Make-A-Wish Foundation battling for donation dollars - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Make-A-Wish Foundation battling for donation dollars

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:00 pm

The Phoenix Business Journal has named the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona one of the top 25 nonprofit organizations in the state. Despite its top ranking, the foundation is feeling the strain of the economy as it battles for the same donation dollars that were easier to come by before the economy tanked.

For more than 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona has been granting the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. However with the shift in the economy, the organization says donors are still giving, but not as much or as often.

In fiscal year 2011, the requests for wishes was 54 percent higher than budgeted. In fiscal year 2012, the foundation’s goal to grant nearly 300 wishes is entirely dependent upon the generosity of private donors and corporations. By the end of 2012, the organization anticipates 377 children in Arizona may still be waiting for their wishes to be granted due to a spike in referrals and the continuing challenge for donation dollars.

The results of the latest Wish Impact Study showed 98 percent of parents felt the wish experience gave them the opportunity to be a “normal” family again and 92 percent of parents saw their children experience re-empowerment to take back the ability to make decisions in their lives. According to the Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits, 45 percent of nonprofits experienced a drop in revenue in 2010 and 29 percent of nonprofits are expected to end their fiscal year 2011 with a deficit.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Body-camera video shows fatal police shooting in Ariz.

WINSLOW, Ariz. — Body-camera footage released by the city of Winslow on Wednesday shows the seconds leading up to the fatal shooting of a 27-y…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 11:51 pm @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016…

Uganda Unveils its First Solar-powered Bus

Print Dodging Costs and Power Cuts, Tanzanian Firms Profit From Solar Drive Facebook's Solar-powered Internet Drone Takes Flight Solar Plane C…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 11:23 pm @ http://www.voanews.com/content/uganda-unveils-its-…

Team Canada sending 313 athletes to Rio Olympics

The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Canada's full 313-athlete team for the Rio Olympics. Canada's contingent is made up of 187 women …

Published: July 27, 2016 - 11:21 pm @ http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canadian-olymp…

Living a Fit and Full Life: 1byone 24W Portable Solar Charger with 2 USB Ports Review

1byone 24W Foldable Solar Charger with 2 USB Ports High Solar Cell Efficiency:  The 24-watt high-efficiency solar panel generates a power conv…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 11:20 pm @ http://www.livingafitandfulllife.com/2016/07/1byon…

Minnesota in a Box: To Get You to Visit, the State Will Now Visit You First

Take a vacation to Minnesota? Nah, it's too cold and dreary with all that snow and dreary-ness. Brrr… To combat this common misperception, Exp…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 10:21 pm @ http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/minnesota-box-get-yo…

Daniel Johnston's Amazing Life Is Now A Batshit Graphic Novel

Born in Salamanca, Spain, and now based in Barcelona, Ricardo Cavolo is an illustrator and muralist who has won international acclaim for his …

Published: July 27, 2016 - 10:22 pm @ http://www.thefader.com/2016/07/27/daniel-johnston…

Turkey shuts down dozens of media organisations

STEPS FOR DISABLING AD BLOCKERDriving in Canada Canada - a home away from home Canada, it's time to change! Living with a disability in Indo-C…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 10:21 pm @ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-ea…

Obama visits wounded veteran Cory Remsburg's new home

Gilbert - President Obama's visit to the Valley on Friday included a discussion at the Phoenix VA Hospital and a meeting with Kayla Mueller's …

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

KidsCare brings affordable healthcare to Arizona

By Socorro Carrillo | Cronkite News PHOENIX — KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/07/26/kids-care-az/

Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' is Top-Grossing Documentary of 2016

The third film from the controversial conservative filmmaker — after 2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine the World Without Her — has ta…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:51 pm @ http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/27/…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…