Frequently Asked Questions


How can I give to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation? 

There are many ways to donate to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation: cash contributions, property, remembrances in wills, structured gift planning, toys and gently-used clothing and unwrapped toiletry kits are all welcome. Gifts of time and donated products and services are also a way for individuals to give to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation and the hospital. Volunteer time is precious and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is working hard to educate the younger generation about the concept of giving. Remember too that you can direct your financial contributions to specific areas of the hospital - these donations are referred to as "restricted donations." You also may choose to make an "unrestricted donation" which will enable the foundation to designate where your contribution will go in order to support the hospital’s greatest needs. 

Please contact one of our Development Officers, who can help you determine the right path of giving for you and your family.

How can I give in honor or in memory of someone? 

You can honor the remarkable people in your life by making a tribute donation to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation. When you make an honor/memorial donation we will send a notification to the person you designate, informing him or her of your thoughtful gift. The gift amount is kept confidential. Read more about honor/memorial gift options.

Can I support a specific area within Nicklaus Children’s?

Yes, you may designate your donation to a specific area or initiative of Nicklaus Children’s and this is known as a "restricted donation."  A restricted donation enables you to designate exactly how and where your donation should go. You also may choose to make an "unrestricted donation," which will enable the foundation to designate where your contribution will go in order to support the hospital’s greatest needs.

May I make a donation online?

Yes, you can make a donation online by clicking here or by clicking on the "Give Now" buttons throughout the website. Your online gift is secure and private. All transactions are processed in real time by VeriSign and your credit card and bank information is never stored.

Is my information kept private when I make a donation to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation?

Yes, your information is kept private when you make a donation to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation. We do not sell or share donor information with other organizations, and we take pride in protecting the privacy of our supporters. Read our full Privacy Policy.

How do I request more information or contact Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation?

Please call 305.666.2889 or contact a staff member directly.

You may also send a letter to:

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation
3100 S.W. 62 Ave.
Miami, FL  33155

What does it mean to be a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital?

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is your exclusive Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Its core philosophy is to keep 100 percent of donations in the local area in which they are raised.

May I hold an event to benefit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital?

Of course! You can fundraise to commemorate any special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding, Quince, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and make a difference in the life of a child at the same time.

Learn more about creating your own fundraiser to support the children and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital by designating Nicklaus Children's as the beneficiary of your event.

If you have an idea for a community event, click here to get started.

Where can I find financial information for MCH Foundation?

Annual Form 990s are available on

To request a copy of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation’s most recent Form 990, please contact 305.666.2889.

What is Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation’s tax identification number?

Our federal tax identification number is 46-1784918.

Does Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation comply with required registration of Florida statutes?

Yes, a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 800.435.7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Registration No. CH40196, has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act and is a separately incorporated 501(c) (3) charitable foundation. All donations to Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.