Your Gift Matters
In today's health care landscape, many families struggle to afford even basic health care services for their children. That’s especially true in Arizona, where the percentage of uninsured and underinsured children exceeds the national rate, according to the National Survey of Children's Health.
At Phoenix Children’s, we believe that every child deserves the very best health care. It costs almost $2.7 million per day to operate Phoenix Children’s, and when insurance and other sources of funding fall short, we rely on the support of our generous donors.
of Arizona children 17 or younger were uninsured in 2022, compared with 6.6% of children nationwide.
of Arizona children 17 or younger were not adequately and continuously insured in 2022, compared with 33.2% of children nationwide.
Phoenix Children’s patients—almost 52%—live at or below the federal poverty line (eligible for Medicaid).
5 Things Your Donation Can Do
Your gift to Phoenix Children's is even more powerful than you might think. Donating isn’t just about giving back; it’s about building a community of caring individuals dedicated to a common purpose. When we join forces, the possibilities are limitless. Here are five things your donation can do.
1. Support families in need.
Caring for a child with a serious illness or injury can be a full-time job. Often it means having to take unpaid time off work or even a complete job loss. For families experiencing financial hardship, donation-funded programs like the Patient and Family Assistance Fund provide emergency relief, helping ease money worries so families can focus on their child’s health.
2. Fill critical gaps.
Donations fund more than 170 programs and services at Phoenix Children’s, from Child Life to the Therapeutic Arts Program to Spiritual Care. Though these programs and services are essential to helping kids heal and families cope, they’re not covered by insurance. Without the generosity of our donors, we wouldn’t be able to offer them.
3. Fuel growth and expansion.
Support from our donors allows us to expand our presence so all Arizona children have access to quality health care, no matter where they live. In 2023, Phoenix Children's Emergency Department – Avondale Campus opened to serve families in the Southwest Valley. Phoenix Children's Hospital – Arrowhead Campus and Phoenix Children's Hospital – East Valley Campus are scheduled to open in 2024.
4. Drive research and innovation.
Our physicians and scientists are making discoveries that have the potential to benefit children everywhere—we currently have more than 700 active studies in fields ranging from cancer and neurology to cardiology and pulmonology. But it takes significant resources to bring those breakthroughs from bench to bedside. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we're making Phoenix Children's a pediatric research powerhouse by investing in new talent, technology and facilities.
5. Launch new programs.
Getting new programs off the ground requires a major influx of resources. Without donor support, we wouldn't be able to translate ideas into action to address pressing needs. For example, contributions from our donors and corporate partners made it possible for Phoenix Children's to launch a pilot program aimed at preventing suicide and suicide attempts among children and teens.