Make-A-Wish is the largest charity in the world that grants wishes, recognized by the United Nations as one of the best-known and most reliable charities in the world. It is an Organization with a single goal but divided into two entities for administrative purposes: (a) Make-A-Wish America, which coordinates the granting of wishes in all 50 states of America, with 62 offices in the US; (b) Make-A-Wish International, which coordinates the offices of the Organization in 5 continents, 50+ countries and 180 offices outside of the US. Make-A-Wish grants 25,000 wishes of children every year, and the affiliates of Make-A-Wish International grant 21,000 wishes of children every year.
Since 1980 more than 480,000 children with the help of more than 45,000 volunteers have felt the beneficial and transformative power of a wish!
Make-A-Wish International can be proud of having been awarded the Seal of Excellence, a prestigious award given to non-profit organizations that meet the high standards set out by the US Government. This distinction is enjoyed by only 2,000 Organizations—out of more than 1,000,000 in operation today—which manage their finances diligently and show integrity and effectiveness in achieving their goals.
For the same reason, it received an award by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity auditor, which has awarded only 1% of such Organizations.