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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Share the power of a wish

three stars

87.31

133 Federal Street 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 367-9474   Web Site
EIN: 22-2867371

Board Leadership
Kim McCaslin
Chairman

CEO
Charlotte A. Beattie
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.31 three stars
  Financial 82.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Every year, approximately 500 Massachusetts and Rhode Island children are newly diagnosed with a serious illness and newly eligible for a wish. Our ultimate goal is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The joy began in 1987, when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island fulfilled its very first wish. Since that first inspired wish, we have served over 8,500 seriously ill children throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Rhode Island. We have grown from granting a single wish in our first year to serving over 400 children annually.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Every year, approximately 500 Massachusetts and Rhode Island children are newly diagnosed with a serious illness and newly eligible for a wish. Our ultimate goal is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The joy began in 1987, when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island fulfilled its very first wish. Since that first inspired wish, we have served over 8,500 seriously ill children throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Rhode Island. We have grown from granting a single wish in our first year to serving over 400 children annually.

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Financial

three stars

82.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.18 three stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 88.58 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,961,285
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,387,457
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,348,742
   Program Service Revenue $14,850
Total Primary Revenue $7,363,592
   Other Revenue $652,161
TOTAL REVENUE $8,015,753
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,096,447
   Administrative Expenses $1,121,305
   Fundraising Expenses $625,339
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,843,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,172,662
   
Net Assets $11,969,827

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 $5,101,358 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 11/01/2019 87.31 three stars
2017-08 11/01/2018 87.91 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 90.33 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 87.72 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.93 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 83.19 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 86.48 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 97.44 four stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 91.98 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 91.15 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 87.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.35 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 93.05 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 89.74 three stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 87.15 three stars
2005-08 10/01/2006 83.12 three stars
2004-08 11/01/2005 93.06 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 22-2867371
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1993
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
$223,358 3.26% Charlotte A. Beattie Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 93.94 four stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 89.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
133 Federal Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 367-9474
fax: (617) 367-1059
EIN: 22-2867371

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Board Leadership

Kim McCaslin
Chairman

CEO

Charlotte A. Beattie
Chief Executive Officer

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