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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

three stars

84.34

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

Board Leadership
Kenneth Stanecki
Chairman

CEO
Karen Davis
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 78.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical
illnesses. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to more than 9,000 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.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical
illnesses. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to more than 9,000 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

78.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 95.9%
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) 84.34 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.91 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 90.91 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,680,321
   Federated Campaigns $44,468
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,186,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,910,861
   Program Service Revenue $2,250
Total Primary Revenue $7,913,111
   Other Revenue $-102,710
TOTAL REVENUE $7,810,401
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,830,809
   Administrative Expenses $522,001
   Fundraising Expenses $1,269,597
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,622,407
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-812,006
   
Net Assets $190,574

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 $6,830,809 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 84.34 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 83.33 three stars
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)
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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
$176,200 2.04% Karen S. Davis President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan (MI) 84.34 three stars
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 88.84 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.75 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 92.03 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 90.52 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

Kenneth Stanecki
Chairman

CEO

Karen Davis
President, CEO

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