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Ways to Give to Shriners Children’s Northern California

Your Donation Changes Children's Lives at Shriners Children’s Northern California

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, commonly known as Shriners Children’s. Shriners Children's has been leading specialty pediatric healthcare since 1922. We deliver specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential.

There are many reasons to make a charitable gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children – and your passion for helping children is likely at the top of that list. Friends like you make it possible for us to provide pediatric specialty care, regardless of the family's ability to pay or insurance status, today and for years to come.

Read on to learn how you can support Shriners Children's Northern California through ways that include planned giving, hosting and attending fundraising events, and participating in our community outreach.

Give Today

Shriners Hospitals for Children has pressing needs to meet every day. When you give an outright financial gift, you make our current work possible and help to shape the future of health care for children with medical needs. Outright gifts include:

  • Online donations via our donation site,
  • Checks or other monetary gifts

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your generous gift directly helps support patient care at Shriners Children's Northern California.

Give online today.

Give through your workplace matching gift program.

Give Tomorrow

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, planned giving ensures we can continue to provide the most amazing care anywhere for generations. When we know about your future intention, we can plan for your gift and all the good it can do.

Planned giving and other types of planned philanthropy advance our research and improve the medical care we provide, benefiting patients for generations. To ensure we meet the wishes of our donors, our giving programs include careful planning and thorough consideration, as our knowledgeable fundraising staff consults with donors, their families, legal professionals and wealth advisors. Together, we’ll develop a plan for giving that aligns with your specific tax objectives and estate planning needs.

  • Bequests: Maintain full control of your financial resources during your lifetime and reduce your taxable estate by including Shriners Children’s Northern California in your will or living trust.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Provide a lifetime income to you and/or a loved one and earn a current income tax deduction with a gift of cash or property.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance: Earn an immediate income tax deduction and a possible premium deduction by designating Shriners Children’s Northern California as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Gifts of Real Estate: Transfer the burden of managing a property and the expense of taxes with a gift of real estate.
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans: By naming Shriners Children’s Northern California as the beneficiary of your retirement account, such as a 401(k) or IRA, you can avoid passing on heavy income and estate taxes to your heirs.
  • Gifts of Stock or Electronic Cash Transfers: Our Development Office works in partnership with individuals and their financial institutions for these transactions.
  • Endowments and Naming Gifts: Give your family name the opportunity to represent something special at Shriners Hospitals for Children. These giving opportunities are closely aligned with a donor’s interest such as building, room or equipment namings, program-specific namings or endowed academic chair namings.

Learn more about these planned giving areas.

Fundraisers and Special Events

There are so many ways to get involved and support Shriners Children’s Northern California. Whether organizing your own fundraiser benefiting the hospital, or participating in an existing event like our annual Walk for Love™, you will be helping patients and their families receive life-changing care.

Learn more about fundraising programs.

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Fundraising Activities

Individuals, groups or businesses are invited to organize fundraisers and special events benefiting Shriners Children’s Northern California. Fundraisers can be event-based or groups may fundraise online by creating a fundraising page. To begin the process of organizing a fundraising event, click here.

Learn more about how to start an online fundraising campaign.

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Walk for Love

Our annual Walk for Love is a virtual Walk from Home event this year for people of all ages. Patients, families and the community are invited to participate anywhere they walk or run, at any time. Registration fees provide life-changing pediatric care in Northern California.

Learn more about Walk for Love.

Walk for LOVE participants

Shriners Children’s Northern California Endowed Programs and Academic Chairs

Endowed programs and academic chairs represent the pinnacle of excellence. They provide a means for funding exceptional contributions in teaching, medical research, universal scholarship and clinical service. A philanthropic contribution of at least $2 million, payable over a five-year period, establishes the endowment. The donor’s name is incorporated into the title of the program or the professional title of the academic chair holder. Building signage includes recognition in the appropriate area of the building or on the Philanthropic Society wall in the First Floor Lobby. Through a perpetual endowment fund, earnings are used to support the teaching and research activities of the program or academic who holds the chair.

For more information about donating today or planned giving opportunities that benefit Shriners Children’s Northern California, please contact:

Alan Anderson, Director of Development
Office: 916-453-2321

For more information about fundraisers, special events or in-kind donations, please contact:

Breanna Williams, Stewardship Coordinator
Office: 916-453-2321

Donate Toys, Crafts and Other Items

Patients and families greatly appreciate in-kind donations that help them while they are with us or transitioning back home. For more ideas on what to give and where to send, please contact us.

Donations are accepted weekdays, weekends and holidays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Please call us at 916-453-2321 if you need more information about delivering your donation, or if you are bringing a large donation of 50 items or more. Larger deliveries require an appointment.

For more information about in-kind donations, please contact:

Breanna Williams, Stewardship Coordinator
Office: 916-453-2321

Donate Your Vehicle to Benefit Shriners Children's Northern California

Your car donation can help transform children's lives. Each vehicle donated helps Shriners Children’s deliver exceptional healthcare. Please consider any vehicle, running or not, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. The vehicle can be in any condition and picked up from any location. Your vehicle is towed at no cost to you. Complete the online vehicle donation form or call 833-SHC-KIDS (833-742-5437) seven days a week. Learn more about the program. The process is easy, and your gift may qualify as a tax deduction.

Shop with AmazonSmile

You can support Shriners Hospitals for Children just by doing your regular Amazon shopping at When you select Shriners Hospitals for Children as your Amazon Smile charity, Amazon will donate .5% of the of the eligible purchases to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

We’re always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay or insurance status.