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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Share the power of a wish

78.06

1333 Broadway Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (800) 464-9474   Web Site
EIN: 94-2958481

Board Leadership
Marti Pozzi
Chair

CEO
Betsy Biern
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.06
  Financial 69.13
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We serve children between the ages of 2 1/2 - 18 who meet our guidelines without regard to race, gender, creed, socio-economic, or cultural background. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that it never has to decline a qualified wish referral nor limit the scope of a child's imagination for his/her wish due to the lack of funds. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area chapter has granted over 8,000 wishes and grants over 375 wishes per year.

Founded in 1984, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We serve children between the ages of 2 1/2 - 18 who meet our guidelines without regard to race, gender, creed, socio-economic, or cultural background. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that it never has to decline a qualified wish referral nor limit the scope of a child's imagination for his/her wish due to the lack of funds. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area chapter has granted over 8,000 wishes and grants over 375 wishes per year.

Financial

69.13

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area (CA) 78.06
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 89.54
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 87.03
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 98.08
A Kid Again (OH) 96.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,410,272
   Federated Campaigns $41,158
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $939,199
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,390,629
   Program Service Revenue $26,675
Total Primary Revenue $7,417,304
   Other Revenue $74,547
TOTAL REVENUE $7,491,851
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,315,589
   Administrative Expenses $652,013
   Fundraising Expenses $1,271,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,239,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $252,653
   
Net Assets $5,000,925

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 $5,315,589 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 03/01/2021 78.06
2018-08 12/01/2019 72.60
2017-08 05/01/2019 76.79
2016-08 03/01/2018 79.74
2015-08 03/01/2017 79.62
2014-08 09/01/2016 79.74
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.25
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 84.92
2013-08 07/01/2015 77.00
2012-08 12/20/2013 78.42
2011-08 12/01/2012 81.77
2010-08 12/23/2011 77.81
2009-08 09/20/2011 85.10
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 80.12
2008-08 12/01/2009 79.24
2007-08 10/01/2008 96.81
2006-08 08/01/2007 90.17
2005-08 10/01/2006 94.34
2004-08 01/01/2006 86.83
2003-08 09/01/2004 96.95

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2958481
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER BAY AREA
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 June, 1987
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
$245,856 3.39% Charlotte E. Biern CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area (CA) 78.06
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 88.94
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 92.78
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 85.93
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 91.13

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (800) 464-9474
fax: (415) 982-0444
EIN: 94-2958481

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Board Leadership

Marti Pozzi
Chair

CEO

Betsy Biern
CEO

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