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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

three stars

87.75

126 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull, CT 06611
tel: (203) 261-9044   Web Site
EIN: 22-2710919

Board Leadership
Brian Nurse
Board Chair

CEO
Pamela Keough
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.75 three stars
  Financial 82.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment
journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state currently grant nearly 250 wishes a year. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted 3,000 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment
journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state currently grant nearly 250 wishes a year. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted 3,000 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.

Financial

three stars

82.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 14.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.75 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 86.06 three stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.00 three stars
Catch-A-Dream Foundation (MS) 88.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,495,355
   Federated Campaigns $8,007
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $999,698
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,503,060
   Program Service Revenue $2,784
Total Primary Revenue $4,505,844
   Other Revenue $184,093
TOTAL REVENUE $4,689,937
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,792,535
   Administrative Expenses $225,202
   Fundraising Expenses $745,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,763,360
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-73,423
   
Net Assets $4,544,532

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 $3,792,535 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 09/01/2018 87.75 three stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 91.25 four stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 89.44 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 92.97 four stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 88.79 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 91.26 four stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 88.96 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 86.11 three stars
2010-08 10/01/2012 89.68 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 87.67 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 88.49 three stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 90.68 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 80.20 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 90.48 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 89.65 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 92.34 four stars
2003-08 07/01/2005 74.37 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 22-2710919
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF CT 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 November, 1986
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,115 4.09% Pamela Keough President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.75 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 91.60 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South (TN) 89.86 three stars
Make-A-Wish International (AZ) 88.80 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 88.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
tel: (203) 261-9044
fax: (203) 268-2168
EIN: 22-2710919

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Board Leadership

Brian Nurse
Board Chair

CEO

Pamela Keough
President & CEO

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