To promote, protect, and sustain the physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health of children.
Purpose of Site:
To disseminate information about the foundation's mission, programs, and initiatives.
Established in the summer of 1996 as an independent public charity, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is focused on the promotion and protection of the health of children. Although the foundation shares certain interests with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, it is wholly independent of both. The foundation pursues its mission through three interrelated activities.
The foundation addresses the regional health needs of children by generating and directing major philanthropic support. The foundation is both a dedicated fundraiser and a community grantmaker. In addition, as the Bay Area's only philanthropy dedicated exclusively to child health, the foundation aims to be a leading source of regional information in this field.
Because the most critical health needs of children are met through advanced pediatric care, training and research at leading academic medical centers, the foundation is the direct fundraiser for Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and the pediatric medical and surgical programs of Stanford University School of Medicine.
Beyond the walls of the Medical Center, the Foundation serves as a community grantmaker, providing financial support for and working in partnership with community-based, family-centered, nonprofit organizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties whose primary focus on children's health is prevention.
Visitors are greeted by a splash page, introducing the foundation's mission and vision in some elegant flash animation. The cheerful home page organizes the site's information into three main areas: Fundraising, Grantmaking, and Informed Perspective.
The Fundraising section of the site offers many links and organizations and a variety of opportunities for individuals seeking to make donations.