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There are several ways to make a gift support our community's children, including gifts online or by mailhonor and memorial gifts, legacy giving, workplace giving, matching gifts and updates through the recently passed CARES Act. If you have any questions, please reach out to giving@chfrichmond.org.

Give online or by mail

Since 2010, Children’s Hospital Foundation has paid and/or pledged over $130 million to Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU thanks to the support of thousands of members of our community. You can help us continue supporting care for children by making a gift today.

To give by mail, please make your check or money order out to Children's Hospital Foundation and send to Children's Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220.

To make a secure gift online, please click the button below.

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Honor and Memorial Gifts

Honor or memorialize your family, friends and loved ones by making a gift to support CHoR. An honor or memorial gift is a wonderful alternative to standard gift giving and is a perfect way to honor or remember the special people in your life. Not only will your gift express your love—it’ll also help give the gift of expert health care to children in need.

Birthday Card Program

Celebrate your loved ones’ birthdays by making a donation in their honor this year, and we’ll send them a unique birthday card to celebrate their special day and acknowledge your gift. To send a birthday card to someone, please make a donation and click the check box that asks if you would like to make the gift in honor of someone.

Honor and Memorial Cards for other occasions

When making your tax deductible gift to Children's Hospital Foundation, you can select to make the gift in honor or memory of someone of your choosing and specify the occasion. Our office will send an acknowledgment card to the person you designate to let them know of your honor or memorial gift.

Make your donation today.

Legacy Giving

Since its inception, Children’s Hospital Foundation has benefited from charitable gifts of bequests, trusts and life insurance policies. In fact, Sallie May Dooley, one of our original benefactors, made a bequest of $500,000 in the 1920's which provided for the construction of the original Crippled Children's Hospital on Brook Road.

Over the years, estate gifts have allowed us to grow our endowment so that we can continue to provide for the needs of the many children we serve. Many programs at CHoR have been funded with dollars generated from our endowment, and it is because of the generosity of our estate benefactors that we are able to continue that practice.

By remembering Children’s Hospital Foundation in your will, trust or other long-term plans, you will help support and advocate for pediatric initiatives at CHoR. Explore the many planned giving options available to you.

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Giving through Wills and Living Trusts

Making a charitable gift through your will can be a convenient way to leave a lasting legacy. After first providing for loved ones, you may decide to make a charitable gift of a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or all of what remains after family and/or friends have been remembered.

Giving through a living trust is another idea to consider. Many people make use of trusts created during life to provide for the management and future distribution of assets and then, at the termination of the trust, direct a portion of the remaining assets to be used for charitable purposes.

Giving through Life Insurance

The need for life insurance can change as life progresses. You might have a life insurance policy that was purchased to provide for your children, but they are now self-sufficient. You can name Children’s Hospital Foundation to receive all or a portion of the policy proceeds that are no longer needed for their original purpose.

Giving through Securities

Your gift of securities, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares, may offer certain advantages over a cash gift. A gift of appreciated securities that have been held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor:

  • Contributions of appreciated securities are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for them.
  • The capital gains tax is also avoided through such a gift.

If the securities you wish to donate have decreased in value since they were purchased, it will most likely be more advantageous to sell them first and contribute the proceeds to charity as opposed to donating the securities outright. In most cases, by selling the securities the donor would be allowed to claim a deduction for the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.

Ready to take the next step?

Giving through one of the methods above helps our Foundation to grow and continue to provide much needed support for the clinical programs at CHoR. In order to ensure that your charity of choice receives your gift, it is important to use the organization’s full name in your documents. To name Children’s Hospital Foundation, we suggest using “Children’s Hospital Foundation located in Richmond, Virginia.”

If we may be of any assistance with the charitable aspects of your plans, please don’t hesitate to contact Emily Toalson at etoalson@chfrichmond.org or (804) 827-4448

Corporate Giving

Throughout the year, businesses in Central Virginia often make gifts to support CHoR as part of a company-wide or department-wide fundraising effort. There are many ways your business can fundraise for kids in our community.

United Way

Each year, employees around Central Virginia remember Children’s Hospital Foundation during their company’s United Way campaign. The codes for the Foundation are 422 (Local Government and Schools), 90557 (Central Virginia Combined Federal Campaign) and 03622 (Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign). All other campaigns should write in “Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA.”

Other fun ideas

Consider holding a simple collection or organizing a competition to see which department can raise the most money. Some businesses fundraise for the Foundation by allowing employees to wear jeans on a particular day of the year in exchange for a $5 donation. Others donate a percentage of sales revenue over a specific period of time. Work with your colleagues to come up with an idea and discover that giving back can be fun, rewarding and, in the case of “Jeans Day,” comfortable too!

For more information, contact Sarah Deis at sdeis@chfrichmond.org.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a gift in recognition of your service.

Search for your employer

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name below. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to CHoR may be doubled or possibly tripled.

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The CARES Act

In response to the health crisis facing our nation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law in March of 2020. Most of the reporting surrounding the Act has focused on the economic relief that will be coming to individuals and businesses, but there are provisions contained in the Act that impact charitable giving options for individuals who are interested in supporting Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU during these unprecedented times. Read more here.