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Managing Funds

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 playsets, 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 respite just as much as the wish child. The average cost of a wish is $12,250 in Middle Tennessee.

Funding Sources
Funding comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, community organizations, special events, schools and churches. Make-A-Wish does not receive government funding. 

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:
78% of every dollar goes into granting wishes

FY17 allocation chart

Click on the link below to view our most recent financials information:
Form 990
2017 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 CliftonLarsonAllen 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