Areas of Support

Your support directly benefits our community

It is YOUR choice—what will YOU support? We know that you put your heart and soul into your work every day and we want your gift to be meaningful to you.  No matter the amount or the purpose, our patients are grateful for the support and your gift WILL make a difference. 

You may designate your gift to the Children’s Fund or to a child health program at the hospital or Stanford University School of Medicine that is meaningful to you.


Many of the programs and services we provide are partially or fully supported by philanthropy. If you choose to support the Children’s Fund, your gift will provide flexible support for the hospital’s highest ongoing priorities, including important programs that are not covered by insurance:

Care for all children and expectant mothers in the community who need our specialized treatment, regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Research grants that enable our physicians and caregivers to turn innovative ideas into better care for children and expectant mothers.
 Family and community services, such as chaplaincy, interpreter services, and recreation therapy, that help our patient families heal, as well as programs like our Teen Health Van and Car Seat Fitting Station that offer more families access to life-saving care.

In 2016, Lucile Packard Children’s Fund donors like you contributed more than $8.2 million in support of our hospital’s highest priorities in pediatric research, family and community programs, and uncompensated care. Thank you!

Ways to donate