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Summer Scamper 2024 Was a Success!

Thank you to the nearly 3,000 Scamper-ers who helped us reach our $650,000 goal! Your support is changing the lives of children and their families. 

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The Hospital School Turns 100

Did you know that tucked away on the third floor of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a unique, on-site school just for patients—and it’s celebrating its 100th anniversary! Read this story and more in our latest Packard Children’s News Spring 2024 Issue.

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All in for Kids

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is here to unlock philanthropy to transform health for all kids and moms, in Northern California and around the world.

What we do

What We Do

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health raises funds for child and maternal health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. We also shape and support programs that make health care more accessible for children with complex medical needs.

Support extraordinary care

We are the fundraising community behind the world-class, family-centered care happening every day at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

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Fuel innovative research

Our donor community powers leading-edge research at the Stanford School of Medicine to drive the best possible care and cures for moms and kids.

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Drive health care systems change

We develop and shape projects and programs that improve health care systems for all kids and families, beginning with children and youth with special health care needs.

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Living with a Grateful Heart

Armaneigh spent nearly a year waiting in our hospital for her heart transplant and a second chance.

raised since 1997


donors have given to our foundation

230+ grants

awarded to drive health care system change

At just 9 months old, Melina underwent open-heart surgery and spent months in our cardiovascular intensive care unit. Today she is a thriving 9-year-old and joyful daddy’s girl who loves music.

The Collective Power of Community

Our community is behind every treatment, every discovery, every cure, and every moment of joy at Packard Children’s Hospital. Support our Children’s Fund mission by giving to support undercompensated care, innovative research, and family and community services at our hospital.

Get Involved

A young girl and her mother hold an oversized check showing the money she raised for the children's hospital
A group of volunteers hold up quilts they made
A Summer Scamper group poses on a track at Stanford University

From toy drives to birthday celebrations, create your own fundraiser to help kids in our community reach their health potential.

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Bring joy to kids in our hospital and their families by becoming an Auxiliaries or Ambassadors member, or by creating a care kit.

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Join us at one of our fun events to show your support for children and their families.

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Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

We focus on ensuring our country’s health care system works for children and youth with special health care needs and their families. Through our grantmaking, thought leadership, and advocacy, we fund and partner with state and national organizations to conduct research and develop best practices for improving health care systems and policies. 

Helping Children Thrive

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Nima Aghaeepour, PhD, was thrilled to be welcoming his first child, a daughter named Roya, which means “dream” in his native Persian. But before her...

Elizabeth Weil’s first visit to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was filled with tears. “I didn’t even know...

Eleven-month-old Weston is a happy, chubby, sweet baby. His older brother, Ryker, and older sister, Harley, adore him, and he smiles easily at new friends....

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