Make-A-Wish Northeast New York 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.
As an affiliated chapter of Make-A-Wish America, the national organization supports the local chapter's wish granting efforts. The National Office provides overarching brand stewardship, policy and guideline oversight, and fundraising and outreach tools and resources to help chapters focus on granting more and better wishes every year.
- Across the nation, Make-A-Wish granted 13,950 wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions across the country – more than any prior year
- Local chapters received $43.4 million from the National Office – a record amount of support
- 78.1% of every donated dollar went to support wish-granting – exceeding program services allocation standards set by leading charity watchdog groups
Make-A-Wish America is an accredited charity under the BBB Wise Giving Alliances's Standards for Charity Accountability. This national charity monitoring organization is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau and confirms whether a nonprofit's practices related to governance, fund raising, solicitations and informational materials, and expenses meet their criteria for fair and honest dealings and ethical practices. Make-A-Wish Northeast New York also currently has a three star rating from Charity Navigator