Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota

Mission Statement

Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During FY14, Make-A-Wish Minnesota completed 259 wishes. Wishes were granted state wide to children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18. Wish Family satisfaction was rated 4.6 on a scale of 5 and overall Volunteer Satisfaction was 93%. During FY14, over $5 million was raised and $1.9 million dollars was leveraged by in-kind contributions. Outreach to new geographies across MN as well as a broader swath of children’s health providers and ethnic groups is a multi-year initiative to better identify under-served eligible wish children.
Current Goals GOAL: Establish a balanced fundraising program that secures $4,808,923 (reflecting a 12.1% increase over FY14 budget) in revenue for FY15. This includes in-kind giving. GOAL: Engage new populations The overarching outcome of this category is to reach out to more diverse ethnic communities, diverse medical diagnosis and greater geographic areas around the state. This includes greater outreach to volunteers, wish children, and donors. For FY15, we are focused on our continued development to the SE Minnesota Region and the development of the St. Cloud area community as well as Duluth. We also will continue recruitment of outstate volunteers. GOAL: Create appropriate structure for wish fulfillment and fundraising to deliver high quality experiences GOAL: Adopt holistic and integrated strategy to achieve long range aspirations.
Community or Constituency Served Children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 years old
Geographic Area Served State of Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,759,288
72.9%
Management
$412,218
10.9%
Fundraising
$613,595
16.2%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2014
$1,811,371
$1,681,425
$129,946
2013
$1,681,425
$1,757,725
($76,300)
2012
$1,757,725
$1,787,558
($29,833)
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Address:
615 First Ave NE Ste 415
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612 767 9474
Website: www.mn.wish.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota Make-A-Wish Minnesota
EIN: 41-1422893
Principal Staff: Jane Gould
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 22
Volunteers: 702
Number of Clients: 300 wishes on average

Board

Board Chair: Andy Weiner
Number of Board Members: 32
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 21.5

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