How do you pay for the wishes?
We rely entirely on private donations from individuals, companies, foundations, schools and corporations. We receive no government funds or grants.
Can my financial contribution be tax deductible?
Yes. Make-A-Wish North Dakota is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.
How much of my donation actually goes towards the cost of wishes?
100% if you so designate. Our Wishmaker program makes it possible for you to direct your entire contribution to the cost of wishes.
How much of Make-A-Wish's funds are spent on wishes?
More than 85% of all funds received go towards fulfilling wishes.
How are the rest of Make-A-Wish's funds spent?
9.9% is used on fund raising, 4.6% is used on administration and as stated above, more than 85% are used to make wishes come true.
Can I donate my airline mileage to Make-A-Wish?
Yes. Your donation of airline mileage can help us grant thousands of travel wishes. To donate your miles, please click here.
Does Make-A-Wish conduct telemarketing campaigns?
No, the Foundation has a policy against telemarketing because it is considered intrusive and not cost-effective. However, be careful of sound-alike organizations that conduct aggressive telemarketing campaigns. Many donors are confused and think they are donating to Make-A-Wish. They are not.
Will my donation help local children or will it be sent to your national organization?
Donations raised in our chapter territory stay local to help fund wish granting of children in our area. Donors can request that their donation be restricted to a specific geographic area, if desired.
Does Make-A-Wish participate in chain letter wishes?
No. Each day, Make-A-Wish and its chapters receive hundreds of inquiries about chain letters claiming to be associated with the Foundation and featuring sick children. However, we do not participate in these kinds of wishes. Some names associated with these wishes are: Jessie Anderson, Shane Bernier, Chad Briody , Amy Bruce, Jeff DeLeon, Rhyan Desquetado, Anthony Hebrank, LaNisha Jackson, Nikisha Johnson, Craig Sheldon, Craig Shelford, Craig Shelton, Craig Sheppard, Craig Shergold, Bryan Warner and Kayla Wightman.
If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please do not hesitate to contact us at 701-280-9474.