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Make-A-Wish Oregon

Share the Power of a Wish

three stars

80.17

5901 S Macadam Avenue Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
tel: (800) 934-9474   Web Site
EIN: 82-0385049

Board Leadership
Alix Dixon
Board Chair

CEO
Laila Cook
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.17 three stars
  Financial 72.12 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Oregon creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Oregon formed in 1983. The Oregon chapter has since granted more than 4,000 wishes to children in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon chapter serves children, ages 2 ½ through 17. Wish kids and their families share in a magical interlude during difficult times of treatments, financial burdens and hospital stays. Healthcare providers see the remarkable impact of a wish on a child's response to treatment.
THE IMPACT OF A WISH
- 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers & child life specialists surveyed believe the wish experience positively influences wish kids' health.
- 97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families.
- 99% of parents and reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness.

Make-A-Wish Oregon creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Oregon formed in 1983. The Oregon chapter has since granted more than 4,000 wishes to children in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon chapter serves children, ages 2 ½ through 17. Wish kids and their families share in a magical interlude during difficult times of treatments, financial burdens and hospital stays. Healthcare providers see the remarkable impact of a wish on a child's response to treatment.
THE IMPACT OF A WISH
- 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers & child life specialists surveyed believe the wish experience positively influences wish kids' health.
- 97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families.
- 99% of parents and reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness.

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Financial

two stars

72.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 79.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Oregon on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Oregon on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Oregon (OR) 80.17 three stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 89.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,443,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $542,487
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,985,901
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,985,901
   Other Revenue $23,337
TOTAL REVENUE $4,009,238
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,547,752
   Administrative Expenses $198,153
   Fundraising Expenses $610,883
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,356,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $112,101
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $652,450
   
Net Assets $570,057

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 $2,547,752 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 80.17 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 81.54 three stars
2016-08 08/01/2017 84.79 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 82.36 three stars
2015-08 09/01/2016 81.11 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.37 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 78.70 two stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 77.09 two stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 82.49 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 82.47 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 88.34 three stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 96.08 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 96.11 four stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 87.99 three stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 95.89 four stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 77.93 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 82-0385049
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF OREGON 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 June, 1984
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,500 4.00% Laila Cook CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Oregon (OR) 80.17 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville (FL) 90.06 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 89.34 three stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 94.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Oregon
5901 S Macadam Avenue
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
tel: (800) 934-9474
fax: (503) 292-9423
EIN: 82-0385049

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Board Leadership

Alix Dixon
Board Chair

CEO

Laila Cook
Chief Executive Officer

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