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Ways to Give

When you give to our Foundation, you hand a childhood back to a sick kid and their family. Give your way to help power the next breakthrough discovery, provide compassionate care to kids while they are undergoing treatment, and build a safety net for families who need some extra support.

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Make a Gift

When you give to our Foundation, you become a champion for maternal and children’s health. 

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

When you include our Foundation in your estate plans, you set up a legacy of generosity that will impact the lives of moms and kids for years to come.

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Support a Fundraiser

Help kids get the best possible care by contributing to one of our community’s fundraisers, like a cycling event or dance-a-thon.

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Corporate Giving

Support the programs that are most meaningful to your company, your employees, your community, and your customers—and make a big impact on our mission along the way.

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Foundation Giving

We welcome the opportunity to match your organization’s funding interests and priorities with groundbreaking research by our world-class faculty that will improve the lives of children and families.

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Transformational Giving

A significant philanthropic investment in Packard Children’s Hospital delivers life-saving care for kids in need today and helps accelerate the cures of tomorrow.

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Stocks and Securities

Stocks and Securities

Make a Gift of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock and other securities can accelerate innovative research and help our hospital deliver the very best care. When you give appreciated stock (owned for more than one year), you benefit from giving the full market value of the stock—without having to pay any capital gains tax on the appreciation.

How to make a gift of stock:

  1. Contact your broker to arrange the gift. You may use the securities transfer form form to make electronic transfers directly into our brokerage accounts at Morgan Stanley or Charles Schwab. Please send the form to your broker and email a copy to
  2. Indicate if your gift should be directed to an area other than the Children’s Fund or if your gift is in honor or in memory of someone special.
  3. If you don’t have a broker, or you have a certificate that you would like to give, please call our Advancement Services team at (650) 461-9980 to arrange the gift and receive instructions on how to transfer the certificate.

If you’re interested in learning about additional ways of using your stocks and other securities to fund a gift, contact our Gift Planning team at (650) 461-9990 or

Shop for Packard

Support kids and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford while you shop. Take advantage of the donation opportunities below, and check back often for new promotions.


All proceeds donated to Packard Children’s.

ChalkWild Backpack

$11.80 per backpack-and-marker purchase will go to Packard Children’s.

Farm Fresh To You

Use code LUCILEPACKARD and 10% of the cost of every order will be donated to Packard Children’s.

First Ray Designs

50% of net proceeds from stickers will be donated to the Child Life and Creative Arts Department.

Maisy Puffs

50% of sales will be donated to help fund pediatric cancer research.


A percentage of proceeds from all sock sales will be donated.

Soap Made With Hope

100% of gross proceeds donated to Packard Children’s.

Sports Basement

10% of all sales donated when you choose Packard Children’s as your Basementeer beneficiary

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Stanford Federal Credit Union

$50-$500. “You join. We donate. Kids win.”

Donor-Advised Fund

Give Via a Donor-Advised Fund

Many of our supporters give via a donor-advised fund, which is an investment account for charitable dollars. Setting up a donor-advised fund is easy, and it can be funded with assets at a time that works best for you (e.g., for tax reasons). Then, you can hold the money in your donor-advised fund and let it grow while you decide which specific charities you want to support over time. 

Once you have a donor-advised fund set up, simply contact the fund administrator and let them know you have a grant recommendation. You may even be able to do this online and track your previous gifts. The fund administrator will then contact the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and let us know the gift is coming.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to plan your gift, contact our Gift Planning team at (650) 461-9990 or

Gift Designation

Designate Your Gift

When you give to the Children’s Fund, your donation supports patients and their families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and research supporting child and maternal health at the Stanford School of Medicine. You can choose to designate your gift to the Children’s Fund or the child health program that is most meaningful to you. Any way you give, 100% of your gift will be used for the purpose you choose.

The Children’s Fund provides flexible support for our hospital’s highest ongoing priorities:

  • care for all children and expectant mothers in our region who need specialized treatment, regardless of their family’s ability to pay,
  • research grants that enable our physicians, caregivers, and scientists to turn innovative ideas into better care for children and expectant mothers, and
  • family and community services that promote healing, such as chaplaincy or recreation therapy, as well as programs like our Teen Health Van and Safely Home car seat fit checks that offer more families access to life-saving care.

Or designate your gift to other priority areas, such as:

Simply designate your gift on our online donation form. Questions? Email us at

Workplace Giving

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a nonprofit hospital. We rely on philanthropy to support programs like Child Life and Creative Arts, fuel innovative research, and provide the best possible care. Donations of any amount make a difference. Together we can amplify our impact for the children, mothers, and families we serve. When those of us closest to our hospital show our pride and dedication by making a gift, it demonstrates to individuals and organizations in our community that Packard Children’s is worthy of their support. 

Want to learn more about how to get involved? Below are a few ways you can support our mission.

Make a Gift Today

Make a one-time, tax-deductible donation. Every dollar helps in supporting the compassionate care and cutting-edge research that makes Packard Children’s Hospital such an incredible place.

Give Monthly

Be a lifeline for our patients and give the gift of hope and health year-round by becoming a monthly giving partner

Fundraise Your Way

Create a fundraiser to support your department or a specific area of interest. No idea is too big or too small.

Tap Into Our Collective Power

Every day, we give our time, our hearts, and our expertise, and during  October, we fundraise through the It Starts with Us giving campaign. Why? Because supporting our patients starts with us.

Join In

Celebrate the impact of your philanthropy at events designed just for you, our amazing team members at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

Company Gift Matching

Double Your Donation

Many employers provide matching gift programs to double charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. 

How to Get a Company Gift Match

  1. Donate online or by mail today. If you recently made a donation, go to step 2.
  2. Search in the Double the Donation bar below to see if your employer matches gifts.
  3. Submit your form by email to, and we’ll work with your company to get your gift matched.
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If you choose to donate or submit your form by mail, please send the information to:

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Matching Gifts
400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340
Palo Alto, CA 94301

LPFCH’s tax identification number is: 77-0440090

If you have questions, contact Advancement Services at

Mail Donations

Donate by Mail

Thank you for considering a donation to Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. Every gift makes a difference for expectant mothers, sick children, and their families. To donate by mail, complete and mail our  donation form with your check or credit card information to:

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Attn: Advancement Services
P.O. Box 847105
Los Angeles, CA 90084-7105

In-Kind Gifts

Give a Gift in Kind

Gifts like toys, books, or other items on our wish list help us provide playful and fun activities to kids and families year-round.

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Virtual Toy Drives and Amazon Wish List items go a long way in helping us provide playful and fun activities to patients and families year-round!

Shop Our Wish List

Toys, games, and art supplies are used to stock the playroom, celebrate special occasions, and create positive and comforting experiences during scary procedures. Browse our wish list for our most needed items.

For questions regarding care kits or donating non-monetary items, or to schedule a drop-off, please contact

Get Involved

Start a Fundraiser

From golf tournaments to birthday celebrations, create your own fundraisers to help kids in our community reach their health potential.

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Volunteer Your Time

Bring joy to patients and their families by having a positive impact on their experience in the hospital.

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Attend an Event

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

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