The Children's Fund

The Children's Fund closes the gap between resources and breakthroughs. Gifts to the fund are unrestricted, which means they are used wherever the need is greatest. Whether it’s to ease the financial burden on patient families, fast track a research discovery or provide healthcare resources to members of the Philadelphia community, the Children’s Fund enables the critical work we do to improve children’s lives.

In this video, learn more about the Children’s Fund at CHOP and how your support can provide essential resources for children and families while they are in the hospital.

What We Can Accomplish Together

Every time you hear a CHOP story, the Children's Fund is behind the scenes, powering the people, places and programs to make breakthroughs happen. Here are some recent examples of projects supported by the Children’s Fund.

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Donations to the Children’s Fund fuel CHOP’s mission. They help families find what they’re looking for: breakthroughs that make a difference.

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Support for Families


Parents Chiquita and Adonis were terrified when they learned their unborn daughter, Emoni, had a tumor growing from her tailbone. The family from Macon, GA, was referred to CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT), where national experts in fetal medicine have unparalleled experience treating babies with birth defects and expectant mothers. The CFDT also has a wealth of supportive services for parents.

After confirming the baby’s diagnosis of sacrococcygeal teratoma, clinicians made a plan for treatment after birth, and continued monitoring mom and baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. Chiquita gave birth to Emoni in the hospital’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, a dedicated unit for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects.

The CFDT’s dedicated social worker and the social work team at CHOP found ways to ease the family’s financial and emotional burden brought on by multiple trips to CHOP, and to make their long stay more comfortable. “We were referred to CHOP for a reason,” Adonis says. “I had faith everything would be OK, and with their help, it was just that."

Every Dollar Counts. You Can Help.

Because gifts to the Children’s Fund are not limited to a specific use, they allow CHOP to infuse immediate resources into urgent initiatives, touching every area of the hospital and countless members of the CHOP community. Please consider donating today. Together, we can push the boundaries of what’s possible, so children everywhere can grow, thrive and lead healthy, happy lives.

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