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Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Share the power of a wish

two stars

76.06

Suite 700 5272 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
tel: (301) 962-9474   Web Site
EIN: 52-1306075

Board Leadership
Mike Manatos
Chair

CEO
Lesli Creedon
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.06 two stars
  Financial 66.28 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Foundation serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, has fulfilled the wishes of more than 9,500 children fighting illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene's muscular dystrophy and heart disease. For a child with a critical illness, a wish experience can give back what the illness takes away. It can help children forget about being sick…remember how to be kids…laugh out loud…and inspire them to keep making plans for the future.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Foundation serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, has fulfilled the wishes of more than 9,500 children fighting illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene's muscular dystrophy and heart disease. For a child with a critical illness, a wish experience can give back what the illness takes away. It can help children forget about being sick…remember how to be kids…laugh out loud…and inspire them to keep making plans for the future.

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Financial

one star

66.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth -10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic (MD) 76.06 two stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,778,841
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,887,904
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,666,745
   Program Service Revenue $13,350
Total Primary Revenue $7,680,095
   Other Revenue $323,044
TOTAL REVENUE $8,003,139
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,700,264
   Administrative Expenses $689,548
   Fundraising Expenses $1,207,840
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,597,652
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,405,487
   
Net Assets $1,861,407

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 Grants $3,732,661 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 76.06 two stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 73.36 two stars
2016-08 12/22/2017 76.30 two stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 79.62 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 77.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 82.96 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 74.88 two stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 76.31 two stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 68.10 one star
2010-08 12/23/2011 80.37 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 80.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 74.51 two stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 91.14 four stars
2007-08 07/01/2008 83.66 three stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 93.17 four stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 85.88 three stars
2004-08 05/01/2005 89.12 three stars
2003-08 09/01/2004 78.36 two stars
2002-08 03/01/2004 98.94 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 52-1306075
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF THE MID-ATLANTIC 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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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
Not compensated -- Lesli Creedon President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$187,581 3.35% Sherry Hewitt COO, CFO
$180,220 3.21% Laura Caldwell Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic (MD) 76.06 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 88.68 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 89.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Suite 700
5272 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
tel: (301) 962-9474
fax: (301) 962-6900
EIN: 52-1306075

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Board Leadership

Mike Manatos
Chair

CEO

Lesli Creedon
President & CEO

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