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Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

four stars

94.62

11836 Arbor Street Omaha, NE 68144
tel: (800) 760-9474   Web Site
EIN: 47-0671096

Board Leadership
Bob Sindelar
Chairman

CEO
Brigette Young
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.62 four stars
  Financial 95.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child. Wishes matter. A wish is not a fleeting gift - it's a carefully planned journey, designed to complement a child's medical treatment, and give them the hope, strength and joy they need to fight their illness. Make-A-Wish Nebraska has granted over 2,550 wishes to children in the state of Nebraska since 1983.

Our mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child. Wishes matter. A wish is not a fleeting gift - it's a carefully planned journey, designed to complement a child's medical treatment, and give them the hope, strength and joy they need to fight their illness. Make-A-Wish Nebraska has granted over 2,550 wishes to children in the state of Nebraska since 1983.

Financial

four stars

95.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.33
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars
Children's Dream Fund (FL) 90.64 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 90.91 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.91 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY (NY) 90.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,227,920
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $75,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,303,270
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,303,270
   Other Revenue $779,323
TOTAL REVENUE $3,082,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,246,452
   Administrative Expenses $188,816
   Fundraising Expenses $273,559
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,708,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $373,766
   
Net Assets $6,172,483

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 $2,246,452 100.0%

Ratings History
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 94.62 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 95.29 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 95.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 95.63 four stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 97.55 four stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 90.04 four stars
2011-08 09/01/2012 91.16 four stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 89.86 three stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 93.12 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 94.91 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 98.32 four stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 98.41 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 93.14 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 92.54 four stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 97.97 four stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 94.82 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 47-0671096
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH OF NEBRASKA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 January, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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
$115,860 4.27% Brigette Young President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 94.62 four stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.78 four stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 90.52 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.91 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 86.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska
11836 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144
tel: (800) 760-9474
fax: (402) 333-8228
EIN: 47-0671096

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Board Leadership

Bob Sindelar
Chairman

CEO

Brigette Young
President, CEO

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