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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

three stars

89.25

771 East Winchester Murray, UT 84107
tel: (800) 262-9474   Web Site
EIN: 74-2392822

Board Leadership
Tara Thue
Board Chair

CEO
Jared Perry
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.25 three stars
  Financial 85.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish® Utah creates life-changing wishes for Utah children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.

We're on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life - a goal that is born from the idea that a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment. We are on track to grant 230 wishes to Utah children this year.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish® Utah creates life-changing wishes for Utah children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.

We're on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life - a goal that is born from the idea that a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment. We are on track to grant 230 wishes to Utah children this year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of participants engaged in programs
230
Number of volunteers
256
Program expense percentage
82
This impact information is current as of August 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

85.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.25 three stars
Starlight Children's Foundation (CA) 97.07 four stars
HopeKids (AZ) 98.23 four stars
enCourage Kids Foundation (NY) 94.64 four stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,057,391
   Federated Campaigns $15,487
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,072,878
   Program Service Revenue $3,500
Total Primary Revenue $3,076,378
   Other Revenue $21,409
TOTAL REVENUE $3,097,787
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,539,977
   Administrative Expenses $315,145
   Fundraising Expenses $280,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,135,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,069
   
Net Assets $1,738,987

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 $2,509,684 98.8%
Wish Family Support $30,293 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 89.25 three stars
2017-08 10/01/2018 92.03 four stars
2016-08 04/01/2018 93.73 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 89.59 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 91.31 four stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 84.43 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 88.13 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 80.68 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 85.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 95.05 four stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 85.91 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 79.79 two stars
2006-08 04/01/2008 80.99 three stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 89.48 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 78.26 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 74-2392822
Name in IRS Master File MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF UTAH INC
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 March, 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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,562 5.21% Jared Perry Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah (UT) 89.25 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada (NV) 89.34 three stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska (NE) 91.80 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota (SD) 86.90 three stars
Make-A-Wish Arizona (AZ) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah
771 East Winchester
Murray, UT 84107
tel: (800) 262-9474
fax: (801) 262-1294
EIN: 74-2392822

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Board Leadership

Tara Thue
Board Chair

CEO

Jared Perry
President & Chief Executive Officer

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