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Our Mission

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Our People

Many different leaders make our work possible. Learn more about the people who make wishes possible!  

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Minnesota finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota spent 70% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 10% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 20% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial StatementsFY19 Impact Report or our latest 990.  

We are proud to be a BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. We also have been reviewed by the Charities Review Council and are proud to have met its Accountability Standards. 

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How to Find Us

Make-A-Wish® Minnesota
1919 University Ave. W., Suite 415
St. Paul, MN 55104
Telephone: (612) 767-9474 (WISH)
Fax: (612) 767-0242
E-mail: [email protected]

FROM THE NORTH:

Take I-35W South and exit toward US-10/Minneapolis/St. Paul. Continue to follow I-35W South, exit onto MN-280 then exit onto Territorial Road/University Ave. Merge onto North Eustis St. and turn left onto University Ave. W. Make a U-turn at Fairview Ave. N. Your destination will be on the right. Turn into the parking lot on the immediate west side of the building and enter through the double doors. The elevators are through another set of double doors to the right. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415.

FROM THE SOUTH:

Take I-35E North toward St. Paul and exit on Aye Mill Road. Turn left onto Ashland Ave., right onto Hamline Ave. N., left onto Marshall Ave. and right onto Fairview Ave. N. Take a final left turn onto University Ave. W. Your destination will be on the right. Turn into the parking lot on the immediate west side of the building and enter through the double doors. The elevators are through another set of double doors to the right. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415.

FROM DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS:

Take I-94 East toward St. Paul and exit on MN-51/Snelling Ave. Use the left lane to merge onto Concordia Ave. Turn left onto Snelling Ave. then turn left again onto University Ave. W. Your destination will be on the right. Turn into the parking lot on the immediate west side of the building and enter through the double doors. The elevators are through another set of double doors to the right. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415.

FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PAUL:

Take I-94 W toward Minneapolis and exit on MN-51/Snelling Ave. Use the right lane to merge onto St. Anthony Ave. then turn right onto Snelling Ave. Turn left onto University Ave. W. and the destination will be on your right. Turn into the parking lot on the immediate west side of the building and enter through the double doors. The elevators are through another set of double doors to the right. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415. 

FROM MSP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

Take MN-5 East toward St. Paul and exit on Edgcumbe Road. Continue onto Fairview Ave. S. then turn left onto University Ave. W. The destination will be on the right. Turn into the parking lot on the immediate west side of the building and enter through the double doors. The elevators are through another set of double doors to the right. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415. 

BY LIGHT RAIL: 

Take the Metro Transit Green Line to Fairview Avenue station and walk 0.1 miles N.W. Enter through the double doors of 1919 University Centre on University Avenue. The elevators are up the stairs to the left. Proceed up to the 4th floor and turn left off the elevator toward Suite #415. 

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Careers

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. We do not have any open positions at this time.

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