Every child deserves the best chance at a healthy future and the generous support of our community is essential to reaching that vision. There are many ways to give and a few are shown below. For more ideas, visit the Children’s Hospital Foundation Website, Giving and help us realize this vision. For additional information about supporting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland please our Foundation’s website
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation
Phone: (510) 428-3814.
Giving online is a safe, simple, and time-efficient way to support Children's Hospital. Your secure online tax-deductible donation will provide help and hope to thousands of sick children and their families. Make your donation now
To make a contribution by mail, please make checks payable to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation and attach a note as to how you would like to designate your gift.
Send gifts to:
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
An additional way to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is through the donation of toys and supplies for our patients, and toiletries for their families. Donations such as new toys, books, stuffed animals, craft materials, and other items can go a long way in giving a patient and their family comfort family comfort during their hospital stay. To review our wish list and get instructions for scheduling your donation delivery, go to: In-Kind Donations
For more information about tax-deductible in-kind contributions:
Honor a friend or remember a loved one by making a contribution
to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. A gift made in lieu of flowers for a funeral, or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or a good deed is a powerful way to express love for another while making a difference in the lives of children.
It's no secret that the programs of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals depend on your goodwill. There are many easy giving options
for any donor who wants to do more—strategies that will enhance personal well-being while advancing the health and welfare of infants, children, and young adults in the Bay Area and beyond. Regardless of the size, these gifts express the donor’s legacy of caring for the health and well-being of our community's children – now and for years to come.
Contact: Betsy Biern, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Phone: (510) 428-3361
Plan a Fundraiser
Special events planned by community groups are a vital source of funding for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event to benefit Children's Hospital Oakland, review our guidelines
and then complete our fundraising event application
There are two separate ways to volunteer, and they have very different requirements:
As a Special Events volunteer, you become an integral part of our efforts to raise needed funds to secure the hospital's long-standing mission. Take a look at our Foundation's events calendar
to see what is coming up. To learn about volunteering for events and how you can sign up
online, go to: Foundation Special Event Volunteers
Please note that due to infection control policies and HIPAA Patient Privacy laws, the minimum age to volunteer with the Foundation for office work or community outreach is 18, and 21 for work at a special event. Additionally, we ask that you not bring children with you to the event. Volunteer activities will keep you busy, and you will not be able to provide proper supervision.
If you would like to volunteer onsite at the hospital, visit the Hospital Volunteer Program
page to learn more.
Donations for Special Events
If you are interested in donating a high-value item to an event auction, such as a gift certificate, piece of artwork, vacation home, signed memorabilia, etc, please
email the events team events team
or call special events department at (510) 428-3869
Each year, UCSF Benioff Oakland proudly receives significant support from local and national family, private, and community foundations. Foundation grants support many of the hospital’s outstanding programs ranging from patient care to research to youth development and training as well as capital improvement projects. For more information, contact the Foundation at (510) 428-3834
A matching gift is a great way for you to increase your contribution to support the children and families of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar or more.
Identify us on your United Way, Independent Charities of America, or Combined Federal Campaign pledge card.
Gifts of stock, bonds and property are welcome. Please contact Mary Jane Perna
for more information. Even a gift of an unwanted vehicle can help us save children, please email Vern Marsh
for more information.
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