About Us


A Special Wish Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.

Founded in 1982, A Special Wish Foundation was the first wish-granting organization in Ohio, and now has chapters across the U.S. Since 1982, wishes have been granted to thousands of qualifying children. A Special Wish Foundation is the only major wish-granting organization in the United States which grants wishes to qualifying infants, children, and adolescents from birth through and including the age of 20 years. 

A Special Wish Cleveland Chapter proudly opened its doors in 2013. Since launching, the award-winning Cleveland Chapter is proud to be locally operated by dedicated Clevelanders. All donations to the Cleveland Chapter stay right here in Northeast Ohio and are directly applied to granting the wishes of local kiddos battling life-threatening disorders.

Our Big Wish Program and our Sparkles of Joy Program are what make us the most sought after and innovative wish granting charity in Ohio.

A Special Wish Foundation offers their services to all qualifying children, and does not discriminate based on race, gender, nationality, or ethnicity.