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Idaho Chapter

History and Awards

Founded in 1986, the Idaho chapter provides wishes to all eligible children throughout the entire state.

Make-A-Wish Idaho is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Idaho chapter covers the entire state of Idaho and is chartered under Make-A-Wish America in Phoenix, AZ.

2005 – Make-A-Wish Idaho is awarded an Infinite Wish Award for Zeke’s Wish

2006- Aubrey's wish to be a super hero wins the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s annual Infinite Wish Award, given each year to a chapter that involved an entire community in making a child’s wish come true.

2006 – Make-A-Wish Idaho wins the Non-Profit “Making a Difference” Community Service Award

2008 – Make-A-Wish Idaho receives a Mission Excellence Award for its year-over-year increase in the number of wishes granted.

2009- Received the Katie Award for creating a corporate sponsorship with with Snapfish who provided books for donors and wish families across the country

2009- Mitch's wish to be a movie producer premiers with a red carpet event and later wins the annual Infinite Wish Award.

2012- Make-A-Wish Idaho celebrated granting our 1,000th wish, Cardon's wish to meet John Cena.

2012- Sam's wish to meet Alex Ovechkin is featured during ESPN's My Wish series.

2014 – Make-A-Wish Idaho receives an Innovation Award for Brody’s wish. Make-A-Wish Idaho received national attention for granting the one-of-a-kind wish of a robotic pet dragon in the style of the film How to Train Your Dragon.

2016 – Make-A-Wish Idaho was distinguished with a Wish Achievement Award for increasing the number of wishes it granted.

2017 – Again, Make-A-Wish Idaho received a Wish Achievement Award for granting more wishes than the years before.

2018 - Make-A-Wish Idaho celebrates its 1,500th wish by granting Emerson's wish to go to the Bahamas!

2019 ­– Make-A-Wish Idaho earns a Mission Achievement Award for year-over-year increase in wishes granted.

2019 –Make-A-Wish Idaho was honored with the prestigious Katie Award, recognizing the corporate partnership established with Scentsy.

2020 –Make-A-Wish celebrated its 40th anniversary on World Wish Day (April 29), the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980.

Make-A-Wish Idaho has office locations in Boise and Pocatello.
Make-A-Wish® Idaho
310 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-9474