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Make-A-Wish International

Share the power of a wish

three stars

88.10

1702 E. Highland Ave Suite 305
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (602) 230-9900   Web Site
EIN: 86-0726985

Board Leadership
Markos Tambakeras
Chair

CEO
Michael Rudolphie
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.10 three stars
  Financial 83.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities.

After the start of Make-A-Wish in the United States, interest in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions quickly spread to other nations. In 1993, Make-A-Wish International was officially formed to serve five countries outside the U.S. - and now helps to serve children outside the United States in more than 50 countries on five continents through its 41 affiliates. Make-A-Wish America grants the wishes of children in the United States through its 62 chapters. With the help of generous donors and over 40,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted approximately nearly 450,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.

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

Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities.

After the start of Make-A-Wish in the United States, interest in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions quickly spread to other nations. In 1993, Make-A-Wish International was officially formed to serve five countries outside the U.S. - and now helps to serve children outside the United States in more than 50 countries on five continents through its 41 affiliates. Make-A-Wish America grants the wishes of children in the United States through its 62 chapters. With the help of generous donors and over 40,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted approximately nearly 450,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.

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

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Financial

three stars

83.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
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) 88.10 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 93.94 four stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 89.25 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 86.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,059,401
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,059,401
   Program Service Revenue $1,573,587
Total Primary Revenue $7,632,988
   Other Revenue $15,720
TOTAL REVENUE $7,648,708
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,487,725
   Administrative Expenses $597,745
   Fundraising Expenses $535,947
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,621,417
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $27,291
   
Net Assets $2,905,282

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 $6,487,725 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 11/01/2019 88.10 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 88.80 three stars
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,455 2.89% Jon Stettner President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.10 three stars
Sunshine Foundation (PA) 86.35 three stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 91.95 four stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 88.76 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish International
1702 E. Highland Ave
Suite 305
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (602) 230-9900
fax: (602) 230-9627
TTY: (800) 965-9474
EIN: 86-0726985

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Board Leadership

Markos Tambakeras
Chair

CEO

Michael Rudolphie
President, CEO

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