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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

three stars

82.41

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

Board Leadership
Bob Press
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Norman Wedderburn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.41 three stars
  Financial 75.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida has a sole mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Started in 1983 by the Plantation Junior Woman's Club, the Southern Florida chapter has grown from granting a wish every 180 days to granting a wish every 14 hours. The chapter serves children and families in 22 Florida counties in Southeast and Southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay and Suncoast regions and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is our vision to grant the wish of every medically-eligible child in our territory.

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida has a sole mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Started in 1983 by the Plantation Junior Woman's Club, the Southern Florida chapter has grown from granting a wish every 180 days to granting a wish every 14 hours. The chapter serves children and families in 22 Florida counties in Southeast and Southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay and Suncoast regions and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is our vision to grant the wish of every medically-eligible child in our territory.

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Financial

two stars

75.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 82.41 three stars
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 88.76 three stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 89.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,992,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,409,095
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,401,553
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,401,553
   Other Revenue $-1,263,817
TOTAL REVENUE $14,137,736
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,045,458
   Administrative Expenses $436,171
   Fundraising Expenses $1,852,340
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,333,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,803,767
   
Net Assets $19,336,311

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 $6,045,458 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/21/2018 82.41 three stars
2016-08 04/01/2018 84.69 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 84.25 three stars
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$308,941 3.70% Norman Wedderburn President/CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 82.41 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 88.68 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.18 three 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

Bob Press
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Norman Wedderburn
President, CEO

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