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Managing Funds

Charity Validators

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability.

BBB Accredited Charity sealThis confirms that an evaluation of informational standards provided by Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coasand Louisiana to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance shows that the organization meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability. 

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. The Alliance and its predecessor organizations have more than a century of combined experience in charity evaluation. This national charity monitoring organization is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau and confirms whether a nonprofit's practices related to governance, fund raising, solicitations and informational materials, and expenses meet their criteria for fair and honest dealings and ethical practices. Unlike other charity monitoring groups that focus solely on a review of charity finances, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity's governance, fundraising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.

Click here to view the full BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Report on Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana

The Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter has also recently received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator. 

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Responsibility to our community

Make-A-Wish® takes very seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely. Our fundraising efforts, fiscal practices, and business operations all are designed to support a single purpose: to grant wishes that change lives.

The Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Chapter of Make-A-Wish is one of 62 chapters throughout the United States and its territories.  The Foundation also includes 40 international affiliates spanning five continents. Since 1980, more than 350,000 children across the world have had their dreams fulfilled through the efforts of Make-A-Wish volunteers and donors. Since our chapter’s inception in 1984, we have granted over 7,800 wishes and during our fiscal year 2016 we granted 488 wishes.

To maintain the integrity of the mission of Make-A-Wish, responsible stewardship of funds is promised to every donor, sponsor, volunteer and wish family. Each year the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter’s financial records are audited by an independent auditing firm. The 2015 audit confirmed that 91 cents of every dollar donated was used or set aside for the granting of wishes – the Foundation’s main purpose – while only 9 cents from every dollar went toward administration and fundraising efforts.

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 491-9474

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Louisiana Office
3340 Severn Avenue
Suite 350
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 846-9474
Toll Free (888) 677-9474