ANGELWISH INC

The Power to Change a Child's Life is in Your Hands

aka Angelwish.org   |   Hoboken, NJ   |  http://www.angelwish.org

Mission

Angelwish.org was created in 1999 with the mission to provide the public with an easy way to grant wishes to the millions of children that are living with HIV/AIDS around the world. Infected or affected by the disease, their opportunities for a "normal" childhood are virtually impossible. In 2010, after 10 years of focusing on HIV/AIDS, Angelwish expanded its mission to include children living with chronic illnesses such as Asthma, Diabetes and Kidney Disease. Angelwish achieves its mission by ensuring that 100% of individual donations are used for program services and that those funds are extended, where possible, to incorporate an educational component giving young people a hands on lesson in philanthropy

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Mr. Shimmy Mehta

Main address

221 River Street 9th Floor

Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA

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EIN

22-3658778

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over 14.6 Million children between the ages of 0 to 17 in the United States have special health care needs, the majority being chronic illnesses. These children are greatly underserved at most major hospitals, with dire consequences. Overseas, chronic illnesses are responsible for 63% of deaths worldwide, double the number of deaths from infectious diseases, perinatal conditions, and nutritional deficiencies combined.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Online Birthday & Holiday Wish Granting

Angelwish’s web-based giving technology
makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to dramatically impact the life of a
child living with a chronic illness. Funds will be used to maintain the website
and create individual Wishlists for each hospital and care center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Angelwish
offers schoolchildren the opportunity to go to a local toy store or bookstore
to buy gifts for children with chronic illnesses using donor funds. Funds will
be used to expand this program with regard to both the educational content and
number of children involved.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Angelwish operates the physical
distribution of toys donated by the Today Show Charitable Foundation.  .
Funds will be used to aid in the storage and distribution of the donated gifts.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

1809th Point of Light 2001

Points of Light Institute

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals impacted by a wish granted through the Angelwish Students Give Back program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Angelwish Learning to Give Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric measures the efficiency Angelwish can capture through our Students Give Back Program for Donors, Volunteers, Students, Stores, Social Workers, Parents, and children in need.

Number of individuals impacted by a wish granted through the Angelwish online wish granting program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Angelwish Holiday Toy Drive

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Angelwish seeks to help millions of children living with chronic illnesses around the world enjoy their childhood while building the healthy foundation necessary to get a better education and a chance to escape the poverty cycle.

Angelwish engages donors to give back to children in need in a personal way that is also efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost efficient. By leveraging technology to initially engage donors, we guide them to invest with impact. We can accomplish this through the following programs:
-The Angelwish Wish Granting Program makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to dramatically impact the life of a child living with a chronic illness through our online wish list.
- The Angelwish Students Give Back Program offers volunteers the opportunity to teach Philanthropy to 3rd graders through a customized curriculum and a hands on learning opportunity.
- The Angelwish Holiday Toy Drive manages one of the largest physical toy distributions in the NYC Metro area.
- The Angelwish Transition Project is an effort to revive, revamp, and share a critical guide to transitioning children with HIV to adulthood.
- The Angelwish International Giving Program is how we let donors donate small amounts of funds to international partners.

Angelwish leverages technology to improve and update old and manual processes. We avoid recreating the wheel and instead, align different partners to do what they do best, ultimately benefiting children in need while creating a win-win opportunity for everyone involved. Our network of 125+ hospitals around the world gives us insight into the issues facing children living with chronic illnesses. Our visualization of a value

Over the course of 18 years, Angelwish has empowered 20,000+ employees at companies like Goldman Sachs, PIMCO, Credit Suisse, Fidelity Investments, Deloitte, UBS, & Starbucks, to host more efficient toy drives, recouping 60,000 hours of people time (conservatively worth $$28M) as they granted 200,000 wishes with a value of $3.6 Million, impacting the lives of over 500,000 people. We are far from finished and excited for the journey that lays ahead.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ANGELWISH INC

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Brinksma

Jim Brinksma

Ed Wallace

James Feger

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes