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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

Share the power of a wish

three stars

82.78

7600 Grand River Avenue Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
tel: (800) 622-9474   Web Site
EIN: 38-2505812

Board Leadership
Rob Casalou
Chairman

CEO
Karen Davis
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.78 three stars
  Financial 75.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to more than 8,000 children. Wishes provide a respite for our wish kids and their families as they bravely face their health challenges. The majority of wishes fall into one of four categories: I wish to go, I wish to have, I wish to be and I wish to meet. Each eligible child must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years and live in Michigan. All wish requests are considered without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, financial status, or religious preference.

Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to more than 8,000 children. Wishes provide a respite for our wish kids and their families as they bravely face their health challenges. The majority of wishes fall into one of four categories: I wish to go, I wish to have, I wish to be and I wish to meet. Each eligible child must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years and live in Michigan. All wish requests are considered without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, financial status, or religious preference.

Financial

two stars

75.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan (MI) 82.78 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 85.45 three stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 93.77 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.44 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,437,451
   Federated Campaigns $25,549
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,624,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,087,911
   Program Service Revenue $1,800
Total Primary Revenue $7,089,711
   Other Revenue $86,124
TOTAL REVENUE $7,175,835
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,702,607
   Administrative Expenses $499,135
   Fundraising Expenses $855,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,057,079
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $118,756
   
Net Assets $1,699,937

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 $5,702,607 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 11/01/2016 82.78 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 02/01/2016 80.89 three stars
2014-08 12/01/2015 80.37 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 94.55 four stars
2012-08 04/01/2014 79.46 two stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 79.13 two stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 84.18 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 88.10 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 90.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 88.17 three stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 90.68 four stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 83.82 three stars
2006-08 06/01/2008 66.87 one star
2005-08 11/01/2006 76.32 two stars
2004-08 07/01/2005 75.15 two stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 85.60 three stars
2002-08 02/01/2004 85.18 three 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 38-2505812
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
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 January, 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, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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
$146,328 2.07% Karen S. Davis President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan (MI) 82.78 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.49 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 95.37 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 90.66 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue
Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
tel: (800) 622-9474
fax: (734) 994-8025
EIN: 38-2505812

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Board Leadership

Rob Casalou
Chairman

CEO

Karen Davis
President, CEO

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