6,450
Total Primary Revenue $14,910,572
   Other Revenue $362,223
TOTAL REVENUE $15,272,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,722,691
   Administrative Expenses $2,205,302
   Fundraising Expenses $2,502,931
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,430,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-158,129
   
Net Assets $1,471,238

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 $10,722,691 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 74.71 two stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 76.24 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 80.28 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 82.54 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 87.25 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 89.84 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 84.21 three stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 87.04 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 79.49 two stars
2009-08 10/01/2011 89.31 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 89.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 84.89 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 84.69 three stars
2007-08 06/01/2009 85.22 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 77.22 two stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 71.89 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 79.56 two stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 80.64 three stars
2002-08 01/01/2004 93.66 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 34-1471131
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF OHIO KENTUCKY AND INDIANA INC
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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1985
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
$257,350 1.66% Douglas Kelly President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (OH) 74.71 two stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 88.12 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 86.76 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
tel: (877) 206-9474
fax: (614) 923-0560
EIN: 34-1471131

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Board Leadership

Jeff McFarland
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Russell Betts
Vice President, COO

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