How to Donate

Private gifts play a vital role in supporting the people, programs and services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Your contributions allow us to meet new challenges and seek solutions to help children lead longer and healthier lives. Please consider making a contribution today. Your gift will support an important resource for our community, the state and the world.

How to Give

Online

Make a tax-deductible gift online for a specific program or service at https://makeagift.ucsf.edu/children.

By Phone or Mail

Call toll free at (877) 499-UCSF or (877) 499-8273 to get more information or to give with a credit card by phone. Or, send a check payable to:

UCSF Foundation
Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

eScrip

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Partners in Care, a volunteer fundraising organization, have enrolled with eScrip, a company that helps organizations raise money through a network of 700 merchants such as Macy's and Safeway. To participate, register your credit and debit cards with eScrip. Each time you make a purchase, either in person or online, eScrip will donate a percentage of your purchase to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital or UCSF Partners in Care. The percentage donated to UCSF varies with each merchant. To register or find out more, visit www.escrip.com.

Programs and Projects

Mission Bay Hospital

The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is a state-of-the-art complex with three new integrated hospitals— one for cancer patients, another for children and a third for women — that is scheduled to open in 2014.

The hospital will be located just south of UCSF's biomedical campus at Mission Bay, strengthening collaboration between health researchers and health care providers and helping advance the translation of research findings into therapies and cures — all in a world-class, family-centered healing environment.

To donate, contact the Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at (415) 476-4647 or by email at missionbayhospitals@support.ucsf.edu.

You can donate online at https://makeagift.ucsf.edu/missionbayhospitals.

Child Life Services

Child Life Services works to ensure that each child's developmental and emotional needs are met while they're cared for at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. A staff of credentialed teachers and child life specialists provide a wide range of services, such as:

  • Preparing young patients for medical procedures using age-specific teaching tools such as models, dolls, medical equipment and pictures
  • School program for hospitalized children and their siblings
  • Activity rooms for kids and teens to relax and play
  • Music therapy and animal therapy
  • Age-appropriate activities and bedside play
  • Visits from community groups and celebrities
  • Cuddling for babies

The services provided by Child Life are made possible primarily through donations of money and supplies. If you're interested in donating, please contact:

Child Life Department
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
505 Parnassus Ave., L171, Box 0210
San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 353-1203

Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund

This fund was established by a UCSF doctor and nurse, in appreciation for the care their son received at UCSF. The fund provides toys, hotel vouchers and other amenities for needy children and their families at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

To contribute to the fund, please make checks payable to the UCSF Foundation and send to:

Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund
UCSF Foundation, Account B1276
Box 0248
San Francisco, CA 94143-0248

UCSF Partners in Care

UCSF Partners in Care is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports the hospital through volunteerism, fundraising and community relations.

With the help of donors and friends, Partners in Care raises funds for amenities such as teddy bears for children undergoing surgery, televisions, artwork for hallways and patient rooms, the palliative care program, waiting room renovations, sleeping chairs for families and visitors, toys and a fund to assist families who have lost a child or loved one.

For more information or to make a donation to Partners in Care, please call (415) 353-1366 or send an email to info@ucsfpartnersincare.org.

To join as a Friend of UCSF Partners in Care, please send your contribution to:
UCSF Partners in Care
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
505 Parnassus Ave., Box 0208
San Francisco, CA 94143-0208

Related Information

Contact Us

Call the UCSF Foundation toll free at (877) 499-UCSF or (877) 499-8273.

Have a question about making a donation? Send it by email.