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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin

Share the power of a wish

four stars

91.73

11020 W. Plank Ct. Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
tel: (262) 781-4445   Web Site
EIN: 39-1543541

Board Leadership
Patrick Walsh
Chair

CEO
Patti Gorsky
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.73 four stars
  Financial 88.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 91.73 four stars
Give Kids The World (FL) 100.00 four stars
Make-A-Wish Central California (CA) 88.30 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 91.36 four stars

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and has granted more than 5,300 wishes since that time. The chapter covers the entire state of Wisconsin with the help of two regional offices in Appleton and Madison. Last year, the chapter granted 351 Wisconsin wishes. This year alone, more than 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and currently, more than 330 Wisconsin children are in the process of having their special wishes granted. According to a National Study, a wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of them it marks a turning point in the fight against their illness.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,268,744
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,365,419
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,634,163
   Program Service Revenue $4,800
Total Primary Revenue $6,638,963
   Other Revenue $-84,570
TOTAL REVENUE $6,554,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,254,097
   Administrative Expenses $308,175
   Fundraising Expenses $994,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,556,504
   
Payments to Affiliates $220,157
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,111
   
Net Assets $8,515,947

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 $5,254,097 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 09/01/2016 91.73 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 94.67 four stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 91.58 four stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 87.03 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 95.00 four stars
2010-08 03/01/2012 97.97 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 94.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 08/01/2010 90.34 four stars
2008-08 06/01/2009 87.07 three stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 77.69 two stars
2006-08 04/01/2008 92.26 four stars
2005-08 10/01/2006 95.42 four stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 87.35 three stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 86.25 three stars
2002-08 02/01/2004 83.60 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 39-1543541
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF WISCONSIN 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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(927) Fundraising
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, 1989
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, 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
$177,037 2.70% Patti Gorsky Pollack President & CEO

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and has granted more than 5,300 wishes since that time. The chapter covers the entire state of Wisconsin with the help of two regional offices in Appleton and Madison. Last year, the chapter granted 351 Wisconsin wishes. This year alone, more than 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and currently, more than 330 Wisconsin children are in the process of having their special wishes granted. According to a National Study, a wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of them it marks a turning point in the fight against their illness.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 91.73 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 91.77 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York (NY) 89.60 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin
11020 W. Plank Ct.
Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
tel: (262) 781-4445
fax: (262) 781-3736
EIN: 39-1543541

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Board Leadership

Patrick Walsh
Chair

CEO

Patti Gorsky
President & CEO

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