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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida

Share the power of a wish

three stars

87.19

4491 South State Road Seven Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
tel: (954) 967-9474   Web Site
EIN: 59-2620322

Board Leadership
Shareef Malnik
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Norman Wedderburn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.19 three stars
  Financial 82.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 87.19 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59 three stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 91.38 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York (NY) 85.45 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana (TX) 95.37 four stars

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The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. There are 65 Make-A-Wish chapters covering the United States and 28 affiliates of Make-A-Wish Foundation International. The Southern Florida chapter was founded in 1983. The Southern Florida chapter serves children in 13 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands, Monroe, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Lee. This past year, we granted the wishes of 508 children and have granted more than 9,000 wishes in our history.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,769,459
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,897,531
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,666,990
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,666,990
   Other Revenue $-702,913
TOTAL REVENUE $8,964,077
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,485,946
   Administrative Expenses $502,223
   Fundraising Expenses $1,578,671
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,566,840
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $397,237
   
Net Assets $5,501,417

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 $6,485,946 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 03/01/2017 87.19 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 90.97 four stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 87.92 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 83.68 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 82.35 three stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 69.50 one star
2010-08 12/23/2011 80.96 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 81.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 75.72 two stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 82.27 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 61.37 one star
2006-08 06/01/2007 81.89 three stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 79.11 two stars
2004-08 06/01/2005 84.49 three stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 80.93 three stars
2002-08 02/01/2004 85.20 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 59-2620322
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA 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 (998) Unspecified
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 September, 1986
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
$267,447 3.12% Norman Wedderburn President, CEO

The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. There are 65 Make-A-Wish chapters covering the United States and 28 affiliates of Make-A-Wish Foundation International. The Southern Florida chapter was founded in 1983. The Southern Florida chapter serves children in 13 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands, Monroe, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Lee. This past year, we granted the wishes of 508 children and have granted more than 9,000 wishes in our history.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 87.19 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 93.27 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 85.42 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York (NY) 89.60 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida
4491 South State Road Seven
Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
tel: (954) 967-9474
fax: (954) 967-2468
EIN: 59-2620322

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Board Leadership

Shareef Malnik
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Norman Wedderburn
President, CEO

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