Ways to Donate

No matter how you choose to support our mission, know that you make a difference.

The first moments a child and their family spend with us can be terrifying. 

From an ambulance speeding to our emergency room to a doctor’s office visit that reveals a cancer diagnosis, UPMC Children’s often meets families at the most challenging time in their lives. 

When people like you step up and get involved, those scary first hours and days can become comforting, hopeful journeys that lead to healthier tomorrows.

Gifts of all sizes help push the boundaries of what’s possible in pediatric medicine, provide excellent patient experience programming, and ensure that parents can focus on their child, not on the cost of their care.

There are countless ways to give, get involved or show your support. If you don’t see something listed below, let us help you find a meaningful way to express your concern and support for our patients and their families.

Monthly Giving

Small steady gifts add up to a lifetime of impact for our patients.

Join us in becoming a Heroes in Healing monthly donor and fight for healthier tomorrows for all kids. It’s easy, convenient, effective, and feels good knowing you’re helping kids in need all year long.

Tribute Giving

Your donation in honor or memory of a friend or loved one is a meaningful way to pay tribute to their legacy, recognize them for their achievements, or even celebrate a birthday, wedding, or other special occasion.

Honor your loved ones while making a lifesaving gift today.

Start a Fundraiser

When it comes to raising money and spirits, the more the merrier!  No idea is too big or small: whether it’s hosting a neighborhood bake sale, holding a golf tournament, raising money for your birthday, or creating an online fundraising page in honor of your child’s last chemo treatment. You’ll feel good about helping a child or family in need.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match dollar for dollar the charitable gifts (and volunteer hours) made by their employees, retirees, and employee spouses. To find out if your employer (or your spouse’s employer) is one of the 17,000 companies that match gifts, use our search tool here.

United Way

Many companies encourage their employees to donate to local nonprofits through annual United Way campaigns. Help provide hope, healing, and treatments for sick and injured kids by donating all or a portion of your United Way gift to UPMC Children’s. Remember 156 – our United Way agency code – and make a difference in the lives of local children and families in need.

Donor Advised Funds

You can direct a gift from your Donor Advised Fund and make an immediate impact on the kids and families we serve. You may also be able to name UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary to your account. Visit chpflegacy.org for more information.

Legal name: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Mailing Address: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Federal Tax ID: 25-1865744

Combined Federal Campaign

We are proud to be listed as an eligible charity through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – one of the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns. Federal employees, postal, and military donors are eligible to support UPMC Children’s by making a pledge during the campaign. Our organization code is 10232.

Planned Giving

There are different ways that you can make a planned gift to change children’s lives for the better while meeting your personal financial goals – like gifts in your will, beneficiary designations, qualified charitable distributions, appreciated assets, gifts of life insurance, and more. We are ready to partner with you to make your gift have the impact you envision.

Visit chpflegacy.org for more details on how you can include Children’s in your legacy.

Gifts of Stock

Using an appreciated asset like stock is a smart way to make a big impact on our kids.

Toy Donations

Play is essential to a child’s well-being and part of what makes Children’s so special.

Toys and crafts help provide our patients with the ability to play and express themselves during hospitalization while meeting developmental, emotional, and educational milestones.

Help promote healing through play and creativity by purchasing an item from the hospital wish list, making a donation to our virtual toy drive page, or create your own fundraising page in support of the Child Life department. For more information and updated guidelines on toy donations, please click the link below.