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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

Share the power of a wish

three stars

88.12

2800 Club Center Drive Sacramento, CA 95835
tel: (916) 437-0206   Web Site
EIN: 68-0027351

Board Leadership
Sean M. Mullin
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Stolo
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.12 three stars
  Financial 83.48 three stars
  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.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada's mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983. Since that time, the chapter has granted more than 3,800 wishes. The Foundation makes a tangible difference in the life of a child and a family by fulfilling one special, heartfelt wish for the child and involving the entire family. The once-in-a-lifetime wish experience strengthens the child's resilience and will to fight the illness, and brings the family together once again in the midst of hospitalizations and treatment schedules, pain, confusion and fear accompanying a life-threatening medical condition. The organization works with hundreds of volunteers who help discover and grant the one true wish of the child. These volunteers' lives are transformed by the wish-granting experience.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada's mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983. Since that time, the chapter has granted more than 3,800 wishes. The Foundation makes a tangible difference in the life of a child and a family by fulfilling one special, heartfelt wish for the child and involving the entire family. The once-in-a-lifetime wish experience strengthens the child's resilience and will to fight the illness, and brings the family together once again in the midst of hospitalizations and treatment schedules, pain, confusion and fear accompanying a life-threatening medical condition. The organization works with hundreds of volunteers who help discover and grant the one true wish of the child. These volunteers' lives are transformed by the wish-granting experience.

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Financial

three stars

83.48

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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 91.24 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,260,401
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $818,703
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,079,104
   Program Service Revenue $48,750
Total Primary Revenue $5,127,854
   Other Revenue $84,368
TOTAL REVENUE $5,212,222
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,445,657
   Administrative Expenses $282,962
   Fundraising Expenses $815,832
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,544,451
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-332,229
   
Net Assets $5,678,487

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 $4,445,657 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 88.12 three stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 87.91 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 87.65 three stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 87.49 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 87.39 three stars
2013-08 05/01/2015 84.48 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 81.25 three stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 78.56 two stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 83.13 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 66.45 one star
2008-08 12/01/2009 77.56 two stars
2007-08 02/01/2009 91.51 four stars
2006-08 10/01/2007 87.40 three stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 90.15 four stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 88.48 three 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 68-0027351
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH NORTHEASTERN & CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND NORTHERN NEVADA
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 July, 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
$208,919 3.76% Jennifer Stolo President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 91.24 four stars
Cal's All Star Angel Foundation Inc. (IL) 93.31 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
tel: (916) 437-0206
fax: (916) 515-0649
EIN: 68-0027351

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Board Leadership

Sean M. Mullin
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Stolo
President & CEO

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