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Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation

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General Agency Information
Name: Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation
Alternate Name(s): Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Chapter
Address: 55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 800
San Francisco,  CA  94105
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 415-982-9474
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: Make-A-Wish®Greater Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted more than 8,600 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year.

ELIGIBILITY: Serves children between the ages of 2 1/2-18 who meet our guidelines without regard to race, gender, creed, socio-economic, or cultural background. Families may call directly, or may be referred by anyone.

AREAS SERVED: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area serves 17 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma.
Mission: The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Programs: Contributing airline miles through the Wishes in Flight program is a simple and meaningful way to help kids reach their wish destinations around the world
Volunteer Info: For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us: or fill out our online Volunteer Inquiry Form.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Not Applicable
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: See Description Notes
Physical Location: San Francisco
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Patricia Wilson
Executive Director
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Children
Private Nonprofits
Terminal Illness
Volunteer Opportunities
Wish Foundations
This agency was last updated on May 28, 2019.