It Starts With You

Donate to Support These Programs

Child Health Advocacy
Child Life Program
Patient and Family Support Services

How Your Gift Helps

Since American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, opened in 2007, demand has rapidly grown for our services. Learn how you can make a difference and ensure every child receives the care they need. Whether you wish to support programs and services for patients and their families, or shape the future by supporting the ongoing research that seeks to unravel the science behind disease, your gift can make a significant difference in the lives of many.

Ways to Get Involved
Group volunteering at American Family Children's Hospital

Group Volunteering with Community Cares Day

Are you part of an organization that would like to give back to the community? Learn how to make a difference at the American Family Children's Hospital by bringing in a team to volunteer with our patients and families.

Learn About Group Volunteering

Make an In-Kind Donation

Bubbles. Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils. Play-Doh. If you’re interested in making an "in-kind" donation to the children’s hospital, these are the types of things we can always use! Learn more about donating items, and view the lists of things we need and don’t need:

In-Kind Donations
American Family Children's Hospital volunteers Rachel Otto and Shannon Kaufmann

Volunteering at American Family Children's Hospital

If you're interested in volunteering at American Family Children's Hospital, please visit our Volunteers section.

father and son; Incredible House Raffle benefitting American Family Children's Hospital; Madison, Wisconsin

Be a "CATCH!"

By joining Community Around the Children's Hospital (CATCH), you'll support the children's hospital by participating in volunteer activities, and help enhance financial support for current and new programs.

Learn About CATCH

Support These Other Programs

Your support for pediatric programs and services throughout American Family Children's Hospital and UW Health help ensure a healthy future for all kids. Please consider a donation:

University of Wisconsin Foundation

The University of Wisconsin Foundation is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW Health

Learn more about the UW Foundation at

Mary Cornelia Bradley Society Meet Our Amazing Kids