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Your Donation Changes Children's Lives at Shriners Children’s Portland

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 Portland through ways that include planned giving, hosting and attending fundraising events, and participating in our community outreach.

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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 healthcare for children with medical needs. Outright gifts include:

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 Portland.

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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 Portland 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 Portland as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Gifts of Real Estate: Making a gift of real estate directly contributes to the Shriners Children’s mission. Gifts of real estate can be directed to Shriners Children’s locations in the United States. We can help ensure that your real estate assets have the greatest possible impact while also maximizing tax benefits. For more information, visit Real Estate Donations.
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans: By naming Shriners Children’s Portland 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: Shriners Children’s is able to offer our supporters an easy method to make stock donations in 10 minutes or less. You can now donate stock from your brokerage to Shriners Children’s through a secure portal, making the gifting process fast, safe and easy. If you would like to specifically designate Shriners Children's Portland when making your donation, please contact us for assistance.
  • 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.
  • Cryptocurrency: Donors’ gifts change lives at Shriners Children’s, and crypto giving is a powerful way to make a difference and maximize your impact. Learn more about the tax advantages of cryptocurrency donations or, start giving today. For electronic transfer information, please contact

Learn more about these planned giving areas.

Fundraising Activities

Separate from the Walk for LOVE event, individuals, groups or businesses may organize fundraisers and special events. These groups may also fundraise online by creating a fundraising page. Learn more about how to start an online fundraising campaign.

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Fundraisers, Special Events or In-kind Donations

For more information about fundraisers, special events or in-kind donations, please email Lynda Luce, stewardship coordinator or call 971-544-3338.

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Other Fundraising Opportunities

Annually, Shriners Children’s Portland works to secure support for certain departments in our hospital. Your donations help maintain the highest level of care for our children.

These fundraising priorities include, but are not limited to:

  • Rehabilitation department
    • Speech therapy (especially the Assistive and Augmentative Communications program)
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Recreational rehabilitation
  • Outreach clinics in Oregon, Washington and Alaska
  • Motion analysis center
  • Neuromuscular clinics

For more information about donating to these or other programs, please contact

Angela Gofredo, Director of Philanthropy Portland
Office: 971-544-3334

Endowment Positions & Programs

Shriners Children’s Portland is also seeking support for two endowed positions/programs of high importance to our future

Endowed Chair – Chief of Staff - $3,000,000

Endowed chairs are proven catalysts for transformation and achievement. They elevate a hospital’s stature and inspire those who work there to strive for more.

As the leading pediatric orthopedic hospital in the Pacific Northwest, our goal is to expand our care to even more children. In order to achieve our vision, Shriners Children’s Portland is seeking a $3 million endowment to establish an Endowed Chair for the Chief of Staff. When funded, the Endowed Chair will allow the chief of staff to have additional resources to focus on new models of clinical care, value-based payment models and other transformation required in healthcare reform.

This investment can be paid over five years. The donor’s name(s) will be associated with the endowed chair in perpetuity.

Endowed Fellowship Program $2,000,000

A fellowship is the period of medical training in the United States that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty-training program (residency). This training is for doctors who wish to become master practitioners within a niche area of medicine. A generation ago, Medicare funded fellowships. That is no longer the case. Currently, the cost of providing one fellowship to Shriners Children's Portland for one year is $100,000. Shriners Children’s Portland is pursuing a $2 million donation to establish a named Endowed Fellowship and support the ongoing costs of this program. This gift may be payable over five years. The donor’s name(s) will be associated with the Fellowship in perpetuity.

For more information about donating to these or other programs, please contact:

Angela Gofredo, Director of Development
Office: 971-544-3334

Donations of Toys, Crafts, Toiletries, and Other Items

Thank you for considering to make an in-kind (non-monetary) donation to Shriners Children’s Portland. Please visit our updated Amazon Wish List for toys and in-kind donations to our hospital. Please include your name, email or mailing address in the Gift Message box at Checkout so we may thank you for your generosity. Please select “unwrapped” and ‘‘fewest shipments’’ possible to ensure your entire donation arrives to us in as few shipments as possible.

Patients and families greatly appreciate your in-kind donations to help them while they are with us or transitioning back home. Donations of four bags/boxes or less are accepted on weekdays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For larger donations, advance notice is required. Please call 971-544-3338 for questions or to make an appointment. Unfortunately, donations are not accepted on weekends. 

For more ideas on what to give and where to send, please download our Ideas for Giving.

Donate Your Vehicle to Benefit Shriners Children's Portland

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.

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