Giving Opportunities

At Doernbecher, healing children today while working toward tomorrow's cures is one reason we're recognized among the nation's best children's hospitals. Here are the four essential areas in which your gift can make a vital impact right now.

Area of Greatest Need

Support the area of greatest need

The biggest challenges and most exciting opportunities do not always happen according to schedule. Gifts to our Area of Greatest Need fund provide Doernbecher’s leaders with the flexibility to allocate resources where and when they are needed most. Learn more

Doernbecher Guest House

guest house

Families who must travel far from home for specialized medical care face a double crisis: the heartbreak of a life-threatening illness and the emotional, logistical and financial burden of an extended out-of-town stay. Last year, OHSU had to find alternative accommodations for 1,058 families due to lack of space at our temporary facility. Help us build the Doernbecher Guest House, an oasis of healing and stability for the whole family. Learn more at



Scientists at the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute are tackling complex diseases like diabetes, autism and genetic brain disorders through stem cell therapy, gene therapy and other methods. Learn more

Endowed Funds

Doernbecher Children's Hospital

The Doernbecher Foundation is working to increase the endowment for the Department of Pediatrics. Endowed funds are critically important to attracting and retaining the most talented people and supporting Doernbecher's programs. Your endowed support can help provide vital and long-lasting funding to the hospital. Learn more.