Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish ® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.