No, we will not auto-cancel your donations. However, if you want to cancel your monthly donation, simply contact our Monthly Donor Specialists at any point in time at 416-813-1216 and they can help you process the request.
Absolutely. You can become a donor by using our online donation form, or by visiting us at:
525 University Avenue
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government has provided individual Canadians until June 1st 2020, to file their 2019 tax return.
For details on how this impacts you, please visit the Canada.ca website.
No, all data is encrypted in a compliant environment according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Please call our monthly Donor Specialist at 416-813-1216 to assist you.
To review the last several years of financial statements, please visit our Publications and Financials section.
We are looking for donors who will stay with SickKids for a minimum of one year. Monthly donations can be downgraded, upgraded or cancelled at any time.
Yes. You will receive a tax receipt for one-time donations of $20 or more. Tax receipts for monthly donations are sent in February.
Our Charitable Business Number is: 10808 4419 RR0001
SickKids Foundation will accept gifts restricted to a specific purpose at The Hospital for Sick Children provided the Hospital can reasonably utilize the gift. The Foundation applies a fee to all restricted donations of 10 per cent. This fee provides the Foundation with increased capacity to raise and grant funds for paediatric health priorities, as we strive to advance children’s health in Canada and around the world. The fee also allows the Foundation to cover its administrative costs such as stewardship, granting, and reporting. 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.
By becoming a monthly donor, 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. The generosity of friends like you that is what funds the fight at SickKids. Your loyalty enables our winning tradition. Become a monthly donor today.
No. This information is kept strictly confidential unless the donor instructs us otherwise.
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 Card page for more information. If you would like to send a card but forgot to please call (416) 813-6166.
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: SickKids Foundation 525 University Avenue 14th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2L3
Hours of operation
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
(November 26 - December 17, 2016): Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Us at the Hospital
The Hospital for Sick Children (located in the Hospital Atrium): 555 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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, an inscription on our Donor Wall, and other forms of recognition.
Gifts in kind to SickKids Foundation can help to raise funds through prize draws, live and silent auctions, SickKids auctions on eBay, and in 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.
Please visit the Donate Good and Services page for more information.
No. In addition to cash, online, or by check and appreciated stocks or real property, U.S. donors may also make planned gifts via Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children. For Bequests and Trusts, Friends must be the designated charitable beneficiary in order for the charitable remainder trust to qualify for U.S. estate tax and income tax deductions.
Yes, Friends can help U.S.-based donors and their legal and tax advisors choose the best donation vehicle and explore the significant income and estate tax advantages of making cash or planned gifts to SickKids Foundation. As always, seeking legal and tax counsel to review your situation is advisable before making significant gifts.
Friends maintains an account with Fidelity Investments for these types of gifts.
Please contact Susan Flaherty at (202) 833-0033 to alert us to any gift of securities or wired funds and to obtain the details of the Fidelity account transfer instructions.
If you are an individual or business corporation donor interested in making a contribution to Friends for which you may obtain a U.S. income tax charitable deduction, please make your check payable to “Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Inc.” and mail it to:
Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Inc.
c/o Roha & Flaherty
1725 I Street, N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-2423
Please see the document titled “Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children – Donor Information” for more detailed information about Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Inc.
You can review detailed financial information such as Friends’ annual IRS Form 990 by visiting GuideStar
Yes. Visit donor advised fund www.networkforgood.org and click on “Donate” to make a credit card gift to Friends. You can search for Friends by its full name “Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Inc.”, or by EIN 52-1432586. Be sure to check the box that enables Friends to receive information about your donation.
There are other on-line donor advised funds as well, such as www.justgive.org, which features giving options such as charity wedding registries, charity gift certificates and other features.
U.S. Federal laws only generally allow an income tax deduction for gifts given to qualified U.S. charities. Direct contributions from U.S. resident donors to Canadian charities, such as SickKids Foundation, are generally not tax deductible in the U.S.
Friends of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Inc. is often referred to as simply Friends. It is an independent American charity that accepts gifts from U.S.-based individual or corporate donors who wish to support The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Friends and SickKids Foundation (a Canadian not-for-profit children’s charity that raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children) are completely independent of each other, each with its own independent board of directors.