Better Business Bureau Report for
Make-A-Wish Utah

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Make-A-Wish Utah
Address: 771 E Winchester St
  Murray, UT 84111
Phone: 801-262-9474
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to grant wishes for Utah Children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Make-A-Wish Utah (MAWUT) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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MAWUT grants the personal wishes of Utah children between 2.5 and 17 years of age who have a life-threatening medical condition that is malignant, degenerative or progressive as determined by the child's physician. MAWUT also provides ongoing family respite and fun for client family members at various events throughout the year.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016, MAWUT's program expenses were:

Wish Granting 2,507,504
Total Program Expenses: $2,507,504
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Chief Executive : Jared Perry, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Steve Barth
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, MIB Partners, LLC

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 9

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,429,241, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on MAWUT's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,516,554
Grants 629,528
Special events (net) 283,159
Investment income 6,826
Other Income 1,801
Total Income $3,437,868


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $3,437,868
Program expenses $2,507,504
Fund raising expenses 336,264
Administrative expenses 260,340
Total expenses $3,104,108
Income in Excess of Expenses 333,760
Beginning net assets 1,596,270
Ending net assets 1,930,030
Total liabilities 1,166,681
Total assets $3,096,711

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet the BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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