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thousands of kids.

Make-A-Wish® America is able to open up worlds to hundreds of incredible children thanks to generous contributions from individual donors, corporations and other organizations. In 2014, Make-A-Wish used approximately 79 percent of all contributions to grant wishes. We invite you to review our financial statements and feel confident that your investment in Make-A-Wish is providing the hope and joy you expect from us.

Combined Statement of Activities

National Office Statement of Activities


MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® OF AMERICA AND RELATED ENTITIES
COMBINED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
Year ended August 31, 2014

 UnrestrictedTemporarily restrictedPermanently restrictedTotal
Revenues, gains, and other support:
- Public support:
- Contributions, net of write-offs$197,274,954  $20,571,430  $1,361,899  $219,208,283 
- Grants$11,649,498  $1,766,882  $226,420  $13,642,800 
- Total public support$208,924,452  $22,338,312  $1,588,319  $232,851,083 
- Special events$54,832,872  $2,242,510  -$57,075,382 
- Less direct benefit costs to donor$(14,099,245) --$(14,099,245)
- Total special events$40,733,627  $2,242,510  -$42,976,137 
- Investment income, net$17,819,179  $3,815,498  $105,076  $21,739,753 
- Other income$2,088,600  $24,166  -$2,112,766 
- Change in value of split-interest agreements$34,578  $23,580  $151,815  $209,973 
- Net assets released from restrictions$22,286,633  $(22,286,633) --
- Total revenues, gains, and other support$291,887,069  $6,157,433  $1,845,210  $299,889,712 
Expenses:
- Program services:
- Wish granting$183,962,816  --$183,962,816 
- Chapter Support$8,577,515  --$8,577,515 
- Program-related support$5,578,592  --$5,578,592 
- Training and development$2,229,197  --$2,229,197 
- Public information$10,206,313  --$10,206,313 
- Total program services$210,554,433  --$210,554,433 
- Support services:
- Fundraising$40,924,257  --$40,924,257 
- Management and general$25,855,835  --$25,855,835 
- Total support services$66,780,092  --$66,780,092 
- Total program and support services expenses$277,334,525  --$277,334,525 
Other losses$8,900  $96,401  -$105,301 
- Total expenses and losses$277,343,425  $96,401  -$277,439,826 
- Change in net assets$14,543,644  $6,061,032  $1,845,210  $22,449,886 
Net assets, beginning of the year$135,496,982  $34,622,027  $28,524,972  $198,643,981 
Net assets, end of the year$150,040,626  $40,683,059  $30,370,182  $221,093,867 

MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® OF AMERICA
Statement of Activities – National Office Only
Year ended August 31, 2014

 UnrestrictedTemporarily restrictedPermanently restrictedTotal
Revenues, gains, and other support:
- Public support:
- Contributions, net of write-offs$74,469,119  $1,822,991  $(424,310) $75,867,800 
- Grants$5,000  --$5,000 
- Total public support$74,474,119  $1,822,991  $(424,310) $75,872,800 
- Investment income, net$3,403,723  $1,405,032  -$4,808,755 
- Chapter assessments$6,627,473  --$6,627,473 
- Other income$1,443,094  --$1,443,094 
- Net assets released from restrictions$1,807,417  $(1,807,417) --
- Total revenues, gains, and other support$87,755,826  $1,420,606  $(424,310) $88,752,122 
Expenses:
- Program services:
- Wish granting$434,443  --$434,443 
- Program-related support$58,319,132  --$58,319,132 
- Training and development$1,411,420  --$1,411,420 
- Public information$8,028,503  --$8,028,503 
- Total program services$68,193,498  --$68,193,498 
- Support services:
- Fund raising$8,642,191  --$8,642,191 
- Management and general$7,956,207  --$7,956,207 
- Total support services$16,598,398  --$16,598,398 
- Total program and support services expenses$84,791,896  --$84,791,896 
Change in value of split-interest agreements-$31,395  -$31,395 
- Total expenses and losses$84,791,896  $31,395  -$84,823,291 
- Change in net assets$2,963,930  $1,389,211  $(424,310) $3,928,831 
Net assets, beginning of the year$26,118,339  $5,865,245  $9,021,186  $41,004,770 
Net assets, end of the year$29,082,269  $7,254,456  $8,596,876  $44,933,601