Your Impact - UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Your Impact

Your support makes all the difference. It provides our patients and their families with hope in the darkest of times and healing when they need it the most.

Because of your support:


children receive lifesaving transplants each year

More than 1,000

kids and young adults receive the latest and most effective cancer treatments each year

More than 1,000

tiny NICU babies receive care

More than 35,000

local children at 71 schools receive community health and wellness programming

Because of you, families hear the words:

“The cancer is gone!”

“Your son matched with an organ donor!”

Because of your investment:


more than 550 active research projects focusing on therapies and cures for many childhood diseases are just on the horizon.


Because of your partnership:


families travel from all 50 states and from 68 countries around the world for the expert medical care and leading clinicians at UPMC Children’s.


Because you give:


kids get second chances and healthier tomorrows.


If That Doesn’t Convince You

Read stories of your impact below. From clinical support and ground-breaking research, to exellence in patient care, philanthropic support powers so much of what we do, and makes a difference in the lives of our kids.

What's Happening

The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Awards Grant to Further Cancer Research

Named for legendary golfer and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer and his wife, Winnie, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Sydney’s Story

Sydney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Urea Cycle Disorder / Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency (UCD/OTC) at just one year old.

World-Class Palliative Care for Every Child and Family, at Every Stage of Life

The new Division of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care aims to build a future where there are no barriers to this life-changing care.

Lorenzo’s Journey to the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s

Within days of his birth, a team of skilled surgeons at UPMC Children’s performed open heart surgery on Lorenzo.

Children’s Trust Grants $100,000 for Startup Pediatric Research

Each spring, a group of hand-selected researchers pitch next generation, budding research concepts to members of the Children’s Trust for a chance at winning seed funding to help kickstart their research.

Welcoming New Leadership on the Board of Trustees

Learn more about Vanessa and what inspires her to serve UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh so proudly, in her own words.

Philanthropy Supports Individualized Behavioral Health Care

Throughout our hospital, there are many licensed psychologists dedicated to supporting specific service lines.

2023 Walk for Children’s: Celebrating Our First $1 Million Walk

Walk for Children’s, presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, reached new heights this year, gathering 4,157 walkers, 255 teams, and 54 sponsors.

There are countless ways to get involved!

From lemonade stands and piggy bank donations, to golf outings and fundraising pages, the possibilities are endless!

Find some suggested ways to get involved here.