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 create life-changing wishes.
Make-A-Wish® New Jersey is proud of the way it manages and safeguards the generous contributions it receives from individual donors, corporations and other organizations. We are committed to spending every donated dollar as wisely as possible and every effort is made to maximize our efficiency. Every dollar our chapter receives aids us in our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Based on audited results from FY13 to FY17, Make-A-Wish New Jersey spent an average of 79% of its revenue on wish granting and related program expenses. This percentage well exceeds the standard upheld by organizations that monitor the work of charities and we continue to find ways to do more with each dollar we receive without compromising the quality of the wishes we grant.
Our financial statements are audited by an independent accounting firm with oversight from an audit committee. Our latest audited financial statements and IRS 990 forms are available for you to view on our website.
If you have any questions about our financial policies and standards, please contact our office at 609-371-WISH (9474) and ask to speak with our Chief Financial Officer.