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About Us

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 over 7,800 wishes to date and grant over 378 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 Story

Our Story

Make-A-Wish® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions for over 3 decades.

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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.



We recruit and retain smart, passionate people. Learn more about working at Make-A-Wish® and check out open positions and internships.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.


Managing Funds

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

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
55 Hawthorne Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 982-9474