The following are wish-granting agencies who either grant wishes nationally or throughout several states. I have not worked with any of them personally, but provide this list for a resource. Please let me know of others not on the list so I can add them or if links quit working.
Angel Wish- Granting holiday and birthday wishes for chronically ill children.
Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation- Housing for families of children who are critically ill and receiving treatment at John Hopkins. They also provide respite houses at various vacation getaways for the whole family of children who are critically ill.
Benefits 4 Kids-Granting the outdoor wishes of children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.
Bryan’s Dream- The purpose of the foundation is to fulfill Bryan’s dream by providing hope and support to children with brain tumors as well as their families and to ensure that no child’s life is ended prematurely.
Buckmaster’s Life Hunts- Life Hunts grants hunting trips to critically ill and extremely disabled children and young adults up to age 21.
Camp Sunshine- Supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The camp has the distinction of being the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family—the ill child, the parents, and the siblings. Since its inception, Camp Sunshine has provided a haven for over 30,000 individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Casey Cares-Providing Vacations, Family Festivities, Birthday Blasts, Special PJ’s, Help with Groceries, for critically ill kids to patients of hospitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Midwest.
Catch-A-Dream-Grants once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences to children 18 years old or younger who have a life-threatening illness. Any child, who is a U.S. or Canadian citizen, has a qualifying physician-certified life-threatening illness, and has not had another hunting or fishing grant, is eligible for consideration.
Cherished Creations-Granting wishes for seriously ill and underprivileged kids under the age of 21.
Clayton Dabney for Kids With Cancer- Provides families with financial assistance, household expenses, last wishes, special events, and travel whose children are in the final stages of cancer.
Cleaning For a Reason- Offers free professional housecleaning services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Deliver the Dream- For families when a child develops a life-threatening disease, or a parent is diagnosed with a debilitating illness.
Do It For The Love- Wish granting organization that brings people with life-threatening illness, wounded veterans, and children with severe challenges to live concerts.
Dream Factory-Granting dreams to critically and chronically ill children age 3-18. Granting wishes to children in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tenessee, Texas, and Utah.
Dream Foundation-Dream Foundation is a national wish-granting organization who grants the wishes of terminally ill adults aged 18 to 65.
Gifts From The Heart For Downs- Granting wishes for 16 and older with Downs Syndrome. Children younger than 16 are on a case by case basis.
Give Kids The World-This organization is not a wish-granting organization in the strictest sense. Rather, it works with other wish foundations to send children with life-threatening illnesses to the Central Florida area. Every child that comes to Give Kids The World does so with the sponsorship of another wish-granting organization. It has served children from all 50 states and more than 45 countries.
Hope Kids-Providing all children with life-threatening illness and their families with free events to look forward to rather than focusing on their next treatment. Events are located in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas City, Minnesota, and North Texas
Hunt of a Lifetime- A nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting & fishing adventures and dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
Jason’s Dreams for Kids- Granting Wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Jessie Rees Foundation- Supporting kids and families that are dealing with cancer by providing fun “Doses of Hope” for a year.
Kid Wish Network- Granting Wishes for the terminally ill 3-18. Doctors note required.
Make a Wish Foundation- Granting wishes to kids 2 1/2 – 18 with life-threatening medical conditions.
Marty Lyons Foundation- Granting wishes to children ages 3-17 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Project Angel Fares- Providing travel expenses to Morgan’s Wonderland an ultra-accessible theme park.
Ride a Wave- Has a mission is to give children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach, whether they are physically, developmentally or economically challenged.
Room to Dream- The mission of the Room to Dream Foundation is to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, our hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes.
Special Spectators- Providing VIP Game Days to families to provide a break for families who are dealing with a loved one’s illness.
Sunshine Foundation- Their purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. Family income must be under $75,000 yearly.
Take a Breather Foundation- Fulfilling wishes for children with Cystic Fibrosis between 5-18.
The Granted Wish Project- Granting sports and celebrity wishes for physically impaired kids 5-25. Must be a legal resident of the US.
The Outdoor Dream Foundation- A non-profit organization that grants outdoor adventures to children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness.
Twilight Wish Foundation- Has a mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations connecting Generations.
United Special Sportsmen Alliance- A non-profit Christian organization that routinely coordinates with other caring organizations worldwide 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 USA- Filling wishes for terminally ill children ages 3-18. Limited only by your child’s imagination.
3 Little Birds 4 Life- Granting wishes for people with cancer between the ages of 18-40 in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Iowa, Wisconsin.