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Make-A-Wish International

Share the power of a wish

four stars

90.08

4742 North 24th Street Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (602) 230-9900   Web Site
EIN: 86-0726985

Board Leadership
Peter Economides
Chair

CEO
Jon Stettner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.08 four stars
  Financial 85.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, the mission of Make-A-Wish International is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish International serves children outside the United States in nearly 50 countries through its 39 affiliates. With the help of generous donors and over 32,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 350,000 wishes worldwide since inception.

Founded in 1993, the mission of Make-A-Wish International is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish International serves children outside the United States in nearly 50 countries through its 39 affiliates. With the help of generous donors and over 32,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 350,000 wishes worldwide since inception.

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Financial

three stars

85.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.44 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado (CO) 85.42 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 92.83 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico (NM) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,890,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,890,127
   Program Service Revenue $1,306,465
Total Primary Revenue $7,196,592
   Other Revenue $28,306
TOTAL REVENUE $7,224,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,809,929
   Administrative Expenses $632,772
   Fundraising Expenses $617,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,060,082
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $164,816
   
Net Assets $2,733,115

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
Financial and Managerial Assistance to Affiliated Organizations $5,809,929 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish International has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 90.08 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.13 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.06 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.11 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 96.79 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.91 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.09 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 95.88 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.69 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 96.01 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 98.07 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 95.58 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 95.58 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 98.24 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 86-0726985
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code P58
NTEE Classification Gift Distribution
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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, 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
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$215,253 3.04% Jon Stettner President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 90.08 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 90.66 four stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 94.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 86.75 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish International
4742 North 24th Street
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (602) 230-9900
fax: (602) 230-9627
TTY: (800) 965-9474
EIN: 86-0726985

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Board Leadership

Peter Economides
Chair

CEO

Jon Stettner
President, CEO

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