Qualifications for Membership in the Association of Wish Granting Organizations are:
 

  • Have a Compatible Member Purpose: Provide services in the granting of wishes or dreams to seriously, critically, chronically, terminally, or individuals with life threatening medical conditions (the "Member Purpose");

  • Be Registered as a Non-Profit Corporation: Be a non-profit corporation duly organized and in good standing under the laws of a state or territory of the United States of America, or other appropriate governmental jurisdiction;

  • Tax Exempt Organization Status: Be a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or other pertinent code, rule or regulation of the appropriate jurisdiction;

  • Non-Discriminatory Practice: Engage in all of its activities without regard to race, religion, political preference, ethnic, cultural or national origin, sex or similar basis;

  • Demonstrate Integrity and Effectiveness: Including administrative integrity, program effectiveness, fund raising efficiency, financial responsibility and accountability to donors through compliance with all local, state and federal laws:

  • Meet such other qualifications and requirements as the Association may require from time to time; i.e., submit requested paperwork in order to remain a member in good standing.

  • Members also agree to expend no more than 30% of their total annual expenditures on administrative and fundraising costs, thereby providing at least 70% of their total annual expenditures on programs and activities directly related to the fulfillment of wishes and dreams.

The Association of Wish Granting Organizations (AWGO) is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Organization