Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area thanks all of our individual and corporate donors, our event sponsors and our in-kind contributors. Each of these donations, whether large or small, contribute to making children’s dreams come true and creating special memories for the entire family. Approximately 77% of each dollar raised is spent on wish granting and related program services. Administration and fundraising costs account for 23% of money raised.
The average cost of one wish is approximately $10,000 (including in-kind contributions of approximately $2,500). Our chapter relies on in-kind gifts and services, financial contributions from individuals, corporations, clubs and other groups, special events, and car donations. We have received enormous community support through special projects, service clubs, fundraisers and private contributions.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area is committed to stretching every dollar received to affect as many wish kids as possible. When it comes to our wish kids, we do everything possible to make sure their once-in-a-lifetime wish experience is fun, memorable and very special. Every dollar our chapter receives helps us grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.