Make-A-Wish Foundation of India
Estd: 1995
Used for Beneficiaries: 91%
Address : 111, Vasan Udyog Bhavan, Sunmill Compound, Opp. High Street Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 24919139 / 40; 24979457
Donor Contact : Deepak S Bhatia / 9821222506 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201620172018
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources22,584,89612,988,46323,470,356
Foreign Sources9,416,56221,295,1058,989,574
Other Income56,93112,1646,133
Total Income (A)40,039,01046,852,90040,554,926
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities26,008,00633,920,51626,417,465
Programme Staff Cost9,482,0769,881,01610,125,268
Travel Expenses964,221777,7781,258,392
Direct Programme Expenses36,454,30344,579,31037,801,125
Fund Raising Expenses010,6250
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses3,817,5643,985,9713,730,018
Other Expenses/Transfer02450
Total Expenditure (B)40,505,03748,722,79241,625,132
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-466,027-1,869,892-1,070,206
Balance Sheet201620172018
Fixed Assets538,279420,559372,287
Current Assets (excl. Cash)930,861963,459945,886
Cash/Bank 1,365,5931,769,3342,832,270
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets18,637,20618,877,53115,894,408
Corpus / Share Capital2,680,7682,680,7682,680,768
General Funds14,281,17112,411,27811,341,072
Earmarked Funds1,000,00000
Current Liabilities675,2673,785,4851,872,568
Total Liabilities18,637,20618,877,53115,894,408
Other Details201620172018
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)6,4596,028N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 6,2358,058N.A.
Number of Staff292827
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)258,750N.A.420,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)92,400N.A.102,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Khire Khandekar Kirloskar
Bankers : HDFC Bank - Local

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Uday Joshi, Founder Mr. Deepak S Bhatia, CEO
Mr. Maneck Davar, Managing Trustee Ms. Neerja Birla, Trustee
Ms. Ritu Chhabria, Trustee Mr. Colin Shah, Trustee
Ms. Nohid Nooreyezdan, Trustee Mr. Prasoon Joshi, Trustee
Mr. Suhas Deshpande, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2018

Financial Note : 1) Foreign Sources mainly include grants from Make-A-Wish International. 2) Donations include collections through Fund raising events and Donations received in kind. 3) Program Staff Cost includes Professional Fees. 4) In FY13, Overhead Expenses were relatively higher since Recruitment expenses (Rs5 lakhs) were incurred. 5) Other Expenses/Transfers include transfers to Restricted Fund.

NGO Profile :
Make-A-Wish Foundation of India is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses. The organization commenced its India operations in the year 1995 and operates around the globe in over 50 countries.

According to the results of a 2011 Wish Impact Study that surveyed ‘wish’ parents, health professionals, and volunteers, a wish come true empowers children with life-threatening medical conditions to fight harder against their illnesses. A combined 89% of doctors, nurses and health professionals surveyed believe that a wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health. 99% of parents reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness and 96% said that the wish experience strengthened their families. 95% of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion and 84% felt an increased faith in humanity.

The Foundation believes that having a wish fulfilled brings with it a sense of accomplishment, happiness and positivity which helps the little warriors face their challenges with renewed vigor and strengthens their hope of a bright future. There are several cases where having a wish fulfilled has been the turning point in the kids’ battle for health, and they have responded positively to treatments thereafter. So far, the organization has been able to grant over 52,710 wishes in India alone. The Foundation aims to fulfil 75,000 wishes by 2020.

People from professions as diverse as the armed forces personnel and celebrities, collaborate with Make-A-Wish to make these kids’ wishes come true. There are four wish categories — Wish to be, Wish to have, Wish to meet, and Wish to go. The community, school teachers and parents of the children work towards fulfilling the kids’ ‘Wish to be’ come true. For ‘Wish to have’, there are vendors who supply quality products on time and at reduced rates. Celebrities meet the wish kids under ‘Wish to meet’ category and make the meetings memorable for them. Cox and Kings is the premier partner to make as many travel wishes come true in ‘Wish to go’.