Lydia Hess and her mom, Julie, who’ve benefited from the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center

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Research at the Children's Hospital is actively supported by numerous scientific funding agencies and philanthropies, including Children's Miracle Network and Four Diamonds.

CMN logoChildren’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network provides funding for life-saving equipment, vital patient programs like Child Life, and innovative research to help kids affected by any illness or injury. Learn more about supporting Children’s Miracle Network.

Four DiamondsFour Diamonds

Four Diamonds provides comprehensive support to all Pennsylvania childhood cancer patients and their families being treated at our Children’s Hospital, ensuring they never receive a bill for their child’s cancer care. Four Diamonds also provides stable funding for our childhood cancer research. Learn more about supporting Four Diamonds.

A Penn State Child Life specialist works with a young patientChild Life

Your donation helps Child Life ensure that kids are meeting developmental and educational milestones while undergoing treatment. Our care team also helps to ease the fear and anxiety that children may feel during their time in the hospital. Learn more about supporting Child Life.

Blue pinwheels outside Penn State Children’s Hospital during Child Abuse Prevention MonthChild Protection Team

As the only facility in central Pennsylvania that integrates mental health and medical services for child abuse victims, the Center for the Protection of Children brings together a community of scholars and clinicians committed to detecting, treating, and preventing child abuse. Your gift will help us develop clinical services, educate healthcare professionals, and facilitate new child abuse prevention initiatives. Learn more about supporting the child protection team.

Two babies who receive support through the Hummingbird Program at Penn State Hershey Children’s HospitalHummingbird Program

When it comes to caring for children with life-limiting conditions, we know the incredible value of having pediatricians who work in partnership with families’ wishes. Created and sustained by an endowment, this palliative care fund supports the unique needs of these special children and their families. Learn more about supporting our Hummingbird Program. Learn more about supporting our Hummingbird Program.

Two goldern retrievers and a young female playing fetch with a tennis ball outdoors. Kelso Fund

The Kelso fund, takes its name from the donor’s own dog, a Belgian Malinois. With this gift, the donor was able to combine his love of animals, especially dogs, with his desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of children. It’s a win-win. The fund provides comprehensive support, even including the cost of caring for the facility dogs in their retirement. Kelso welcomes others to join in this effort by donating to the Kelso Fund.

Man’s best friends have long been recognized as great companions. Now their special talents are celebrated as a vital part of the healing care offered at the Children’s Hospital. Quite simply, there’s a magic and power to animal-assisted therapy and intervention.

Wall recognizing donors of the Pediatric Research Education and Discovery FundPediatric Research Discovery and Education Fund

Gifts to this fund will be allocated on an annual basis to support research and education and to improve the quality of care we provide for our pediatric patients. For gifts of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, you can personalize a plaque on our Partners in Transforming Medicine donor wall, located on the first floor of the Children’s Hospital.

A Children's Hospital nurse cares for a patient.Pediatric Enrichment Fund

By making a donation to the Pediatric Enrichment Fund, you’re giving to the area of greatest need at our Children’s Hospital, as well as helping to support kids like Miles. Learn more about Miles and see how this little boy is inspiring the world around him after countless brain surgeries.