Your donation is a gift of peace, hope and joy.

When you donate to Children’s Minnesota, you give the gifts of peace, hope and joy to the families who rely on us for life-saving care. You bring peace to brand new babies starting life in our NICUs. You give hope to kids fighting cancer. You bring joy to children whose worlds are turned upside down. Your gift makes their season bright — and their future even brighter.

We need your help.

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When you give, you become part of stories like these.

Caden

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him now, but Caden was a micropreemie. Born 15 weeks early and weighing just over one pound, he spent the first 221 days of his life at Children’s Minnesota. Thanks to donations that support our neonatal care units, Caden had a full team of experts, the best technology and equipment, and the healing power of wrap-around services like music therapy and book deliveries.

The Hardy Family

The Hardy family came to Children’s Minnesota with two health crises within one month. Their youngest daughter had just been born with sickle cell disease, and another daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. Along with providing highly specialized medical care to the girls, Children’s Minnesota helped the family cope with job loss and financial hardship. Support from donors enables us to provide this kind of family-centered care.

Henry

Four-year-old Henry was born with a serious heart defect. From his first surgery at just 12 days old to his regular check-ups today, the cardiovascular experts at Children’s Minnesota have been there every step of the way. His parents are grateful for Henry’s exceptional medical care but also for the healing support given to their whole family. Thanks to generous donations, families like Henry’s find hope and strength.

Emersynn and Ellerie

Twins Emersynn and Ellerie were born conjoined. Their parents found hope at Children’s Minnesota, which assembled a team of 25 specialists to perform an extremely rare separation surgery. The delicate, highly complex operation was a complete success and today, these healthy, happy girls are turning 2. Donations make stories like this possible, helping us provide world-class pediatric care, right here in Minnesota.

Alex

Eleven-year-old Alex loves sports, playing outside and hanging with his family. You’d never guess he’s had cancer — twice. Throughout his cancer journeys, first with one type of leukemia and then another, Alex has benefitted from the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Minnesota, a donor-supported program that makes possible everything from child life specialists to meal vouchers to visits from the Zoomobile.

Emersynn and Ellerie

Twins Emersynn and Ellerie were born conjoined. Their parents found hope at Children’s Minnesota, which assembled a team of 25 specialists to perform an extremely rare separation surgery. The delicate, highly complex operation was a complete success and today, these healthy, happy girls are turning 2. Donations make stories like this possible, helping us provide world-class pediatric care, right here in Minnesota.

Alex

Eleven-year-old Alex loves sports, playing outside and hanging with his family. You’d never guess he’s had cancer — twice. Throughout his cancer journeys, first with one type of leukemia and then another, Alex has benefitted from the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Minnesota, a donor-supported program that makes possible everything from child life specialists to meal vouchers to visits from the Zoomobile.

Your donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference.

Your donation to Children’s Minnesota, no matter how small it may seem to you, makes a big difference to the kids we care for. As a nonprofit health system, we rely on the generosity of our community.

No child turned away

Every child we meet gets the best care, regardless of their ability to pay. Nearly half of our patients rely on Medicaid, which reimburses only 70 cents for every $1 of services. Donations cover the rest, which adds up to millions of dollars every year. Read more

Supportive care services

Your donations fund unique care programs that support healing and lead to better outcomes. These programs are not reimbursed by insurance and don’t show up on a patient’s bill. Read more

Clinical excellence

With your gift, we can continue to deliver world-class medical care and keep up with the latest innovations. You help us invest in cutting-edge technology, facilities and research, all of which have the power to change — and save lives. Read more

Why give to Children’s Minnesota?

What is Children’s Minnesota?

Children’s Minnesota is an independent, not-for-profit health care system. We’ve been serving the community since 1924. Along with our two free-standing hospitals (one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul), we have 12 primary and specialty clinics and six rehabilitation clinics.

We care for over 135,000 kids each year and are the seventh largest pediatric health system in the country. We’re the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from birth through young adulthood.

Is Children’s Minnesota a nonprofit?

Yes. Children’s Minnesota is a not-for-profit, charitable organization with 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. That means we reinvest any profits back into the organization so we can keep improving care for our patients.

What makes Children’s Minnesota unique?

Caring for kids involves more than expert medical care.

Whether it’s a child life specialist at the bedside to calm nerves, music therapy to boost mobility or interpreter services for non-English-speaking families, child and family services helps ease the fears, anxiety and stress of being in the hospital. We provide a continuum of support, information, education, comfort and connection to help patients and families navigate and actively participate in their health care experiences.

This attention to detail, comfort and care is not found at every health care facility. It’s only available at Children’s Minnesota because of generous support from donors. These programs are not reimbursed by insurance and don’t show up on a patient’s bill.

What is Children’s Minnesota doing to advance health care?

Everything we can. Research is one of the most important areas of focus for us, and we’re constantly looking for innovations that are completely kid- and family-focused. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens to adopting cutting-edge technologies, we will never stop looking for better ways to serve the most amazing people on Earth.

We’re proud of the recognition we receive for advancing health care. Children’s Minnesota and its staff are regularly awarded for excellence in care, quality, innovation and industry leadership. We are an award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

Why does a hospital need my donation?

We never turn a child away. Ever. Thanks to donations, all patients and families have access to the best physicians, treatments and wrap-around services, regardless of their ability to pay for care.

Forty-seven percent of our patients rely on Medicaid, which reimburses only 70 cents for every $1 of service. Because of this, Children’s Minnesota makes up the difference. We need to underwrite nearly $90 million of unreimbursed care each year.

How are donations used?

At Children’s Minnesota, 100% of your donation is spent on the kids and families we serve. As an independent, nonprofit health care system, philanthropic support allows us to reinvest in our organization and continue to improve and reimagine health care. To find out more about how our funds were used in 2019, check out Children’s Minnesota’s Annual Report (opens in new tab).