Make-A-Wish Foundation of India
SECTOR: Children
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 24 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 8 States
Issues Addressed:
Granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength, and joy. Transform lives, one wish at a time.
Supported by:
Cox & Kings Foundation; Disney; Kotak Mahindra Bank; Tata Trusts; United Way Of Mumbai; Cipla Foundation; Kalpataru Foundation
Key Trustees:
Mr. Maneck Davar; Mr. Uday Joshi; Ms. Ritu Prakash Chhabria; Mr. Colin Shah; Ms. Nohid Nooreyezdan; Ms. Neerja Birla; Mr. Ashish P. Kothari; Mr. Suhas V. Deshpande; Mr. Deepak S Bhatia
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
  • Rs2,000 as general donation.
  • Rs5,000 for Cricket kit/ Kitchen doll set/ Theme park visit.
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Power of a Wish!
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation works to fulfill the most cherished wish of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. With 9 divisions and 325+ volunteers, it has granted 52,710 wishes so far and aims to fulfill 75,000 wishes by 2020.
  • Eligibility Criteria: 1) Referral by a certified doctor 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 fulfillment 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 kids' physical health and 99% parents reported that their children were happier.
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Source : Audit Report 2018