Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children. Last year, we served 125,066 individuals from the five-state region. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education.

Corporate Partners 
Through corporate partnerships, we seek to facilitate relationships that benefit both Children's and your company. We work with businesses - large and small - to engage employees and customers to support Children's. Partnerships can include financial support, event sponsorships, cause marketing and in-kind donations that support programs with the greatest need. Or you may align your gift with a specific program that supports your company's mission. We also work with our corporate partners to engage their employees in fun and unique volunteer opportunities.

Corporate Giving 
Our corporate partners have made a tremendous impact and are critical to the family-centered care Children's provides. Gifts support:

  • Our cornerstone programs like the Cancer and Blood Disorders and Cardiovascular programs.
  • Family services - Child Life, art therapy, music therapy and chaplaincy.
  • Capital projects to fund private rooms, spaces and equipment.
  • Wild About Children: December 1, 2014
    benefitting the Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Star Gala: April, 25, 2015
    benefitting the Cardiovascular Program
  • Baby Steps 3K: May 30, 2015
    benefitting the NICU
  • HeartBeat 5000: June 27, 2015
    benefitting the Cardiovascular Program
  • Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic: August 6-9, 2015
    benefitting Cancer and Blood Disorders Research 

Cause Marketing
Cause Marketing is a partnership between your business and Children's. It is as simple as our logo being associated with your brand, product or service to promote your company and encourage sales while raising money for Children's. 

In-Kind Donations
Donations of goods and services from our corporate partners are a critical part of providing the services that make Children's a warm and welcoming environment. Donations have included:

  • Books from Barnes and Noble
  • Free coffee for patient families from Caribou Coffee
  • Nutritious meals and snacks in family lounges provided by Prime Therapeutics and CoBank
Volunteers
Children's has over 1,000 corporate volunteers that participated in 60 events annually. From individuals to small groups or large teams, we work with each organization to identify which activity is the best for their employees. Below are a few examples of corporate volunteer events from 2014:
  • Walgreen's volunteers served sundaes at the Child Life Zone in Children's - St. Paul
  • Volunteers from Walman Optical served monthly meals at the Ronald McDonald House at Children's - Minneapolis
  • Employees from UnitedHealth Group hosted a carnival with facepainting, games and cotton candy at Children's - Minneapolis
  • Over 500 volunteers from many companies volunteered at our Making Safe Simple booth at the Minnesota State Fair
With Gratitude
We are thankful for our corporate partners and all they do to support the patients, families and staff of Children's. We look forward to partnering with you on ways your organization can become involved with Children's.