Candle Wishes Foundation (Murfreesboro, TN)


  • Name:Brooks Christol

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Candle Wishes Foundation
  • Address:PO Box 332503
    Murfreesboro, TN 37133-2503
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:615-275-6614

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Candle Wishes provides unique services to address the basic needs and desires of under-privileged children through community birthday celebrations complete with streamers, cake and gifts for each eligible child. The event aims to provide more than just material gifts to wanting children, but also to provide a sense of hope, caring and love to all members of the community.

    Parents in the Candle Wishes program experience the joy of knowing their needs are being met every month as they have the opportunity to provide birthday presents for their children. Instead of cynicism about a world that doesn’t care, these families are encouraged that their community is different. Children learn that there are caring people in the world. When hundreds of families and children experience that kind of changed attitudes, a community becomes a better place to live.

  • History:
  • As a seventeen year old, Jenny Williams recognized a few needs in her Rutherford County, TN community: underprivileged children needed someone to celebrate their birthdays, and with much of the philanthropy concentrated during the holidays, people needed a cause that would allow them to locally express their generous spirit throughout the year. Candle Wishes was birthed in 2002 to meet these needs. With the support of individuals, businesses, and other community groups, Candle Wishes fulfilled the birthday wishes of 375 children in 2003 and now serves approximately 700 children annually in Rutherford County, Memphis, and Franklin TN.

  • Year established:
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:1


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:86-1123637

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:861123637
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JENNY KING
  • Organization Address:729 SARATOGA DR
  • Organization City:MURFREESBORO
  • Organization State:TN
  • Organization Zip:37130-5612
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 2005
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P58
  • Asset Amount:$77,809
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$96,729
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$93,674
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:27:33 pm

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