Make-A-Wish Foundation of America


EIN: 86-0481941 | CFC Number: 11375

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Our Cause

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the U.S. and its territories, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.


Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Our Impact

  • Research shows a wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.
  • 302 wishes were granted last week because of donors like you
  • 99% of doctors say wishes help relieve a family from traumatic stress
  • 87% of alumni say their wish was a turning point in their treatment


*Ranges calculated below based on payroll deductions from 24-26 total paychecks in a year.

How Your Workplace Donations & Matching Gifts Make a Difference:

$100 - $250

Total Annual Pledge

($5 - $10 per pay period)

When you donate to Make-A-Wish® America, you’re giving children renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bringing families closer together and uniting entire communities. You can change lives.


$250 - $650

Total Annual Pledge

($15 - $25 per pay period)


$780 - $1300

Total Annual Pledge

($30 - $50 per pay period)

$1,000 may supply accessories for a bedroom makeover that brings hope, strength and joy to a wish kid.


Our Stories


Help Make-A-Wish Deliver Hope to Children with Critical Illnesses. Celebrate World Wish Day 2024 by Creating Hope.

March 7, 2024

Every year, Make-A-Wish, the organization that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, celebrates World Wish Day® on April 29, the anniversary of the wish…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

August 15, 2023

Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for…

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Child Health Day

September 21, 2022

First celebrated in 1929, Child Health Day was enacted by Congress as a day to raise awareness about the fundamental necessity for programs to protect and…

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