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 battling life-threatening medical conditions.
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 8,000 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year.
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.
While we follow the policies and guidelines of Make-A-Wish America, the Greater Bay Area chapter operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization.
All funds raised by the Foundation are used to fulfill our mission in the Bay Area.
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