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Chris Greicius was a 7-year-old boy battling leukemia. In 1980, his Phoenix community came together to make his wish come true; on April 29th Chris’ wish to be a police officer came true.
At the time, many more children like Chris needed help. Make-A-Wish was founded 43 years ago, with $37.76 — the total amount the cofounders had that day when they emptied their pockets. Today, you can give $37.76 USD to commemorate little Chris Greicius and continue giving joy to children with critical illnesses around the world.
Make-A-Wish Foundation ® International is an Arizona nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Identification Number (EIN): 86-0726985
How much does a wish cost to grant?
What are your sources of funding?
Make-A-Wish International and its affiliates receive financial support from a number of sources. Contributions come from individuals, corporations, and private and foundation grants. Make-A-Wish also relies on in-kind contributions as well which help to lessen the cost of goods and services.
How much of my donation funds wishes?
Make-A-Wish International is proud of the manner in which it manages the generous donations of its supporters. In 2021, more than 65% of the funds raised by Make-A-Wish are used to fulfill our mission. Visit our Financial Information section to see more of our exceptional donor stewardship.
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