You make the impossible possible.

Donations to Children’s Minnesota power the most amazing things. Impossible things.

Like heart transplants. Fetal surgery. Life-saving cancer treatments. Thanks to donations from people like you, we have the technology and expertise to deliver this kind of care.

Your donations also make possible the wrap-around care that never shows up on a patient’s bill. That includes everything from music therapy to sibling play areas to Star Studio, our in-house TV station.

Because we’re a nonprofit, we rely on the support of our whole community to deliver highly specialized, deeply compassionate care. With your help, we can do so much.

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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 nine 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 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 kids.

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.

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.

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, 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 2020, check out Children’s Minnesota’s Annual Report (opens in new tab).

When you give, you make these stories possible.

Amina, who wears a hijab, hugs her son while smiling at the camera


Amina’s first language is Somali, so when she had questions about her family’s hospital bill, she met Segal, a Community Connect resource navigator whose job is to help families find resources in the community and support them in an on-going basis. And when Amina and her family faced imminent eviction by their landlord due the size of their growing family, Segal helped her interpret documents and find a new, safe place to live.

Mindy and her husband smile while holding their newborn Javier. They are in a photo frame that says "CELEBRATE!" #Amazing #ChildrensMN


Mindy has worked at Children’s Minnesota for three years, and was only 22.6 weeks pregnant when her water broke due to a pregnancy complication. Her son Javier was born nearly four months premature. Javier spent the next 133 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) fighting to survive. But thanks to his fire spirit, and The Kid Experts™ at Children’s Minnesota, Javier – and his family – are breathing a little easier.

Elzie giggles as he sits on his mom's lap


Elzie was only 5 weeks old when he started having trouble breathing. He was diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, at the ER. Elzie was rushed to Children’s Minnesota to get the care he needed – and after six days there, he was able to go home. Jordan and Jaare made a pact after leaving: ‘We would always give back to Children’s Minnesota.’ They stick to their pact and host an annual “Fore Children’s Minnesota Golf Tournament” to fundraise.

Xenia hugs a teddy bear while smiling at the camera. She's sitting in a hospital bed.


At only 3 years old, Xenia has had eight neurosurgeries – an unthinkable number for such a small kid. In total, she’s been admitted to the hospital more than a dozen times and undergone 10 surgeries. Xenia spent the first seven months of her life in and out of the hospital at the Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery program working to diagnose what was going on with her developing brain. “Though there had been some challenges in her case, we also could not have asked for a more compassionate and empathetic provider than Dr. Halvorson.”