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Managing Funds

Alli with Mickey and MinnieWishes
The most popular wish is for a trip to Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Florida; 56% of the wish children ask to "meet Mickey Mouse." Other popular wishes include play sets, home entertainment centers, computers, celebrity meetings and trips to Hawaii and other sites around the country.

Make-A-Wish® encourages the entire family to be part of the wish experience, knowing that parents and siblings need magic just as much as the wish child. The average cost of a wish is $10,000 in Middle Tennessee.

Funding Sources
Funding comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, community organizations, special events, schools and churches.

How Your Gift is Spent

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee is committed to stretching every dollar received to affect as many wish kids as possible.

Allocation of Funds:
81% of every dollar goes into granting wishes

where the money goes

Click on the link below to view our most recent financials information:
Form 990
2013 Audited Financials

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee 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 KPMG, LLP.

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
8119 Isabella Lane
Suite 105 A
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 221-2200
Toll Free (888) 492-9474