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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Share the power of a wish

three stars

87.72

One Bulfinch Place 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 367-9474   Web Site
EIN: 22-2867371

Board Leadership
Robert L. Paglia
Chairman

CEO
Charlotte A. Beattie
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.72 three stars
  Financial 82.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.72 three stars
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 88.21 three stars
Starlight Children's Foundation - Global Office (CA) 98.02 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 95.29 four stars

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages of 2½ and 18 to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. 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 4,000 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 309 children annually.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,462,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,080,023
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,542,208
   Program Service Revenue $9,600
Total Primary Revenue $5,551,808
   Other Revenue $518,018
TOTAL REVENUE $6,069,826
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,119,730
   Administrative Expenses $675,929
   Fundraising Expenses $736,143
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,531,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-461,976
   
Net Assets $8,687,196

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 $5,128,906 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$190,298 2.91% Charlotte A. Beattie Chief Executive Officer

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages of 2½ and 18 to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. 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 4,000 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 309 children annually.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.72 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.44 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 93.27 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.49 three stars
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 88.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 367-9474
fax: (617) 367-1059
EIN: 22-2867371

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Board Leadership

Robert L. Paglia
Chairman

CEO

Charlotte A. Beattie
Chief Executive Officer

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