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Managing Funds

How Your Gift is Spent

Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada is proud of the way it manages and safeguards the generous contributions from individual donors, corporations and other organizations.

We strive to acknowledge all gifts accurately. We encourage you to contact our Operations Department at 702.212.9474 in the event of any errors or omissions.

For questions about our financials, please contact our Chief Operating Officer.

Note: If you are experiencing issues downloading our financial statements, please make sure you have Adobe Reader installed and try a web browser other than Internet Explorer. 

Our fiscal year runs from September 1st - August 31st.


Current Financial Statements

Tax Exempt State Taxation Letter (PDF File)

Tax Exempt IRS Letter (PDF File)

FY 2016 IRS Form 990 (PDF File)

FY 2016 Audited Statements (PDF File)

FY 2015 IRS Form 990 (PDF File)

FY 2015 Audited Statements (PDF File)

2015 Annual Report

For prior fiscal year statements, click here.


Total Wishes

Wish Assists are wish children who live elsewhere, but whose wishes come true in Southern Nevada.  We increased wishes granted by 25% over 2014 levels!


Average Wish Cost

We rely on donated goods and services (“In-Kind”) to grant quality wishes affordably. Despite 14% more wishes granted, FY16 kept total wish cost flat to FY15 levels, and cash costs have been flat for the past 2 fiscal years.


Revenue vs. Expenses

The board approved FY14 and FY15 as investment years in our infrastructure, where expenses exceeded revenues (spending from reserves).  But FY16 returned revenue to our reserves and marked a 41% increase in revenue since FY14 levels and 25% higher than FY15 levels.


FY16 Function Expenses Allocation

Though we prefer to celebrate our success with the above measures, we spend 80% of all funds raised on our programs. Non-DWE Program expenses include those for volunteer recruitment, training, and retention as well as our medical outreach programs to find our eligible children and keep our referral sources engaged.

Archived Financial Statements

Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474