The Dream Foundation is the first nonprofit organization to grant wishes to terminally ill adults
over the age of 18. The foundation operates on a small-cash budget and relies on non-monetary donations such as airline tickets, hotel rooms and meals. The organization grants wishes to those
who are expected to have less than a year to live. Common dreams include reunions with old friends, family trips with children and items for comfort. The wish may be for financial assistance as well.
BADF Disabled Hunter Services / Life Hunts
10540 Daystar Drive
Tuscaloosa AL 35405
Provides Life Hunting trips to critically ill and/or disabled youths under age 21.
Children's Hopes & Dreams
86 Auble Road
Blairstown NJ 07825
Children that serve suffer with illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, AIDS, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and sickle cell, to name only a few. They cooperate with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, serious illness camps, Ronald McDonald Houses, children's hospitals nationwide, Leukemia Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and many more.
Suite Dreams Project
C/O The General Sports Foundation
400 Water Street Suite #250
Rochester MI 48307
Transforms the bedrooms of children with serious and/or long-term illnesses into places
of magic & warmth.
The Children's Wish Foundation
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta GA 30350-7526
Orlando-based organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses
who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. Focuses primarily on children who reside in
Florida but has also granted wishes to children from other parts of the U.S., Canada, England,
A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
250 Memory Lane
Columbus OH 43209
This organization's mission is to enhance the quality of life for those children/adolescents (under
20 years of age) who have a life-threatening or terminal disorder by allowing their special wish to
become reality. It has 21 chapters throughout the U.S. as well as a chapter in Moscow, Russia.
Provides FREE air transportation nationwide for people with medical and financial need and for
other humanitarian reasons (such as wish-granting trips).
PO Box 186
Rutherford NJ 07070
Helps grant wishes and also provides food, medical care, education and counseling for children
and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation
6601 Frederick Road
Baltimore MD 21228
Programs and services help children with life-threatening illnesses believe in hope, joy and the
promise of tomorrow. The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for critically ill
children and their families through three unique programs. Serving over 38,000 children each year,
they have become a national leader in pediatric support services to help ease pain, reduce loneliness
and bring joy to children throughout their treatment process.
Chef David's Kids
1100 E. Oakland Park Blvd. #203
Fort Lauderdale FL 33334
Helps children afflicted with any form of terminal illness such as cancer, leukemia, and pediatric
HIV and children who are neglected and/or abused. They have handled thousands of interactions
and wishes for children in the last 10 years and have never failed to help when needed, no matter
how many times a child needs them.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
PO Box 29119
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119 National Address
230 Huron View Blvd.
Ann Arbor MI 48103-2948
Give Kids The World
210 South Bass Road
Kissimmee FL 34746
Similar to Make-A-Wish. Grants vacations to Florida for severely ill children.
PO Box 1822
Tacoma WA 98401
Nock is dedicated to providing programs that improve the quality of life of chronically ill kids
across America. Currently, Nock is focusing its services on assistive technology. It is estimated
that thousands of children do not receive medically-prescribed equipment such as wheelchairs
and ACC devices due to economic barriers. To provide the needed assistive technology. Nock
has established a National Partnership Network that meet the strictest standards as set forth by
RESNA to ensure quality care.
Kids Wish Network
4060 Louis Ave.
Holiday FL 34691
Phone: 727-937-3600 OR 888-918-9004
Children's Resource Network
21021 Huron River Drive
New Boston MI 48164
THANKS (Tailgaters Helping Aid Needy Kid's Spirits)
Bikers Who Care
PO Box 1253
Clarksville TN 37041-1253
Grants wishes for camp & other help to children with life-threatening illnesses. Helps children
primarily in Tennessee but also other areas of the country.
Brass Ring Society, Inc.
500 Macaw Lane #5
Fern Park, FL 32730
Phone: 407-339-6188 OR 800-666-WISH
The Brass Ring Society is a national non-profit organization that designs programs and grants
wishes for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses and other children who are abused, handicapped, and mentally retarded. The society has chapters in all 50 states.
Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
"Just for Kids"
29777 Telegraph Suite #1651
Southfield MI 48034
Phone: 248-353-8222 OR 800-825-2536
Special events, toys, information and financial support for children with leukemia.
The Desi Geestman Foundation
3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite L
LaCrescenta CA 91214
Arranges temporary housing, medical supplies, transportation.
Starbright Starlight Foundation
30 E. Adams Suite #1020
Chicago IL 60683
Dedicated to the development of projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical
and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis. Starbright projects do more than educate or entertain: they address the core issues that accompany illness--the pain, fear, loneliness, and depression that can be as damaging as the sickness itself. This organization, through the efforts of Starbright Chairmen Steven Spielberg and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, have brought together an innovative combination of leaders from the worlds of technology, medicine, and entertainment to ensure that no child need sacrifice quality of life in an illness.
United Special Sportsman Alliance
7864 Shotwell Road
Pittsville WI 54466
Phone: 800-518-8019 OR 715-884-2256
A non-profit Christian organization that routinely coordinates with other caring organizations world-
wide in fulfilling a dream wish. If you know of a child (or adult) who is terminally ill or disabled and
would like to go on a FREE DREAM HUNT, FISHING TRIP AND CAMPING OR CANOEING, please contact U.S.S.A. and we will try to fulfill their "Dream Wish". Working with deer, elk, turkey, bear, pheasant farms, and property owners as well as preserves and ranches has made our hunting, fishing trips and outdoor adventures known nationwide.
Wishing Well Foundation
3929 Veterans Memorial Blvd. #303
Melairie LA 70002
Phone: 888-ONE-WISH (663-9474)
The Wishing Well Foundation will consider the wish of any child with a life-threatening illness from
ages 3 to 18. The Wishing Well Foundation receives referrals from doctors, nurses, and people just
like you! Many of the wishes are for trips to theme parks or a special day with a special someone...
perhaps a celebrity or hero. The wish can be most complex or very simple.
Her Hearts Wish
PO Box 294
Lititz PA 17543
A national wish-granting organization for women 18 to 78.
Lisa Madonia Memorial Fund
Forest Park, IL 60130
Charitable organization dedicated to granting wishes and providing support to 18 to 25 year olds
with cancer. No geographic boundaries.
Manny's Caring Hands
38224 Stevens Road
Lovettsville VA 20180
Meeting the physical and emotional needs of physically-challenged, special needs orphans, patients, families, and caregivers in the U.S. and around the world.
Fallen Heroes Last Wish Foundation
30 West Sola Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Seeks to provide the final wishes of soldiers killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom by providing
funds to properly raise and educate all the children of these soldiers.
Majic Foundation (Growth Disorders)
6645 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 708-383-0808 OR 800-3-MAGIC3 (362-4423)
National nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children whose physical growth is affected
by a medical problem.
Queen for a Day (QFAD)
A non-profit organization designed to raise the self-esteem and self-confidence of young ladies ages
3-21, with cancer. They hold events at local hospitals called tea parties where each girl receives the
royal treatment, which includes a makeover, manicure and lots of love. Tiaras donated by beauty
queens are placed on each girl's head and they are crowned "Queen for a Day!" The girls get to keep
the tiaras to remind them of the event.
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
12708 S.E. Stephens Street
Portland OR 97233
Kids Kicking Cancer
645 GriswoldStreet Suite 444
Detroit MI 48226
Weekly martial arts for sick kids up to age 22, siblings and parents. Sibling support and hospice
care also. Held at various Metro Detroit area locations.
621 W. University
Rochester MI 48307
A Michigan-based nonprofit that grants wishes for children who are suffering from life-threatening
or terminal illnesses.
Provides mentors for ill children.
Twilight Wish Foundation
PO Box 1042
Doylestown, PA 18901
To qualify for a wish, you must be a U.S. citizen, age 68 or older or a permanent resident of an elder-care facility, and with an income less than $19,000 and with assets of less than $100,000. Recipients must
also have a "documented history of contributing positively to the welfare of others over their lifetime".