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Fundraising Tips and Tricks


Areas of Support

Fundraise for the Children's Fund or your favorite child health program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford or Stanford University School of Medicine

The Lucile Packard Children's Fund provides flexible support for the hospital's highest ongoing priorities, including important programs not covered by insurance:

Care for all children and expectant mothers in the community who need our specialized treatment, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

Family and community services, such as chaplaincy and recreation therapy, that help our patient families heal, as well as programs like our Teen Health Van and Car Seat Fitting Station that offer more families access to life-saving care.

Research grants that enable our physicians, caregivers, and scientists to turn innovative ideas into better care for children and expectant mothers.


100 percent of funds raised through the Champions for Children program are designated to the Children's Fund, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to support another area or program at our hospital or School of Medicine, such as one of the below, connect with us at to learn more.

  • Fun Fund
  • Hospital School
  • Social services for families
  • DIPG research
  • Cancer Treatment and research
  • Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research
  • Neonatology research
  • Children's Heart Center
  • Bereavement and Family Guidance Program
  • Cystic fibrosis research
  • Autism research

donation handling

Check donations

Fundraising through a personalized online fundraising page is the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to receive donations. However, we know you might receive some checks from your supporters. To ensure they are processed correctly, please follow these instructions:

1.       Please make all checks payable to “LPCH.” Do not mail cash.

2.       Include your name or your event name in the memo section of each check.

3.       Mail to:         Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Attn: Champions Team
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Adding offline donations to your fundraising page

If you would like your online fundraising page to be updated with your offline donation, please email us at with the donor name and donation amount.

Note: please allow up to two business days following receipt of the donation for the donation to appear on your page.


Tax receipts

All individual check donations made payable to “LPCH” will receive a tax receipt in accordance with IRS standards and will be mailed directly to the contact information on the check unless otherwise noted.


Cash donations

Donors will receive a tax receipt in accordance with IRS standards only if each individual donation is enclosed in an envelope with the donor’s complete address and gift amount printed on the front. Donations without a full name and address will not receive a receipt.