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Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina

Share the Power of a Wish

three stars

86.64

1131 Harding Place Charlotte, NC 28204
tel: (704) 339-0334   Web Site
EIN: 56-1492432

Board Leadership
David Chromy
Board Chair

CEO
Amy E. Brindley-Takacs
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.64 three stars
  Financial 83.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Central and Western North Carolina Chapter was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jerry Clark in Greensboro, NC, in honor of his wife Charlotte. The chapter covers 51 counties from Alamance county west. We have never turned down the wish of an eligible child. The chapter currently grants more than 280 wishes a year.

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Central and Western North Carolina Chapter was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jerry Clark in Greensboro, NC, in honor of his wife Charlotte. The chapter covers 51 counties from Alamance county west. We have never turned down the wish of an eligible child. The chapter currently grants more than 280 wishes a year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports
340
This impact information is current as of January 2020, 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

three stars

83.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 89.18 three stars
Dream Foundation (CA) 88.76 three stars
A Kid Again (OH) 94.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,507,530
   Federated Campaigns $67,156
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,657,440
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,232,126
   Program Service Revenue $5,250
Total Primary Revenue $6,237,376
   Other Revenue $74,329
TOTAL REVENUE $6,311,705
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,662,666
   Administrative Expenses $226,003
   Fundraising Expenses $732,133
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,620,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $690,903
   
Net Assets $2,639,339

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 $4,662,666 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/20/2019 86.64 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 84.24 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 84.04 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 84.53 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 89.43 three stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 80.89 three stars
2012-08 07/01/2014 76.90 two stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 76.60 two stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 76.21 two stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 86.40 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 86.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 81.95 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 84.88 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 87.23 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 76.66 two stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 84.85 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 82.75 three 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 56-1492432
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 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 December, 1986
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,314 2.92% Amy Brindley President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina (NC) 86.64 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 86.76 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 87.31 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.25 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
tel: (704) 339-0334
fax: (704) 339-0335
EIN: 56-1492432

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Board Leadership

David Chromy
Board Chair

CEO

Amy E. Brindley-Takacs
President and CEO

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