Return to mobile version

Managing Funds

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Nebraska 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.

Fiscal Year 2018 was a great year for Make-A-Wish Nebraska in a number of respects:

  • Make-A-Wish Nebraska granted 107 wishes to kids with a critical illness.
  • 84% of every donated dollar went to support wish-granting – exceeds program services allocation standards set by leading charity watchdog groups

We are proud that Make-A-Wish Nebraska once again holds a 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator.

 Make-A-Wish Nebraska is proud to be recognized as a four star charity by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

Make-A-Wish Nebraska once again received a rating of Exceptional, meaning we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our Cause. We are proud to announce we have earned Charity Navigator’s 6th consecutive 4-star rating. According to Charity Navigator, only 5% of the charities they evaluate have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating Make-A-Wish Nebraska outperforms most other charities in America.

View our FY 18 Audit and our FY17 Form 990.

Also view our 2018 Annual Report. If you would like a printed version please contact Linda Hogrefe




You might also be interested in ...

Latest Status Update

  • And that’s a wrap! Thanks for tuning in for the 14th season of #MyWish on ESPN’s SportsCenter to watch as athletes transformed the lives of wish kids. When children with critical illnesses meet their favorite athletes, they see the impossible as possible. They are inspired to feel stronger and more confident, because those they deeply admire bring them hope and encouragement at a time when they need it most – and this season showed just that. Learn more about the impact of a wish by visiting ✨ Make-A-Wish America
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska
11836 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 333-8999
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Lincoln Office
8033 S 15th St.
Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Kearney Office
412 East 25th
Suite D
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-6612