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Wishing Well Foundation USA

Making the wishes of terminally ill children come true

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14.48

3000 West Esplanade Avenue Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002
tel: (504) 510-5379   Web Site
EIN: 72-1297795

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 14.48 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 32.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

32.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
5.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 83.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.84
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -60.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wishing Well Foundation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wishing Well Foundation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wishing Well Foundation USA (LA) 14.48 zero star
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59 three stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 89.30 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 87.19 three stars
Starlight Children's Foundation - Global Office (CA) 98.02 four stars

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The Wishing Well Foundation USA's single goal is to bring joy to children with life threatening illnesses by providing them with their fondest wish in life. The Wishing Well Foundation USA was founded by Elwin and Lisbeth LeBeau after comforting their friend as best they could as their friend's child's life slowly ebbed away. The Foundation hopes to provide the family of the ill child with some special memories . . .memories not of hospitals, doctors, and treatments but memories of a more carefree time; a time the child will cherish for as long as they live! The family will have fond memories of carefree days . . .the day their child was granted their fondest wish.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $0
   Federated Campaigns $703,167
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $703,167
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $703,167
   Other Revenue $25
TOTAL REVENUE $703,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,928
   Administrative Expenses $102,850
   Fundraising Expenses $599,093
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $707,871
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,679
   
Net Assets $11,648

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 14.48 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 22.45 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 16.04 zero star
2012-12 02/01/2014 16.04 zero star
2011-12 02/01/2013 20.30 zero star
2010-12 11/01/2011 17.53 zero star
2008-12 09/20/2011 53.09 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 02/01/2010 37.73 zero star
2007-12 12/17/2008 46.58 zero star
2006-12 12/01/2007 52.50 zero star
2005-12 10/01/2006 46.97 zero star
2004-12 11/01/2005 44.05 zero star
2003-12 02/01/2005 46.71 zero star

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

EIN 72-1297795
Name in IRS Master File WISHING WELL FOUNDATION USA INC
NTEE Code P58
NTEE Classification Gift Distribution
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 November, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
None reported -- Robin Withers President

The Wishing Well Foundation USA's single goal is to bring joy to children with life threatening illnesses by providing them with their fondest wish in life. The Wishing Well Foundation USA was founded by Elwin and Lisbeth LeBeau after comforting their friend as best they could as their friend's child's life slowly ebbed away. The Foundation hopes to provide the family of the ill child with some special memories . . .memories not of hospitals, doctors, and treatments but memories of a more carefree time; a time the child will cherish for as long as they live! The family will have fond memories of carefree days . . .the day their child was granted their fondest wish.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wishing Well Foundation USA (LA) 14.48 zero star
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 95.29 four stars
Make-A-Wish America (AZ) 86.51 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.49 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 92.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wishing Well Foundation USA
3000 West Esplanade Avenue
Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002
tel: (504) 510-5379
EIN: 72-1297795

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