Indiana Children’s Wish Fund is a single-entity statewide wish-granting organization that grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, which have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. We are not affiliated with any other wish-granting organizations. Indiana Children’s Wish Fund was founded in August of 1984 and is celebrating 32 years of wish granting. Wish Children are referred to our organization by their doctors, nurses, social workers, parents, etc. Our most requested wish is trips to Disney World for the whole family, along with meeting celebrities, shopping sprees and family vacations. Some of our unique wishes have been to meet former Presidents, the Pope, working with Mother Theresa and bringing a Grandmother to the United States from Ethiopia to visit her grandchild. We have even had a wish child who ended up being an extra on the set of a Tom Cruise movie!
Our mission is to put smiles on the faces of Indiana children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness by making a dream come true. Our children have had to fight battles that children should not have to fight. These children go through miserable treatments that make them sick for days on end. They forget what childhood is all about. Granting their wish gives these brave children something to look forward to and helps build strength and hope for their futures.
The average cost of a wish is $6,000.00.
We are a not-for-profit 501C3 recognized charity registered with the State of Indiana.
Funding for wishes is made possible through the support of corporate donations, individuals and fundraising events.
To date, Indiana Children’s Wish Fund has granted more than 3,000 wishes to Indiana children.