EIN 86-0481941

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of America is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Foundation performs activities which promote the development and handling of resources used to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses and supports affiliated 501(c)(3) organizations (chapters) in the administration of their wish programs.
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Program areas at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

The Foundation performs activities which promote the development and handling of resources used to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses and supports affiliated 501(c)(3) organizations (chapters) in the administration of their wish programs. The Foundation distributed $54 million in cash and in-kind to the chapters to grant wishes during the fiscal year ending august 31, 2020. As of august 31, 2020, the Foundation has 60 chartered chapters.

Grants made by Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohky and inFunding for Operations$2,745,540
Make-A-Wish IllinoisFunding for Operations$2,487,438
Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New YorkFunding for Operations$2,203,012
...and 57 more grants made totalling $48,651,914

Who funds Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$832,101
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$749,068
Charities Aid Foundation of AmericaCharitable Donation$507,003
...and 132 more grants received totalling $6,053,508

Personnel at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Elizabeth ReichPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Leslie MotterChief Operating Officer / President and Chief Executive Officer$370,877
Richard K. DavisPresident and Chief Executive Officer$485,481
Maureen MusselmanChief Financial Officer$203,077
Bipin JayarajChief Information Officer$242,640
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$82,673,769
Program services$18,906,872
Investment income and dividends$624,136
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-387,489
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$876,050
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,900,790
Total revenues$105,594,128

Form 990s for Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-07-15990View PDF
2019-082020-09-18990View PDF
2018-082019-09-14990View PDF
2017-082018-04-10990View PDF
2016-082017-07-27990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $247,927 from PayPal Giving Fund
April 14, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
April 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
December 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 47 new grant, including a grant for $832,101 from American Online Giving Foundation
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General information
1702 E Highland Ave No 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Metro area
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
Maricopa County, AZ
Website URL
(602) 279-9474
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E12: Health Care Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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