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Make-A-Wish Arizona

Share the power of a wish

three stars

86.75

2901 N. 78th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
tel: (800) 324-9474   Web Site
EIN: 86-0409636

Board Leadership
Jennifer Moser
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Reich
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.75 three stars
  Financial 81.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 86.75 three stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 94.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 92.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (TX) 86.71 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.59 three stars

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Make-A-Wish® Arizona grants the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding Make-A-Wish® chapter, starting in Phoenix in 1980 with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. From these humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish was born.

Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed by their doctor or medical physician as having a life-threatening medical condition and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral.

Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants approximately 350 wishes to Arizona children and has granted almost 5,000 wishes to date (Spring 2015).

Make-A-Wish Arizona's vision is to grant the wish of every eligible Arizona child. Studies have shown that wishes help children feel stronger, happier, and more willing to battle their illness.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,819,514
   Federated Campaigns $173,474
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $870,784
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,863,772
   Program Service Revenue $10,426
Total Primary Revenue $7,874,198
   Other Revenue $5,226
TOTAL REVENUE $7,879,424
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,173,202
   Administrative Expenses $751,211
   Fundraising Expenses $1,028,685
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,953,098
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,926,326
   
Net Assets $5,373,603

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
Granting Wishes $4,173,202 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 02/01/2017 86.75 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 90.66 four stars
2014-08 12/01/2015 89.65 three stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 87.64 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 87.11 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 80.30 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2013 88.56 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 89.43 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 89.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.28 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 88.02 three stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 65.47 one star
2006-08 12/01/2007 74.28 two stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 87.02 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2006 87.11 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 86-0409636
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA 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 (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 September, 1981
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
$214,330 3.60% Elizabeth Reich President, CEO

Make-A-Wish® Arizona grants the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding Make-A-Wish® chapter, starting in Phoenix in 1980 with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. From these humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish was born.

Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed by their doctor or medical physician as having a life-threatening medical condition and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral.

Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants approximately 350 wishes to Arizona children and has granted almost 5,000 wishes to date (Spring 2015).

Make-A-Wish Arizona's vision is to grant the wish of every eligible Arizona child. Studies have shown that wishes help children feel stronger, happier, and more willing to battle their illness.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 86.75 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 92.83 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota (MN) 85.56 three stars
Children's Cancer Association (OR) 88.21 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 95.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Arizona
2901 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
tel: (800) 324-9474
fax: (602) 395-0722
EIN: 86-0409636

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Moser
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Reich
President & CEO

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