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Make-A-Wish Mississippi

Transform live, one wish at a time.

two stars

73.35

607 Highland Colony Parkway Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
tel: (601) 366-9474   Web Site
EIN: 64-0730362

Board Leadership
Sunny Desai
Chair

CEO
Allison Tyler
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.35 two stars
  Financial 62.44 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi's mission is Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi has granted more than 1,100 wishes since its founding. For many of these children, a wish experience provides strength and hope for the future.

Founded in 1984, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi's mission is Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi has granted more than 1,100 wishes since its founding. For many of these children, a wish experience provides strength and hope for the future.

Financial

one star

62.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
67.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth -8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Mississippi on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Mississippi on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Mississippi (MS) 73.35 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MA) 88.94 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (IL) 85.79 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 92.65 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada (CA) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,469,252
   Federated Campaigns $2,895
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $710,115
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,182,262
   Program Service Revenue $729
Total Primary Revenue $2,182,991
   Other Revenue $381
TOTAL REVENUE $2,183,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,157,928
   Administrative Expenses $140,244
   Fundraising Expenses $439,801
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,737,973
   
Payments to Affiliates $87,813
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $445,399
   
Net Assets $631,072

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
Grants Wishes of Terminally Ill Children $1,157,928 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 04/01/2021 73.35 two stars
2018-08 11/01/2019 66.64 one star
2017-08 12/21/2018 71.76 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 79.43 two stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 81.91 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 87.85 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 86.01 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 81.82 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 79.81 two stars
2010-08 03/01/2012 86.36 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 84.06 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 85.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 86.38 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 80.90 three stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 80.35 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 78.06 two stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 63.90 one star
2004-08 09/01/2005 61.63 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 64-0730362
Name in IRS Master File MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF MISSISSIPPI CHARTERED
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)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 September, 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
Not compensated -- Allison Tyler President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$122,190 7.03% Brent Wilson Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Mississippi (MS) 73.35 two stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (FL) 90.50 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego (CA) 94.91 four stars
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (PA) 88.86 three stars
Dream Factory (KY) 92.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Mississippi
607 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
tel: (601) 366-9474
fax: (601) 898-3990
EIN: 64-0730362

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Board Leadership

Sunny Desai
Chair

CEO

Allison Tyler
President, CEO

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