MIRACLE FLIGHTS

Address
2764 N GREEN VALLEY PARKWAY No 115
HENDERSON, NV 890142100
Contact
Website: http://www.miracleflights.org
Phone: +1 (702) 261-0494
Nonprofit
NTEE: E62 - Ambulance, Emergency Medical Transport Services
EIN: 88-0209952

Mission

MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES FREE COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS FOR SICK CHILDREN NEEDING TREATMENTS AND SECOND OPINIONS NOT AVAILABLE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. OUR PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR LOW INCOME, VERY ILL CHILDREN, TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF OUR SERVICES THROUGH TARGETED OUTREACH PROGRAMS, AND TO ENLIST THE HELP OF COMMUNITY-MINDED PEOPLE THROUGH STRATEGIC CALLS TO ACTION.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1985
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area4120
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$318,671.00$524,977.00$316,482.00 $250,500.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$318,671.00$437,694.00$418,044.00 $250,500.00
Number of employees152013 7
Number of people compensated >$100k122 1
Number of volunteers1501515 40
Number of highly compensated contractors343  
Personnel
Brown, Mark
TitleCEOCEO   
Name of key/compensated personMARK BROWNMARK BROWN   
Position of compensated person
Current key employee (> $150k)TrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org50.0050.00   
Reportable compensation from org$318,671.00$158,708.00   
Breakdown of reportable comp
Base reportable compensation from org$318,671.00$158,708.00   
Bonus and incentive reportable compensation$0.00$0.00   
Other reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Retirement and other deferred compensation$10,821.00$0.00   
Nontaxable benefits from org$8,135.00$6,740.00   
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$18,956.00$6,740.00   
Sum of all compensation from org$337,627.00$165,448.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs1.00    
Employee, Ann
Title    NATIONAL PRESIDENT-28 YRS
Name of key/compensated person    ANN MCGEE 28 YEAR EMPLOYEE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    60.00
Reportable compensation from org    $250,500.00
Breakdown of reportable comp
Base reportable compensation from org    $250,500.00
Bonus and incentive reportable compensation    $0.00
Other reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Retirement and other deferred compensation    $22,500.00
Nontaxable benefits from org    $0.00
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $22,500.00
Sum of all compensation from org    $273,000.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Flynn, Keith
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personkeith flynnkeith flynn   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org5.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs1.00    
Henry, Richard
Title  DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  RICHARD L HENRY RICHARD L HENRY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00 1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Khorsandi, Christopher
TitleCHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDCHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD   
Name of key/compensated personchristopher khorsandichristopher khorsandi   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org5.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs1.00    
McDonald, Michael
Title  DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  MICHAEL MCDONALD MICHAEL MCDONALD
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00 1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
McGee, Ann
TitleBOARD MEMBER (FORMER EXECBOARD MEMBER (FORMER EXEC DIRECTOR)NATIONAL PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personANN MCGEEANN MCGEEANN MCGEE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org15.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$278,986.00$316,482.00  
Breakdown of reportable comp
Base reportable compensation from org $278,986.00$316,482.00  
Bonus and incentive reportable compensation $0.00$0.00  
Other reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Retirement and other deferred compensation $0.00$0.00  
Nontaxable benefits from org $14,200.00$6,614.00  
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$14,200.00$6,614.00  
Sum of all compensation from org $293,186.00$323,096.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$114,078.00$146,667.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs1.0020.0020.00  
McGee, William
Title  VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMIN  
Name of key/compensated person  WILLIAM MCGEE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $101,562.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Scheffler, Larry
Title  CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Name of key/compensated person  LARRY SCHEFFLER LARRY SCHEFFLER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00 1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Yeager, Jeana
Title  DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  JEANA YEAGER JEANA YEAGER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00 1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesMIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES FREE COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS FOR SICK CHILDREN NEEDING TREATMENTS AND SECOND OPINIONS NOT AVAILABLE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. OUR PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR LOW INCOME, VERY ILL CHILDREN. IN ORDER TO ASSIST EVEN MORE SICK CHILDREN, WE WORK DILIGENTLY TO PROMOTE NATIONWIDE AWARENESS OF OUR SERVICES. IN OPERATION FOR 31 YEARS, MIRACLE FLIGHTS IS A NATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION THAT GARNERS THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO FLY CHILDREN TO SPECIALISTS AND TO GET SECOND OPINIONS. MIRACLE FLIGHTS WORKS CLOSELY WITH PARENTS AND SPECIALISTS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO ASSIST YOUNG PATIENTS, EVEN THOSE IN PRENATAL STAGES. THERE IS NEVER A COST FOR THE FLIGHTS TO ANY OF OUR FAMILIES, NOR ARE OUR YOUNG PASSENGERS LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS THEIR FAMILIES MAY REQUEST.Miracle Flights provides free commercial airline tickets for sick children needing treatments and second opinions not available in their own communities. Our purpose is to improve access to healthcare forlow income, very ill children. We work diligently to promote nationwide awareness of our services. In operation for 30 years, the organization recently completed it's 100,000 flight. Miracle Flights is a national social welfare, health and human services organization that garners the financial resources to fly children to specialists and to get second opinions. Miracle Flights works closely with parents and specialists all across the United States to assist young patients, even those in prenatal stages. There is never a direct cost for the flights for low income children, nor are our young passengers limited in the number of flights their families may request.MIRACLE FLIGHTS IS A NATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION THAT GARNERS THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO FLY CHILDREN TO SPECIALISTS AND TO GET SECOND OPINIONS. MIRACLE FLIGHTS WORKS CLOSELY WITH PARENTS AND SPECIALISTS ALL ACROSS THE U.S. TO ASSIST YOUNG PATIENTS, EVEN THOSE IN PRENATAL STAGES. THERE IS NEVER A DIRECT COST FOR THE FLIGHTS FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN, NOR ARE OUR YOUNG PASSENGERS LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS THEIR FAMILIES MAY REQUEST. GIVEN THE EVER-MOUNTING COSTS OF HEALTHCARE TODAY, MANY FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO MANAGE THEIR ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL BURDEN OF PURCHASING COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS TO GET THEIR CHILDREN TO LIFE-GIVING TREATMENT FAR AWAY FROM HOME. MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS IS A NATIONAL 501 (C) (3)SOCIAL WELFARE, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION THAT GARNERS THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO FLY CHILDREN TO SPECIALISTS AND TO GET SECOND OPINIONS. MIRACLE FLIGHTS WORKS CLOSELY WITH PARENTS AND SPECIALISTS ALL ACROSS THE U.S. TO ASSIST YOUNG PATIENTS, EVEN THOSE IN PRENATAL STAGES. THERE IS NEVER A DIRECT COST FOR THE FLIGHTS FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN, NOR ARE OUR YOUNG PASSENGERS LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS THEIR FAMILIES MAY REQUEST. GIVEN THE EVER-MOUNTING COSTS OF HEALTHCARE TODAY, MANY FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO MANAGE THE ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL BURDEN OF PURCHASING COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS TO GET THEIR CHILDREN TO LIFE-GIVING TREATMENTS FAR AWAY FROM HOME. MIRACLE FLIGHTS ASSURES FAMILIES THAT THEY WILL GET THERE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 12-13 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING 5,965 FLIGHTS AND 3,619,162 MILES OF ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN.
Program service expenses, total$2,507,848.00$2,568,205.00$1,182,036.00 $1,930,815.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THERE ARE 20,000 KNOWN DISEASES. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS CAN TREAT ONLY ABOUT 200 OF THEM. WHAT HAPPENS TO SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED TO SEE SPECIALISTS IN ANOTHER STATE BUT CANNOT AFFORD THE HIGH COST OF COMMERICAL AIRLINE TICKETS? MIRACLE FLIGHTS IS FAST APPROACHING 100,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK KIDS, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS, OVER 54,000,000 MILES SO FAR. THE PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, AND TO THEIR PARENTS BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COST OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 2014-15 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING 92,000 NATIONWIDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WITH 6,801 OF THEM DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FACILITATING URGENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN. THIS TOTAL REPRESENTS A 25% INCREASE IN FLIGHTS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS. SOMETIME IN THE 2ND OR 3RD QUARTER OF 2016, MIRACLE FLIGHTS WILL COMPLETE ITS 100,000TH FLIGHT.
Program expenses  $1,182,036.00  
Grants and allocations made  $20,000.00  
Program revenue  $16,022,312.00  
Program description  THERE ARE 20,000 KNOWN DISEASES. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS CAN TREAT ONLY ABOUT 200 OF THEM. WHAT HAPPENS TO SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED TO SEE SPECIALISTS IN ANOTHER STATE BUT CANNOT AFFORD THE HIGH COST OF COMMERICAL AIRLINE TICKETS? MIRACLE FLIGHTS IS FAST APPROACHING 100,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK KIDS, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS, OVER 54,000,000 MILES SO FAR. THE PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, AND TO THEIR PARENTS BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COST OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 2014-15 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING 92,000 NATIONWIDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WITH 6,801 OF THEM DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FACILITATING URGENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN. THIS TOTAL REPRESENTS A 25% INCREASE IN FLIGHTS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS. SOMETIME IN THE 2ND OR 3RD QUARTER OF 2016, MIRACLE FLIGHTS WILL COMPLETE ITS 100,000TH FLIGHT.  
THERE ARE OVER 20,000 KNOWN RARE DISEASES. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS MAY HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MANY OF THESE DISEASES, SO MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO SEE SPECIALISTS. THIS IS WHERE MIRACLE FLIGHTS COMES IN. WITH THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A ROUNDTRIP COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKET COSTING UPWARDS OF $550, THIS COST CAN QUICKLY CAUSE FAMILIES SEVERE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, OR WORSE YET, FORCE THEM TO FORGO MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL CARE FOR THE CHILDREN. MIRACLE FLIGHTS WILL FLY A CHILD AND UP TO 2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO TREATMENT, FOLLOW-UP CARE OR FOR A SECOND OPINION. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY INCLUDES INCOME VERIFICATION, PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FROM THE PATIENT'S LOCAL DOCTOR, AND APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION FROM THE TREATMENT SITE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS PROVIDED OVER 108,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS, OVER 60,000,000 MILES SO FAR! MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS RECENTLY EXPANDED ITS REACH BY FLYING CHILDREN FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES TO AMERICAN SPECIALISTS. THE MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND HANDLING THE COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COSTS OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 2016-17 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING OVER 108,000 NATIONWIDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WITH 8,226 OF THEM DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FACILITATING URGENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN.
Program expenses$2,507,848.00$2,568,205.00  $1,930,815.00
Grants and allocations made$1,635,979.00$75,000.00  $1,107,986.00
Program revenue$5,398,456.00$2,144,077.00   
Program descriptionTHERE ARE OVER 20,000 KNOWN RARE DISEASES. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS MAY HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MANY OF THESE DISEASES, SO MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO SEE SPECIALISTS. THIS IS WHERE MIRACLE FLIGHTS COMES IN. WITH THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A ROUNDTRIP COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKET COSTING UPWARDS OF $550, THIS COST CAN QUICKLY CAUSE FAMILIES SEVERE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, OR WORSE YET, FORCE THEM TO FORGO MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL CARE FOR THE CHILDREN. MIRACLE FLIGHTS WILL FLY A CHILD AND UP TO 2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO TREATMENT, FOLLOW-UP CARE OR FOR A SECOND OPINION. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY INCLUDES INCOME VERIFICATION, PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FROM THE PATIENT'S LOCAL DOCTOR, AND APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION FROM THE TREATMENT SITE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS PROVIDED OVER 108,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS, OVER 60,000,000 MILES SO FAR! MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS RECENTLY EXPANDED ITS REACH BY FLYING CHILDREN FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES TO AMERICAN SPECIALISTS. THE MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND HANDLING THE COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COSTS OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 2016-17 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING OVER 108,000 NATIONWIDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WITH 8,226 OF THEM DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FACILITATING URGENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN.THERE ARE OVER 20,000 KNOWN RARE DISEASES WHICH ARE DEFINED AS A DISEASE THAT IMPACTS LESS THAN 200,000 PEOPLE. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MANY OF THESE DISEASES SO MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO SEE THESE SPECIALISTS. THIS IS WHERE MIRACLE FLIGHTS COMES IN. WITH THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A ROUNDTRIP COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKET COSTING UPWARDS OF $550, THIS COST CAN QUICKLY CAUSE FAMILIES SEVERE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, OR WORSE YET, FORCE THEM TO FORGO MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL CARE.MIRACLE FLIGHTS WILL FLY A PATIENT AND UP TO 2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO TREATMENT, FOLLOW-UP CARE OR FOR A SECOND OPINION. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY INCLUDES INCOME VERIFICATION, PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FROM THE PATIENT'S LOCAL DOCTOR, AND APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION FROM THE TREATMENT SITE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS FLOWN OVER 103,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK CHILDREN, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS, OVER 57,000,000 MILES SO FAR! MIRACLE FLIGHTS HAS RECENTLY EXPANDED IT'S REACH BY BEGINNING TO FLY CHILDREN FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES TO AMERICAN SPECIALISTS. THE MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND HANDLING THE COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COSTS OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. MIRACLE FLIGHTS CLOSED ITS 2015-16 PROGRAM YEAR PROVIDING OVER 100,000 NATIONWIDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WITH 7,868 OF THEM DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FACILITATING URGENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA'S MOST FRAGILE CHILDREN.  THERE ARE 20,000 KNOWN DISEASES. LOCAL COMMUNITY DOCTORS CAN TREAT ONLY ABOUT 200 OF THEM. WHAT HAPPENS TO SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED TO SEE SPECIALISTS IN ANOTHER STATE BUT CANNOT AFFORD THE HIGH COST OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS? MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS IS FAST APPROACHING 80,000 FREE FLIGHTS FOR SICK KIDS, FLYING THEM AS FAR AS THEY NEED TO GO, AS MANY TIMES AS REQUIRED BY THEIR DOCTORS,OVER 42,000,000 MILES SO FAR. THE PROGRAM IS CHILD FOCUSED, AIMED AT DISADVANTAGED, SICK CHILDREN WHO NEED SPECIALIZED, MEDICAL CARE. MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES TO SICK CHILDREN THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS, AND TO THEIR PARENTS BY COORDINATING THE AIRLINE SCHEDULING AND COMMERCIAL FLIGHT MEDICAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. WITH INCREASING TICKET COSTS, THE COST OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TICKETS HAVE BECOME COST PROHIBITIVE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. BY ENSURING THAT VERY ILL CHILDREN HAVE THE FINANCIAL HELP TO ACCESS TO THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR DISEASE, MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS ADDS PRECIOUS TIME TO THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND BRIGHTENS THEIR FUTURES. 78,673 FREE FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED, AND 42,814,670 MILES FLOWN TO GET AMERICA'S LOW-INCOME CHILDREN WELL.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$5,398,456.00$2,144,077.00$16,022,312.00 $43,347,528.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$2,130,728.00$2,225,472.00$15,075,665.00$2,545,013.00$42,221,143.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$695,144.00$804,663.00   
Investment income, current yr$3,069,543.00-$174,084.00$619,743.00 $23,600.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$2,130,728.00$2,225,472.00$15,075,665.00 $42,221,143.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$198,185.00$92,689.00$326,904.00 $1,102,785.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Program service revenue (total)  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$5,407,776.00$3,125,185.00$16,022,312.00 $43,347,528.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$2,130,728.00$2,225,472.00$15,075,665.00 $42,221,143.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$198,185.00$92,689.00$326,904.00 $1,102,785.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$704,080.00$807,024.00$420,967.00 $23,600.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$4,122,012.00$5,175,584.00$9,516,844.00 $2,405,057.00
Total functional expenses: program service $2,507,848.00$2,568,205.00$1,182,036.00 $1,930,815.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$1,145,955.00$1,605,060.00$7,179,209.00 $173,381.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$468,209.00$1,002,319.00$1,155,599.00 $300,861.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$457,555.00$688,956.00$65,216.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$392,551.00$909,041.00$1,057,320.00 $210,886.00
Investment management fees (total)$257,713.00$263,255.00$102,256.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$42,885,283.00$41,778,605.00$52,778,074.00$41,427,410.00$42,411,147.00
Total assets, beginning of year$41,778,605.00$52,778,074.00$41,427,410.00 $1,486,020.00
Total liabilities$215,511.00$385,277.00$7,345,314.00$2,500,120.00$12,381.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$385,277.00$7,345,314.00$2,500,120.00 $37,994.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net    $21,954.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$42,608,538.00$41,361,187.00$45,397,000.00 $42,398,766.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$61,234.00$32,141.00$35,760.00  
Net assets$42,669,772.00$41,393,328.00$45,432,760.00 $42,398,766.00
Net assets, beginning of year$41,393,328.00$45,432,760.00$38,927,290.00 $1,448,026.00
Other liabilities $0.00$7,257,421.00 $0.00
Other assets$8,698,364.00$8,698,364.00$9,576,721.00 $14,376.00
Investments: other securities$32,102,922.00$29,597,047.00$36,881,401.00 $877,796.00
Investments: publicly traded securities    $16,565.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$2,069,521.00$3,453,780.00$6,256,034.00 $41,480,456.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$3,453,780.00$6,256,034.00$201,510.00 $86,293.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$1,276,444.00-$3,031,507.00$6,505,468.00 $40,942,471.00
Advertising (total)$61,250.00    
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$4,464.00$2,918.00$5,986.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$215,511.00$385,277.00$87,893.00 $12,381.00
Total net assets or fund balances$42,669,772.00$41,393,328.00$45,432,760.00 $42,398,766.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$7,164.00$9,292.00$8,145.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members335 5
Number of independent voting members334 4
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue True
Audit on consolidated basisTrueTrueTrue  
Relationships among key personnel TrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrue True
Tax year start date2016-05-012015-05-012014-05-01 2012-05-01
Tax year end date2017-04-012016-04-012015-04-012014-04-012013-04-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with family member TrueTrue True
Business transaction with employeeTrueTrue   
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrueTrue  
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990 990
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-272017-01-132016-07-22 2013-09-26
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v6.0 2012v2.1
Filing identifier201732559349300133201612609349300611201610759349300776 201342549349300004
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