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Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish® Kansas 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the sources of funding? 

Donations from individuals provide a significant amount of our income. Other revenue comes from outside fundraisers (external events), corporate donations, sponsorships, workplace giving, grants, memorials or tributes, bequests, and endowments. Other revenue comes from external fundraisers where groups, individuals, or organizations hold events on our behalf, and National Corporate Sponsor campaigns and promotions. Funds raised in Kansas go toward Kansas wish kids. 

How much of my donation goes to granting wishes? 

Based on our most recent independent annual audit, 81% of every dollar donated goes to our program services, which exceeds program service allocation standards set forth by leading charity watchdog groups, including the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

How much does a wish cost? 

Through in-kind donations of goods and services, the average cost of a wish that is granted by Make-A-Wish Kansas is $7,500. However, the cost per wish is as varied as the imaginations of the children we serve. 

Is there any cost to the family? 

There is no cost to the family in fulfilling a child's wish. The entire family living in the same residence (siblings under 18) is encouraged and able to participate in the wish experience whenever possible. All wish expenses are fully covered including any travel and spending money. Our aspiration is to provide the child and family with carefree and joyful memories!


Tax Information

To view our most recent tax information, please click on the following link:

Make-A-Wish Kansas IRS Form 990

The document is password protected. Please use the following password: MAWFKS2013990

Audit

To view our most recent financial audit report, please click on the following link:

Make-A-Wish Kansas Audit FY2014

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Make-A-Wish® Kansas
1144 N St. Francis
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 838-9474
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