Wish Organizations

The following is a list of national and international organizations whose web sites indicate that they are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that grant “wishes” to children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. Many of these organizations have state or local chapters. Wish organizations that serve specific states only can be found in the DRM Regional Resources Directory.


Disability Resources has not made any attempt to verify these organizations’ status, credibility, or reliability. You can find out if an organization is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by checking the Internal Revenue Service’s Search for Exempt Organizations page. You may also want to visit GuideStar or Idealist for information about charitable organizations and how to evaluate them.


Angelwish (HIV/AIDS)


Children’s Wish Foundation International


Give Kids the World


Grant-A-Wish Foundation


Kids Wish Network


Make-a-Wish Foundation of America


Special Wish Foundation


Starlight Children’s Foundation


Sunshine Foundation


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