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Make-A-Wish Arizona

Transform lives, one wish at a time

three stars

87.19

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

Board Leadership
Matt Eddleman
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Reich
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.19 three stars
  Financial 82.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for Arizona children with critical illnesses.

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 critical illness and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral.

Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants more than 400 wishes to Arizona children and has granted more than 6,000 wishes to date (Spring 2019).

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.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for Arizona children with critical illnesses.

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 critical illness and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral.

Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants more than 400 wishes to Arizona children and has granted more than 6,000 wishes to date (Spring 2019).

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.

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Financial

three stars

82.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.3%
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) 87.19 three stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 85.20 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 87.91 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (NH) 85.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,430,847
   Federated Campaigns $169,032
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,744,193
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,344,072
   Program Service Revenue $6,000
Total Primary Revenue $7,350,072
   Other Revenue $-50,199
TOTAL REVENUE $7,299,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,381,669
   Administrative Expenses $536,060
   Fundraising Expenses $1,031,221
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,948,950
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $350,923
   
Net Assets $5,377,337

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 $5,381,669 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 09/03/2019 87.19 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 86.43 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 86.79 three stars
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)
(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
$233,175 3.35% Elizabeth Reich President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.19 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 92.03 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.75 three 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

Matt Eddleman
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Reich
President & CEO

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