How You Can Help
Our Progress Depends on Your Generosity
The chILD Foundation was created with passion and commitment; but it takes money to keep it going—to fund scientific research, educational conferences, and family support programs. We look to generous individuals, private foundations and corporate donors to help complement the grassroots family fundraising that has gotten us this far. We have a dedicated group of physicians and researchers that are leading the way in understanding these diseases, but they desperately need your help.
How Your Donation Magically Multiplies
Every gift is important, because every gift can grow. Each dollar you give can multiply by as many ten times, thanks to matching grants and follow-up grants from other organizations and government sources such as the National Institutes for Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
Watch: Watch how your gift can grow into powerful results.
How Your Donation Helps
- National Registry Support: Your donations help fund data entry and maintenance of the national chILD registry. This enables instances of chILD to be reported, shared and made available for diagnostic studies and scientific research.
- Family Blood Sample Kits: Highly specialized blood tests are conducted on the child as well as both parents for Genetic Research and Biomarkers. These sample kits cost $2500 per family.
- Pilot Research Grants: By bundling many small donations we can create initial research grants of $20,000 to $50,000. The initial research, often including Genome Sequencing and Data Analysis, is aimed at investigating causes for one of the dozens of chILD disorders. This seed funding can have a cascading effect—attracting matching funds from other organizations and, with initial success, can attract more than $1,000,000 in additional funding for new rounds of research.
- Conferences and Education: Presenting research breakthroughs to the medical community and providing guidance for families affected by chILD are both essential for gaining momentum toward improved diagnostic procedures, treatments and cures. Your donations help pay for research reports, educational materials, seminars and medical conferences
How to get Involved
The chILD Foundation community is constantly growing, adding new families, medical professionals, volunteers, and organizations around the country. In addition to monetary contributions, there are other ways to participate in our important mission, including fundraising, sponsoring events, or even starting a local chapter of the chILD Foundation in your community.
Whatever your interest, we would love to have your help. It all starts by raising your hand and letting us know you are there, so please register today.