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.

Contact Information

615 First Ave NE Ste 415
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612 767 9474

General Information

Alternative Name
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota Make-A-Wish Minnesota
Principal Staff
Jane Gould
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients
300 wishes on average


Board Chair
Andy Weiner
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

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


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $2,759,288 72.9%
Management $412,218 10.9%
Fundraising $613,595 16.2%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $1,811,371 $1,681,425 $1,757,725
Beginning of Year: $1,681,425 $1,757,725 $1,787,558
Difference: $129,946 ($76,300) ($29,833)

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