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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Share the power of a wish

two stars

70.65

11390 Olympic Blvd Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
tel: (310) 788-9474   Web Site
EIN: 95-4107024

Board Leadership
Tricia Justice
Chair

CEO
Mike Kallhoff
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.65 two stars
  Financial 58.61 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

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Financial

one star

58.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 115.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 70.65 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 91.24 four stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.18 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,450,722
   Federated Campaigns $8,456
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $975,694
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,434,872
   Program Service Revenue $99,500
Total Primary Revenue $6,534,372
   Other Revenue $76,392
TOTAL REVENUE $6,610,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,248,520
   Administrative Expenses $402,348
   Fundraising Expenses $920,034
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,570,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,039,862
   
Net Assets $-473,172

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 Programs $4,248,520 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 70.65 two stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 73.82 two stars
2016-08 07/01/2018 71.93 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 71.58 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 78.07 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.44 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 83.95 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 75.52 two stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 85.44 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 76.44 two stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 79.42 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 79.79 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 72.29 two stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 89.44 three stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 78.70 two stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 83.81 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 88.98 three stars
2004-08 10/01/2005 93.14 four stars
2003-08 03/01/2005 93.13 four stars
2002-08 01/01/2004 93.05 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 95-4107024
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
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 (319) Other social activities
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 May, 1984
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 -- Michael K. Kallhoff President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$226,933 4.07% Neal Aton Former President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 70.65 two stars
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 93.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
11390 Olympic Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
tel: (310) 788-9474
fax: (310) 785-9474
EIN: 95-4107024

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Board Leadership

Tricia Justice
Chair

CEO

Mike Kallhoff
President & CEO

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