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Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

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two stars

76.79

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

Board Leadership
Brian Cannon
Chair

CEO
Betsy Biern
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.79 two stars
  Financial 67.32 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

one star

67.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,170,113
   Federated Campaigns $50,835
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,286,694
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,507,642
   Program Service Revenue $24,429
Total Primary Revenue $7,532,071
   Other Revenue $194,529
TOTAL REVENUE $7,726,600
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,371,110
   Administrative Expenses $416,978
   Fundraising Expenses $1,807,080
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,595,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-868,568
   
Net Assets $2,297,048

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$58,396 0.67% Charlotte Biern Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$277,348 3.22% Patricia Wilson Former Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area (CA) 76.79 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida (FL) 86.89 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.86 three stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.91 three stars

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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

Brian Cannon
Chair

CEO

Betsy Biern
CEO