Granting Wishes, Giving Hope, Creating Memories

aka Wish Granters   |   Boise, ID   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 80-0619827


Wish Granters mission is to improve the quality of life of terminally ill adults in Idaho and their primary care givers by granting them wishes, and by supporting projects in the local community, thereby providing opportunities for these adults and their loved ones to have positive life experiences.

Notes from the nonprofit

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. Your help enables us to continue granting wishes and making an impact on people's lives. We feel truly blessed to be able to do what we do.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Board of Directors

Main address

2208 E Summersweet Dr #170281

Boise, ID 83716 USA

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Formerly known as

Doug Raper



Subject area info

Hospice care

Population served info


People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Hospice (P74)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


Granting wishes to terminally ill adults

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This is an average of how many people were impacted each month by the wishes that we granted.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 4.07 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0.5 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WISH GRANTERS INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $20,563
As % of expenses 15.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $20,563
As % of expenses 15.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $147,232
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 136.6%
Other revenue -36.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $129,623
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 19.2%
Professional fees 0.1%
Occupancy 3.2%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 77.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015
Total expenses (after depreciation) $129,623
One month of savings $10,802
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $140,425

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015
Months of cash 4.2
Months of cash and investments 4.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.1
Balance sheet composition info 2015
Cash $45,859
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.1%
Unrestricted net assets $44,450
Temporarily restricted net assets $0
Permanently restricted net assets $0
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $44,450

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015
Material data errors No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Board of Directors

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Kristin Jackson

Board co-chair

Amanda Rose

Jim Paulson

Sharon Cupp

Debbie Marshall

Doug Raper

Elizabeth Fisher

Danielle Maxwell

Donna Weglewski

Sarah Brown

Lew Holmes

Laurie McMackin

Sean Lambert

Kennette McWilliams

Bonnie Raper

Grace Ocker

Cherie Coonce

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.