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About Us

Make-A-Wish®Greater Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted more than 8,000 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year.

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Our Chapter

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area serves 17 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma.

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Our People

Make-A-Wish® seeks the best people to fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every eligible child. Every person who joins us commits to this vision — and uses it as a guide in every action. Our chapter is supported by a volunteer governing Board of Directors, an Advisory Council, a Young Professional Advisory Council and a Junior Young Professional Advisory Council.

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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment and Internship Opportunities at Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area

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Managing Funds

Managing Funds

Make-A-Wish is proud of the way it manages and safeguards the generous contributions from individual donors, corporations and other organizations.

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Our Story

Our Story

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work for over 3 decades.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474