Community Support

  Supporting Make-A-Wish 

The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation has never turned away an eligible wish child for financial reasons nor has a child ever been asked to downsize a wish. In an effort to ensure that we continue to meet the accelerating demand for wishes, we are focused on meeting the needs and desires of all donors. Below are descriptions of all available avenues for supporting wishes and links to more detailed information on each program.  Tax ID #94-2958481

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments, please contact Development Director David Hatfield at [email protected] or call (415) 402-2762.

Cash/Credit Card Donations 
Donations can be made online. GIVE ONLINE through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America website.  To support local wishes, please direct your gift to the Greater Bay Area chapter as the recipient when filling out the online contribution form at the site listed above. 

Donations can be made directly to:
Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation

235 Pine Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Call us at 415-982-9474 to make a credit card donation over the phone or click here to print out the mail-in gift form.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Earn Money for Make-A-Wish Each Time You Shop!
 ● Airline Miles Donations ● Celebration Donations ● Club 25
Kids for Wish Kids ● Matching Gifts/Workplace Giving ● Monthly Wishmaker® Club ● Planned Giving  ● Pocketful of Wishes ● Stock Donations ● Tribute and Memorial Gifts ● Vehicle Donations  
Wish List

Vehicle Donations

Donating your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, trailer, camper or RV (yes, we were given an RV!) is as easy as one phone call. Simply call 1-(866)-600-9474, we’ll handle the rest and you’ll enjoy the exceptional tax advantage of your gift.



Help provide the amazing gift of a wish by funding an actual wish through our Adopt-A-Wish program.  


Airline Mile Donations

Nearly 70 percent of all wishes involve air travel and while airlines assist us in accommodating the special needs of our wish children, they do not offer us discounted fares. Donors can help us defray the cost of flying, by donating their miles.


Celebration Donation

Commemorate a milestone by making wishes come true. Consider having your friends and loved ones make donations in lieu of gifts for your birthday, anniversary, confirmation, or bar/bat mitzvah. 


Club 25

Help us celebrate 25 years of granting magical wishes by joining our new Club 25.

Kids for Wish Kids®

Get your school or club involved supporting Make-A-Wish, perhaps even funding an actual wish. We’ll provide all the tools with our Kids for Wish Kids information packet to help you get started.


Matching Gifts/Workplace Giving/United Way 

Did you know that many employers will match your gift to Make-A-Wish? Through the matching gifts program, your donation can be doubled immediately.  Many employers also have partnerships with United Way.  Check with your human resources department to see if you can have your United Way payroll deduction designated to the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Monthly Wishmaker® Club

There’s no easier way to regularly support Make-A-Wish than by signing up to participate in our Monthly Wishmaker Club. It’s simple, convenient and provides Make-A-Wish with a critical source of regular support.


Pocketful of Wishes

In 2009 we have launched a quarter drive for school children to help raise money for wishes.  During January through March 2010 schools are again collecting coins to help make other kids' wishes come true.


Planned Giving

Enjoy tremendous tax advantages while ensuring that your legacy lives on by granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in the Bay Area for years to come, through our various planned giving options.


Stock Donations

Take advantage of significant tax advantages by donating appreciated stock gifts to Make-A-Wish. Enjoy the full value of the donation without paying capital gains on appreciated securities.


Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Make a donation in memory or in honor of a special loved one. We’ll send a card acknowledging the donation on your behalf.