Health—General & Rehabilitative

UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS FOUNDATION

aka Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation, CHO, CHRCO, CHRCF,   |   Oakland, CA   |  give.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org

Mission

We believe that all children should have the best that healthcare can offer. By raising funds for essential programs and services, as well as unrestricted funds to meet the hospital's most pressing needs, the Foundation helps provide the kids and families that turn to us with undivided attention and unsurpassed care. As the charitable support organization for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, we are committed to providing the margin of excellence that our young patients need and deserve. Donations to the Foundation provide the resources to fund outstanding pediatric care, breakthrough research, nationally recognized child advocacy efforts and exemplary medical training.

Ruling year info

1967

President

Dr. Michael Anderson

Main address

2201 Broadway Suite 600

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-1657474

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Hospital (Specialty) (E24)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (U12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation, we believe that all children should have the best that healthcare can offer. As the charitable support organization for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, the Foundation is committed to providing the margin of excellence that our young patients need and deserve. Donations to the Foundation provide the resources to fund outstanding pediatric care, breakthrough research, nationally recognized child advocacy efforts and exemplary medical training.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals protect and advances the health and well-being of children through clinical care, research and medical education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is the division of Children’s dedicated to translating basic and clinical research into health benefits for children. In 2012, CHORI had more than 400 active studies, including numerous partnerships with private research organizations, corporations, and universities. In addition to conducting research that has saved lives the world over, CHORI and its staff participate in other non-research activities that directly benefit our local community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Families

Because families are our priority, our work on behalf of children extends to the people who love them and will help them transition from hospital to home and community. Support for the whole family begins when a child is admitted for care. Our specialists work closely with families to meet each child’s developmental, emotional, and psychosocial needs. Art and music, school programs, therapeutic play, pain management, libraries and online resources, sibling support, animal- assisted therapy, holiday celebrations, volunteers ready when parents need a break—these are just a few of the benefits your gift makes possible. Special programs are also available to help the many families who travel great distances to receive care at our Oakland and San Francisco hospitals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Clinical Trials for Pediatrics

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This statistic is for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland only

Total number of client emergency room visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This statistic is for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland only.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Research volunteers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Research Studies Advancing Treatment for Children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This statistic is for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related Program

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers have served at the heart of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland since its founding over 100 years ago. In 2019, more than 325 volunteers served over 23,600 hours supporting patients.

Interpreter services for 62 languages offered free of charge.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related Program

Patient and Family Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

UCSF Benioff Oakland offers qualified medical interpreters 24/7, in 62 languages, free of charge to patients and their caregivers with limited English proficiency or who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our world-renowned specialists are dedicated to promoting the health of children throughout the Bay Area and around the globe. Through compassionate care and groundbreaking innovations, our pediatric health enterprise—one of the country’s largest and highest-ranking—delivers hope and healing to young people and their families. Funds raised for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals support a comprehensive approach to pediatric medicine that bridges research and care to serve not only young patients but entire families. This investment helps to ensure that hundreds of specialists are accessible to kids at our two main campuses and via networks serving all of Northern California and beyond. Moreover, by powering our trailblazing research, generations of children receive the promise of a better future.

With two facilities dedicated to developing new treatments and improving health outcomes for kids, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals serve the unique health needs of infants, children, and young adults through two Bay Area facilities—one in San Francisco and one in Oakland. These hospitals build on each other’s historic strengths to operate more efficiently, deliver better outcomes, and serve a much broader region than either hospital could reach on its own. We provide access to health care to any child who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay, ensuring that one more child will be that much closer to a vaccine or cure. We unite high-tech with high-touch. At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, children and their families find compassionate care that is at the forefront of scientific discovery. We move discoveries from bench to bedside. For decades, our researchers have been discovering solutions for childhood and adolescent health problems, both common and rare. We train outstanding clinicians and leaders who advance the health of infants, children, and adolescents throughout the world. As teaching hospitals, we nurture tomorrow’s leaders in health care. We advocate for children. We continually reach out to the legislators, elected officials, community leaders, and politicians who shape the way our children are seen and heard, making sure that every child—regardless of background—has a voice.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among the nation’s finest pediatric medical centers, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, as well as the care of critically ill newborns. We are committed to providing outstanding care to children in the Bay Area, California and beyond. Both campuses are known nationally and internationally for basic and clinical research and are at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing diseases. The Oakland campus has a highly regarded pediatric residency program and is one of only five ACS Pediatric level I trauma centers in California. The San Francisco campus is part of UC San Francisco, whose schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing lead the nation in research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Philanthropic support of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals has been key to helping kids get back to doing what they do best – being kids. Our ability to change the outcome for children is integrally linked to the many generous supporters that make charitable gifts to propel our life-saving and life-changing work forward.

This is a time of technological revolution, unprecedented medical breakthroughs, and extreme global challenges and opportunities. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals stand poised to make advances that will change the course of pediatric medicine as we know it for all kids — across the street and around the globe. The champions at our hospitals charge hard at the toughest problems facing kids and deliver incredible results, time and again. We’ve pioneered precision cures for deadly cancers, created a low-cost meningitis vaccine that has been given to more than 100 million people, and conducted a first-of-its-kind gene therapy. We established the nation’s largest brain tumor treatment program and the world’s only nonprofit sibling cord blood bank, which offers cures for children with deadly blood diseases. And countless breakthroughs are on the horizon.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), community meetings/town halls, suggestion box/email.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, it is difficult to identify actionable feedback.

  • What significant change resulted from feedback

    The environment in which children live, play, and go to school powerfully impacts their health. But traditional medicine doesn’t address these factors. That’s why Dayna Long, MD, created FINDconnect, a robust technology platform that links families to social services, like food and housing assistance. Not only do families benefit in real time, but data captured by the platform allows for population-level analysis to understand trends in social service needs.

Financials

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UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Michael Anderson, MD

Jamie Zerber

Richard Whitley

Jamie Zerber

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