Make-A-Wish® takes very seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely. Our fundraising efforts, fiscal practices, and business operations all are designed to support a single purpose: to grant wishes that change lives.
Make-A-Wish® Connecticut is committed to stretching every dollar received to affect as many wish kids as possible. When it comes to our wish kids, we do everything possible to make sure their once-in-a-lifetime wish experience is fun, memorable and very special. Every dollar our chapter receives aids us in our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
How Your Gift Is Spent
Make-A-Wish Connecticut granted 240 wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions across the state last year and is on track to grant 250 wishes in its current year.
Over 76% of every donated dollar goes directly towards wish-granting - exceeding program services allocation standards set by leading charity watchdog groups.
80% - Program Expenses
15% - Fundraising
5% - Administration
FY2017 Financial Statement (159 KB)
FY2017 IRS Form 990 (3.9 MB)