How do I make a donation?
You can make a donation in the following ways:
- Phone: 416-813-6166 or 1-800-651-5825
- Cash/In Person Donations:
Visit us at our SickKids Foundation office:
525 University Avenue
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Or visit us at SickKids Hospital (located in the Hospital Atrium):
555 University Avenue
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
What is SickKids Foundation's Charitable Business Number?
Our Charitable Business Number is: 10808 4419 RR0001
Can I make a designated gift?
SickKids Foundation will accept gifts designated to a specific purpose at the Hospital for Sick Children provided the Hospital can reasonably utilize the gift. In order to assist with the Foundation’s costs, including processing, receipting, investment management, stewardship and granting of these designated gifts, five percent of the gift will be allocated to SickKids Foundation.
If changed circumstances should at some future time make it, in the view of SickKids Foundation acting reasonably, impractical to continue to apply the gift to the designated purpose, SickKids Foundation may redesignate the purpose of the gift using its best efforts to adhere as closely as possible to the original intent of the gift. Any redesignation by the Foundation will be informed by input from the donor.
How can I request a donation tax receipt?
What’s the minimum donation required for a tax receipt?
To minimize administrative costs, paper tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or greater. For online donations, e-tax receipts do not have a minimum donation.
When will I receive my e-tax receipt from my online donation?
If you did not receive your tax receipts right away, please check your spam and junk folders. If you still have not received your tax receipt after 12 hours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 416-813-6166.
When will I receive my tax receipt for my monthly gifts?
Your receipt for the current tax year will be mailed out the end of February of the following year. You should receive your tax receipt in early March 2015.
How can including SickKids in my estate planning benefit my family and my estate?
Through careful planning, it is possible to eliminate taxes owed by your estate. Instead of paying taxes, you can choose to make a significant gift to help SickKids without compromising your family's financial security.
Should you have questions or require more information, please contact:
The Gift & Estate Planning Team
Phone: 416-813-8271 or 1-800-661-1083 ext. 8271
Or complete our online request form.
What is a gift confirmation receipt and how does it differ from a regular tax receipt?
A “receipt” refers to any document issued by the Foundation to confirm that it received something from another party. A “charitable receipt” is for income tax purposes and allows donors to reduce their income tax. “Gift confirmations” are issued by the Foundation to donors to confirm a gift where a “charitable receipt” is not warranted.
Change or update my information
What can I do to easily update my donor information with you?
If you would like to update your name, address, phone number or you would like to update your credit card or banking information for your monthly gift, please complete our online form or contact us by telephone at 416-813-6166.
Questions about the hospital
How can I find out more on how to support an international child?
Where can I obtain information about volunteering at the hospital?
I would like to donate toys or other materials to directly benefit the children at the hospital. Who do I contact for these donations?
Questions about fundraising
I would like to make a gift in kind to SickKids Foundation. Where can I get more information?
Gifts in kind to SickKids Foundation can help to raise funds through prize draws, live and silent auctions, SickKids auctions on eBay and many other ways. Beneficial items for fundraising purposes include electronics, new teddy bears, toys and games, sporting event or concert tickets, gift certificates and SickKids-branded materials. Read our Gift in kind Guidelines
for more information.
Will SickKids Foundation send cards in honour or in memory of an individual?
Yes, upon request. When a donation is made, we send a card to the family or individual who is being honoured, acknowledging your generous donation. Visit our Send A Card page for more information.
If you would like to send a card but forgot to please call (416) 813-6166.
When an In Memory or In Honour gift is made, is the amount of the donation disclosed?
No. This information is kept strictly confidential unless the donor instructs us otherwise.
Who do I contact if I want to run an event on behalf of the Foundation?
Do you combine gifts towards named endowment funds made during our lifetime and from our estate for recognition purposes?
Yes. Named endowment funds can be established during a donor’s lifetime and can be funded in part or completely through future giving. These endowments are considered gifts in perpetuity and it’s possible for your family to continue contributing to and receiving updates about these funds. SickKids acknowledges cumulative lifetime and future gifts for the recognition, which can include naming, inscription on our Donor Hall, and other forms of recognition.
What is your monthly donor giving program?
By donating through our Miracle Club Monthly Giving program you are making a thoughtful and lasting investment in SickKids. This program allows you to donate on a monthly basis and shows your continuous dedication towards improving our children's health. There are two payment options - credit card or withdrawals from your chequing account.
It's the generosity of friends like you that ignites the pioneering spirit of SickKids. It's your loyalty that reaffirms our great tradition of excellence. Join our Miracle Club Monthly Giving program today.
How can I get a copy of your annual report?