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Managing Funds

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York finances its endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. Make-A-Wish does not solicit funds by telephone and receives no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. The chapter’s financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

We take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2017 audit results, Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York spent 75.3% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 11.3% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 13.4% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent audited financial statementannual report or our latest 990. We also encourage you to look up our credentials on watchdog agency sites such as 

How Your Gift is Spent


Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
500 5th Avenue
Suite 2900
New York, NY 10110
(212) 957-9474
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Suite 101
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474