Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

Fargo, ND   |  northdakota.wish.org/

Mission

The Make-A-Wish Foundation creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Foundation believes that the fulfillment of a wish creates a magical moment for children, families, and everyone involved in a wish. When a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation. Therefore, it is the Foundation's vision that people everywhere will share the power of a wish and transform lives, one wish at a time.

Ruling year info

1987

President and CEO

Billi Jo Zielinski

Main address

4143 26th Avenue South Suite 104

Fargo, ND 58104 USA

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EIN

45-0393770

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Pediatrics (G98)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year it is estimated that 50 North Dakota children are diagnosed with a critical illness qualifying them for our program. Please help us reach every one of them. Our foundation has experienced tremendous growth in wishes granted since the chapter’s inception. Collectively, we granted 48 wishes in fiscal year 2017 (September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017) and we are on our way to granting more this fiscal year of 2018 (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018). A wish come true in a community becomes a ripple effect, creating more awareness and hopefully helping us realize our vision of reaching every eligible child.

Our programs

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Wish Granting

We create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We serve children between the ages of 2 1/2 to 18 years of age upon referral who are deemed eligible by medical professionals. When a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The ability to grant every eligible child's wish.

To achieve our goal of granting every eligible child's wish, our organization will ensure that our donors are cared for, thanked, and acknowledged in a personal timely fashion. High quality donor care is extremely important to maintain a relationship for future contributions from donors who see our mission as meaningful and heart felt. The provision of quality donor care will also maintain our organizations financial security to maintain operations enabling Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota to grant the wishes of every eligible child.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota practices great care in the use of the dollars entrusted in us. We are highly conscious of our expenses and investments and strive to only spend these gifts in areas of improvement of the organizations mission. Our mission is our focus and the forefront of every decision made regarding any financial expenditure.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota has not accomplished a 100% referral rate. Which means that there are eligible children within the state who have never been referred to the organization.

Financials

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Operations

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota

Board of directors
as of 07/12/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Angela Lord


Board co-chair

Bruce Vold

Joshua Herbold