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Honors and Awards

Make-A-Wish Arizona®, the founding chapter of the international wish granting organization, is proud to be recognized for numerous charity and community awards.

4-Star Charity

Charity Navigator

Make-A-Wish Arizona is a 4-Star Charity.


Our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Make-A-Wish Arizona the highest distinction "4-Star Charity" from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. 

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders. 

Make-A-Wish Arizona supporters should feel confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly with this top distinction. 

 About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers.



BBB Accredited Charity

The Better Business Bureau



BBB Accredited Charity


BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. We exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. We provide educational information and expert advice that is free of charge and easily accessible.

BBB Accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to join BBB. Businesses deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB's Board for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business. All BBB accredited businesses have agreed to live up to our Standards for Trust, a comprehensive set of best practices for how businesses should treat the public in a fair and honest manner. 

BBB does not compare businesses against each other but rather evaluates businesses against our standards – and our standards clearly speak to the character and competence of an organization. BBB is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Our network of BBBs allows us to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time.

About BBB
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB is your key and most reliable adviser and most objective expert on the topic of trust in the marketplace.



Top-Rated Nonprofit (2014, 2015, 2016)

GreatNonprofits


Make-A-Wish Arizona is a 2015 top-rated nonprofit.

Make-A-Wish Arizona announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Make-A-Wish Arizona was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, the organization was added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.

About GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.




Arizona: Best Places to Work (2014, 2015, 2016)

Phoenix Business Journal

Best Places to Work 2015

Out of the thousands of businesses in the Phoenix area, 115 were recognized for the special way they treat their employees. Quantum Workplace of Nebraska surveyed employees of the participating companies and ranked the lists based on the survey responses. 

Companies ranging in size from fewer than a dozen workers to more than 2,000 were honored in 2015. The complete Best Places to Work rankings are published by the Phoenix Business Journal.

About the Phoenix Business Journal
The Business Journals are the premier media solutions platform for companies strategically targeting business decision makers. We deliver a total business audience of over 10 million people via our 42 websites, 64 publications and over 700 annual industry leading events. Our media products provide comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective. We have more people, publications and websites covering our nation’s business than any other business media organization.

Contact Make-A-Wish Arizona

Mailing Address:
2901 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tucson Mailing Address:
(Not an office)
PMB 106
10645 N.  Oracle Road, Suite 121
Tucson, AZ 85737

Phone: 602-395-9474
Fax: 602-395-0722
Toll Free: 800-324-9474

Email Us

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Dominic , 14

cancer

I wish to have my own jet ski

14-year-old Dominic learns to do tricks on his new jet ski

Our Privacy Policy

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America (“Make-A-Wish”) respects the privacy interests and preferences of our website visitors. We are committed to full transparency in outlining what information we collect about visitors, how it is used and how you can opt-out of those programs if you so choose.

Find out more about how we protect the information we collect from our donors, supporters, volunteers, staff and wish families. 

Read our Privacy Policy

Mikaela , 3

life-threatening lung disease

I wish to have a princess party

Mikaela's wish to have a princess party is an enchanting day for everyone

THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION


$10: 
Provides a wish kid shirt and buttons for their family.

$25: Provides a surprise gift for a wish kid meeting their wish granter.

$50: Provides enhancements for a wish kid leading up to their wish.

$100: Provides the funds for a wish kid's baggage fees on a travel wish.

$250: 
Provides activities for a wish kid and their family on a travel wish.

$500: Provides a rental car for a wish kid and their family on a travel wish.

$1,000: Provides hotel expenses for a wish kid and their family on a travel wish.

Make a Donation Today!

Ellie , 11

brain tumor

I wish to have my own quarterhorse

Ellie's wish to have a horse of her own is "everything she's ever wanted"

Lewis , 16

cancer

I wish to meet Neil Degrasse Tyson.

Science fanatic Lewis, 16, spends the day with Neil Degrasse Tyson
Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474