Wish Granting Foundations

A Special Wish Foundation

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder. Founded in 1982, A Special Wish Foundation was one of the first wish-granting organizations in the United States, and now has chapters across the U.S. and one in Moscow, Russia. Since 1982, wishes have been granted to thousands of qualifying children (description from site).

Children’s Wish Foundation International

Wish Coordinators make up a professional team with over 20 years of experience in creating unique, carefree wishes that, depending on the type of wish, include all travel arrangements, accommodations, tickets, full detailed itineraries, expense money, volunteer support, carefully planned presentations to fit the family’s schedule, and the promise of lots of surprises along the way. Every detail is planned to perfection, allowing the family to enjoy “Family Time”, creating precious memories to forever cherish (description from site).

Dream Factory

The Dream factory grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen. The Dream Team of volunteers roll up their sleeves and get to work making reservations, finding contacts for celebrities, sports figures and other famous people, finding gifts-in-kind and other volunteers. In essence, whatever it takes to make a dream come true that will provide a memorable and inspirational experience for the children and families alike (description from site).

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. From humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to be a police officer, they’ve evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes (description from site).

Starlight Children’s Foundation

For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness (description from site).