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Your Donation Changes Children's Lives at Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City

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 Salt Lake City 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 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 Salt Lake City.

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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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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.

Philanthropic Giving, Fundraising Events, Sponsorships and In-Kind Donations

There are so many ways to get involved and support Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City. From our annual Walk for Love™ to outright gifts supporting our mission and volunteering to help fundraise or support patient needs and activities, there is always a way to help patients and their families receive life-changing care. Learn more about how to support Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City.

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Proud Supporter Events and Fundraising Activities

Individuals, groups or businesses may organize fundraisers and special events. These groups can fundraise online by creating a fundraising page for easy donations. Learn more about how to start an online fundraising campaign.

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Walk for LOVE

Our annual Walk for LOVE is a great way for you, your family and friends to support the hospital, celebrate a patient, and advocate for Shriners Hospitals for Children in your own neighborhood. We offer this virtual walk annually in September for people of all ages. Patients, families and the community are invited to participate in any location, to walk or run, at any time. Registration fees provide life-changing pediatric care in the Intermountain West. View more information about Walk for LOVE.

Participants in the Walk for Love at the Salt Lake City Shriners Children's

More Ways to Give

For more information about fundraising, contact the following individuals:

Philanthropic Giving and Sponsorships
Makensie Dawson: 801-536-3812,
Mary Stuart: 801-536-3632,

General Donations and Gift-in-Kind Appointments
Tyree Bee: 801-536-3717,

Foundation Support, Proud Supporter Events and Fundraising Activities
Makensie Dawson: 801-536-3812,

Philanthropic Giving and the Hospital Sustainability Fund

Philanthropic donations at all levels can locally impact the children we serve. Donations range from large leadership gifts supporting endowments and namings, to annual and monthly recurring gifts, gifts in memory of someone, or a one-time donation. We will work with you to accommodate all giving levels. These sustaining funds enable the hospital to continue delivering life-changing medical care without a financial burden on families. View our guide about areas of funding.


Businesses, organizations and individuals can support our Walk for LOVE through several sponsorship opportunities at different levels. Sponsorships minimize our expenses and advance our ability to provide more funding for more life-changing pediatric care.

Gift Card Donations

We accept donated gift cards to various stores and restaurants. Gift cards may be given to patients for completing their therapy session, bravely enduring a procedure, and special occasions, like birthdays. Gift cards are also available for patient families from out of town who need necessities while their child is at the hospital receiving care. Some of our most requested gift cards include Amazon, Target, Walmart, iTunes and Smith’s.

Gift-in-Kind Donations of Toys, Crafts and Other Items

Patients and families greatly appreciate your in-kind donations to help them while they are with us or transitioning back home. For more ideas on what to give and where to send, please download our Ideas for Giving guide.

Gift-in-Kind donations are accepted Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule your appointment at 801-536-3717.

Donate Your Vehicle to Benefit Shriners Children's Salt Lake City

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.