Make-A-Wish Foundation of India
SECTOR: Children
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 26 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 9 States
Issues Addressed:
Granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength, and joy.
Supported by:
Disney; Kotak Mahindra Bank; Tata Trusts; United Way of Mumbai; Cipla Foundation; Kalpataru Foundation; Jewelers for Children; Mumbai Aviation Fuel Farm Facility Pvt. Ltd.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Uday Joshi, Founder; Mr. Deepak S Bhatia, CEO; Mr. Maneck Davar, Managing Trustee
Recognition: Certificate of Merit at the World CSR Congress, Mumbai - 2018 NGO Leadership Award by World CSR Congress, Delhi - 2017
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹2,000/- as general donation.
  • ₹5,000/- for Cricket kit/ Kitchen doll set/ Theme park visit.
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Power of a Wish!
  • Make-A-Wish works to fulfill the most cherished wish of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. With 10 divisions and 325+ volunteers, it has granted 67,389 wishes so far and aims to fulfill 75,000 wishes by 2020.
  • Eligibility Criteria: 1) Referral by a certified doctor from one of the 150+ partner hospitals to initiate the wish-granting process. 2) A child with a life-threatening medical condition, in the age group of 3-18 years. 3) No wish granted to the same child earlier by Make-A-Wish.
  • Types of Wishes: 1) Wish to Have. 2) Wish to Be. 3) Wish to Meet. 4) Wish to Go. Process: 1) Referral of a child. 2) Volunteers meeting the parents and the wish child. 3) Recording the wish after interaction with the wish child. 4) Initiation of Wish fulfilment process. 5) Wish granting Event/Activity.
  • 2011 Impact Report: A wish come true empowers children to fight harder against their illnesses. 89% doctors believe that a wish experience influences the wish child's physical health. 99% parents reported that their children were happier after their wish was fulfilled.
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Source : Audit Report 2020