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Managing Our Funds

Financial Reports

For additional information:

Please view our most recent Audited Financial Statements (FY2015FY2016, FY2017) and 990 Forms (FY16 990)

Responsibility to our community

Make-A-Wish®Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana takes very seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely.

Our fundraising efforts, fiscal practices, and business operations all are designed to support us in our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

To maintain the integrity of the mission of the Foundation, responsible stewardship of funds is promised to every donor, sponsor, volunteer and wish family. Each year our Chapter’s financial records are audited by an independent auditing firm. The 2017 audit confirmed that 93 cents of every dollar donated was used or set aside for the granting of wishes – the Foundation’s main purpose – while only 7 cents from every dollar went toward administration and fundraising efforts.

Charity Validators

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability and has received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.

This confirms that an evaluation of informational standards provided by Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance shows that the organization meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability. 
Click here to view the full BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Report on Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana

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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.

The Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter has also recently received a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. 
Click here to view this chapter's Charity Navigator star rating
Charity Navigator Certificate - 2018  
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THE IMPACT OF A WISH

The Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana chapter fulfills upward of 500 wishes a year. Studies show, the wish experience is a vital part of a child’s battle against life-threatening medical conditions and is a powerful force for creating stronger communities.

89% of parents observed an increase in wish-kids’ emotional strength and overall health status.


81% of parents observed an increased willingness by their wish-kids to comply with difficult medical treatments.


97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families and gave them the opportunity to be a “normal” family again.


91% of volunteers and 94% of wish parents expressed a deeper commitment to philanthropy and volunteering.


Please email Amanda at amewborn@texgulf.wish.org if you are interested in getting involved!

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