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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado

Share the power of a wish

three stars

83.99

7951 East Maplewood Avenue Suite 126
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
tel: (303) 750-9474   Web Site
EIN: 74-2273004

Board Leadership
Doug Askam
Board Chair

CEO
Joan Mazak
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.99 three stars
  Financial 77.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded in 1983, the chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes to eligible Colorado children. The Foundation will consider the wish of any child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who is between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 and lives anywhere in the state of Colorado. The entire family is included in the child's magical wish. The wish is a time which provides joy, respite and family healing and is a time when the focus is not on the child's illness. The magic we provide by granting a wish gets the whole family out of the hospital and offers them a time of fun and togetherness.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded in 1983, the chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes to eligible Colorado children. The Foundation will consider the wish of any child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who is between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 and lives anywhere in the state of Colorado. The entire family is included in the child's magical wish. The wish is a time which provides joy, respite and family healing and is a time when the focus is not on the child's illness. The magic we provide by granting a wish gets the whole family out of the hospital and offers them a time of fun and togetherness.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of children served
264
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 85.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 83.99 three stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 93.11 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 86.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,704,838
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $542,273
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $549,835
Total Contributions $4,796,946
   Program Service Revenue $7,950
Total Primary Revenue $4,804,896
   Other Revenue $-28,554
TOTAL REVENUE $4,776,342
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,806,130
   Administrative Expenses $489,691
   Fundraising Expenses $525,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,821,606
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,264
   
Net Assets $507,461

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 $3,806,130 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/20/2019 83.99 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 84.23 three stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 85.42 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 84.46 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 90.25 four stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 85.93 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 88.34 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 93.21 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 89.21 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 87.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 84.21 three stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 71.77 two stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 69.03 one star
2006-08 09/01/2007 85.89 three stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 81.07 three stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 75.76 two 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 74-2273004
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF COLORADO 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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 August, 1983
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,085 5.00% Joan Mazak President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 83.99 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
7951 East Maplewood Avenue
Suite 126
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
tel: (303) 750-9474
fax: (303) 755-3108
EIN: 74-2273004

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Board Leadership

Doug Askam
Board Chair

CEO

Joan Mazak
President, CEO

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