Wish Foundations

Programs that grant wishes which will enrich the lives of people who are unable to fulfill them on their own, e.g., a visit to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality or a reunion with family members. Also included are programs that arrange trips or other experiences for individuals and groups. Most wish fulfillment programs serve children and adults who are terminally or gravely ill. Other populations may include seniors, veterans and individuals who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused. (AIRS LH-6300.9500)

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RI

Statewide

1010 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-781-9199
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Address: 1010 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-781-9199
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Email: awish@awishcometrue.org
Eligibility: Child aged 3-18 with a life-threatening illness and live in Rhode Island and areas of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Services Provided: We exist to grant that “one memorable wish” for medically qualified children ages 3 through 18 who have a life-threatening illness and live in Rhode Island and areas of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Provider Profiles: Founded in 1982, we are the oldest wish granting organization in RI. We have been serving ill children and their families in our community for over 36 years.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/28/2020
2348 Post Road, Suite 30
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-921-1300
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Address: 2348 Post Road, Suite 30
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-921-1300
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Email: info@childrens-wishes.org
Eligibility: Rhode Island children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years of age who are facing a life-threatening medical condition that is malignant, progressive or degenerative.
Services Provided: Family Programming [https://www.childrens-wishes.org/family-programming/]
Provider Profiles: Children’s Wishes is a Rhode Island based organization committed to providing life enhancing experiences to children facing significant medical challenges. Our Wish Granting approach involves the entire family to build lasting relationships along the way.
Address:
2348 Post Road
Suite 30
Warwick, RI 02886
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-781-9474
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Organization Name: Make-A-Wish America
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Address: 20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-781-9474
Fax: 401-781-9475
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Email: boston@massri.wish.org
Services Provided: Wishes for critically ill children.
Provider Profiles: We all look forward to the day when no more children have life-threatening medical conditions. Until that time, Make-A-Wish remains committed to a vision of granting a wish to every eligible child. Because wishes make very sick kids feel better – and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/28/2020

Nationwide

New York, NY
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Address: New York, NY
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Eligibility: children, chronic illnesses, families with HIV/AIDS
Services Provided: Helping children with chronic illnesses. Helps donors buy presents for chronically ill children, especially children and their families that are living with HIV/AIDS.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 770-393-9474
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Address: 8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 770-393-9474
Toll Free Phone: 800-323-9474
Fax: 770-393-0683
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Eligibility: Any child not expected to reach age 18
Services Provided: Children's Wish will fulfill the favorite wish for any child not expected to reach age 18. Each wish, truly the child's own, must be completed while the child is healthy enough to fully enjoy it. The immediate family is included in the wish fulfillment, so that the child and family will share in the experience and create happy memories together.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
410 W Chestnut St, Suite 530
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-561-3001
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Address: 410 W Chestnut St, Suite 530
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-561-3001
Fax: 502-561-3004
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Eligibility: Ages 3 - 18 with critical or chronic condition. Living in an area with a chapter.
Services Provided: Nonprofit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization that grants dreams of children with chronic or critical illnesses. Child must be 3 through 18 years old; critically or chronically ill with illness documented and affirmed by a treating physician; and not received a wish from another wish-granting organization.

Applications are made through local chapters. [https://dreamfactoryinc.org/chapters/ Find a chapter.]
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/21/2020
1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-564-2131
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Address: 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-564-2131
Fax: 805-564-7002
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Eligibility: Adults ages 18 to 65
Services Provided: Dream Foundation is a national wish-granting organization who grants the wishes of terminally ill adults ages 18 to 65.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
1881 Rose Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-545-1157
Address: 1881 Rose Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-545-1157
Email: info@expectamiraclefoundation.org
Eligibility: Single working parents with children between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Parents must be working a minimum of 20 hours a week and must meet the salary requirement guidelines.
Services Provided: Financial assistance to provide extracurricular activities for their children for working, single parents who are struggling due to lack of income.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019
Address: Orlando, FL
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Services Provided: Not a wish-granting organization in the strictest sense, it works with other wish foundations to send children with life threatening illnesses to the Central Florida area. Every child that comes to Give Kids the World does so with the sponsorship of another wish granting organization. It has served children from all 50 states and more than 45 countries.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
1461 Golden Drive
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone: 267-332-1320
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Address: 1461 Golden Drive
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone: 267-332-1320
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Email: grants@givingangelsfoundation.org
Eligibility: Children with a physical disability under age 21 from a low income family
Services Provided: Grants for essential therapies, life-changing equipment, essential family bills and specialized camps. $1000 maximum one-time grant allowance per recipient family. Application and required supporting documents. To meet our mission of helping low-income families, please note that we have a $50,000 maximum annual income threshold.

Funds are awarded on a case by case basis.
Provider Profiles: Previously Gia Nicole Angel Foundation
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/31/2020
20 Monmouth Streed
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Address: 20 Monmouth Streed
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Email: jasonsdreams@comcast.net
Services Provided: The organization is devoted to granting wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Bringing a little happiness and putting a few smiles on these children's faces is our goal - and hopefully, their parents faces, too!
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child who may be eligible to receive a wish, please contact us using the email link below.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2018
4060 Louis Ave.
Holiday, FL 34691
Phone: 727-937-3600
Address: 4060 Louis Ave.
Holiday, FL 34691
Phone: 727-937-3600
Toll Free Phone: 888-918-9004
Eligibility: Children ages 3 - 18 with a life-threatening medical condition
Services Provided: Kids Wish Network is a nonprofit charitable organization whose sole mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Additional programs include Hero of the Month, Holiday of Hope gifts, Project Toy Drop, and a funeral assistance program.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/14/2018
174 Watercolor Way Suite 103, B343
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Address: 174 Watercolor Way Suite 103, B343
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Toll Free Phone: 800-543-6565
Email: info@littlestar.org
Eligibility: Children with life-threatening diseases and life-altering conditions
Services Provided: Little Star Foundation offers educational scholarships to children with cancer, sports, medical care, hospital and outreach support, and financial support: emergency, basic living, life enhancing and life saving expenses included.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2018
7 Needle Court
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Phone: 314-330-6947
Address: 7 Needle Court
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Phone: 314-330-6947
Email: info@maggiewelby.org
Eligibility: Students (grades K-12) and families in financial need
Services Provided: The Maggie Welby Foundation was created to provide financial assistance for children in need, families in need, and organizations benefiting children. Applications for Grants and Fellowships online. Grants may extend to children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have. All grants are awarded to the family, but are paid directly to the specific purpose for which the grant was applied.
Provider Profiles: Organizations that directly benefit children can also receive grants on an annual need.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2018
4742 N. 24th St., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-279-9474
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Address: 4742 N. 24th St., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-279-9474
Toll Free Phone: 800-722-9474
Fax: 602-279-0855
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Services Provided: This organization which serves all 50 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico grants wishes to children in the United States with terminal illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions that create the probability the children will not survive beyond their 18th year.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Address: PA
Eligibility: US; will award assistance to applicants who successfully demonstrate need, up to $500.
Services Provided: Removes the red tape of traditional nonprofit organizations and uses the power of the Internet to provide direct and immediate assistance to families and individuals who desperately require a modest helping hand. No cash payments will be issued. We will pay bills or issue gift certificates only. The more specific the request the better chance of a helping hand.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 7/11/2019
2049 Century Park East Ste 4320
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-479-1212
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Address: 2049 Century Park East Ste 4320
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-479-1212
Toll Free Phone: 800-315-2580
Fax: 310-479-1235
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Email: info@starlight.org
Eligibility: Children with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions and those in hospital care.
Services Provided: Partners with world-class brands and companies, charitable foundations, socially-aware groups and organizations and philanthropic individuals to bring entertainment, education, and innovative technology to sick kids through a nationwide network of community partners. Providies entertainment, education, and family activities that help kids cope.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
1041 Mill Creek Drive
Feasterville, PA 19053
Phone: 215-396-4770
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Address: 1041 Mill Creek Drive
Feasterville, PA 19053
Phone: 215-396-4770
Fax: 215-396-4774
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Eligibility: chronically ill, terminally ill, children with disabilities and abused children
Services Provided: This organization which serves those across the United States fulfills dreams and wishes of chronically ill, terminally ill, children with disabilities and abused children. The majority of wishes the Sunshine Foundation fulfills are to visit a Central Florida attraction.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
N7864 Shotwell Lane
Pittsville, WI 84466
Phone: 715-884-2256
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Address: N7864 Shotwell Lane
Pittsville, WI 84466
Phone: 715-884-2256
Toll Free Phone: 800-518-8019
Fax: 715-884-7388
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Email: childswish@gmail.com
Eligibility: Child [or adult] who is terminally ill or disabled
Services Provided: If you know of a child [or adult] who is terminally ill or disabled and would like to go on a FREE DREAM HUNT, FISHING TRIP AND CAMPING OR CANOEING please contact USSA and we will try to fulfill their “Dream Wish.” Working with deer, elk, turkey, bear, pheasant farms, and property owners as well as, preserves and ranches has made our hunting, fishing trips and outdoor adventures known nationwide. A nonprofit Christian organization that routinely coordinates with other caring organizations worldwide in fulfilling a dream wish.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/2/2019