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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley

Transform lives one wish at a time

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three stars

85.20

5 Valley SQ Suite 210 Blue Bell, PA 19422
tel: (215) 654-9355   Web Site
EIN: 22-2755963

Board Leadership
Andrew F. Smith
Chair

CEO
Dennis J. Heron
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.20 three stars
  Financial 79.96 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Children over the age of 2½, and under the age of 18, must be referred to Make-A-Wish and determined to be medically eligible for a wish by their physician. The child's treating physician makes the final determination of whether a child's medical condition qualifies him or her for a wish. All wish expenses are fully covered, including any travel and spending money when appropriate. Our objective is to create a memorable wish experience for both the child and family that is not clouded by financial considerations.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Children over the age of 2½, and under the age of 18, must be referred to Make-A-Wish and determined to be medically eligible for a wish by their physician. The child's treating physician makes the final determination of whether a child's medical condition qualifies him or her for a wish. All wish expenses are fully covered, including any travel and spending money when appropriate. Our objective is to create a memorable wish experience for both the child and family that is not clouded by financial considerations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of Wishes Granted in our chapter territory.
331
Cash/In-Kind ratio for Direct Wish Expenses
43
Average Cash Cost of a Wish
6,736
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 85.20 three stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.38 four stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 88.58 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 90.47 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 96.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,083,245
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $555,039
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,638,284
   Program Service Revenue $4,100
Total Primary Revenue $5,642,384
   Other Revenue $46,855
TOTAL REVENUE $5,689,239
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,820,123
   Administrative Expenses $519,507
   Fundraising Expenses $395,516
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,735,146
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,907
   
Net Assets $1,081,720

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 Grants $4,820,123 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 03/01/2019 85.20 three stars
2016-08 10/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 88.40 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 86.05 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.52 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 89.69 three stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 87.08 three stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 85.42 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 88.71 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 86.01 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 97.18 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 97.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 96.23 four stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 98.66 four stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 95.34 four stars
2006-08 05/01/2008 96.18 four stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 95.89 four stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 96.03 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 22-2755963
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF PHILADELPHIA DELWARE & SUS VALLEY
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 December, 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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$182,663 3.18% Dennis J. Heron President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 85.20 three stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 88.76 three stars
The Rainbow Connection (MI) 96.66 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
5 Valley SQ Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA 19422
tel: (215) 654-9355
fax: (215) 654-9346
EIN: 22-2755963

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Board Leadership

Andrew F. Smith
Chair

CEO

Dennis J. Heron
President & CEO

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