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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Share the power of a wish

two stars

71.54

2810 North Parham Road Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
tel: (804) 217-9474   Web Site
EIN: 54-1429614

Board Leadership
Betsy Davis
Chair

CEO
Sheri Lambert
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.54 two stars
  Financial 59.87 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia has been granting wishes in the Commonwealth since August of 1987. Through fund raising and donor support, the Greater Virginia Chapter has been able to grant the wishes of over 3,400 children. Our Chapter territory covers the entire Commonwealth of Virginia except for the counties immediately surrounding Washington, D.C. We grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have life-threatening illnesses.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia has been granting wishes in the Commonwealth since August of 1987. Through fund raising and donor support, the Greater Virginia Chapter has been able to grant the wishes of over 3,400 children. Our Chapter territory covers the entire Commonwealth of Virginia except for the counties immediately surrounding Washington, D.C. We grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have life-threatening illnesses.

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Financial

one star

59.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 117.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia (VA) 71.54 two stars
A Kid Again (OH) 96.66 four stars
Give Kids The World Village (FL) 97.62 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 88.35 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 89.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,306,253
   Federated Campaigns $55,382
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $367,291
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,728,926
   Program Service Revenue $1,350
Total Primary Revenue $2,730,276
   Other Revenue $-817
TOTAL REVENUE $2,729,459
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,690,597
   Administrative Expenses $233,774
   Fundraising Expenses $388,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,313,298
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $416,161
   
Net Assets $-244,484

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 $1,690,597 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 11/01/2019 71.54 two stars
2017-08 10/01/2018 75.49 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 79.41 two stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 80.88 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 74.52 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 80.62 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 77.54 two stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 73.07 two stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 86.41 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 88.66 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 87.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 03/01/2011 85.53 three stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 69.92 one star
2007-08 08/01/2008 70.08 two stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 71.20 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 80.31 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 78.54 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 54-1429614
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER VIRGINIA
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 April, 1988
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
$175,569 7.58% Sheri Lambert President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia (VA) 71.54 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties (CA) 89.21 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia
2810 North Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
tel: (804) 217-9474
fax: (804) 217-9484
EIN: 54-1429614

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Board Leadership

Betsy Davis
Chair

CEO

Sheri Lambert
President, CEO

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