How We Use Funds
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our staff provides all aspects of care for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Many of the common techniques and treatments that are used in most hospitals today were pioneered by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Because of you and your support, we've been able to send Love to the rescue® to more than 1.3 million children since 1922.
Where the Funds Go
Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Your donations will directly support the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children in locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
TAXES AND FINANCE
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, stewardship is one of our core values. Approximately 85 percent of all funds spent by Shriners Hospitals for Children each year is dedicated to patient care, research and education. We work hard to make sure your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner. In addition, Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501 (c)3 charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.
Tax and Financial Information
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, stewardship is one of our core values. Approximately 85 percent of all funds spent by Shriners Hospitals for Children each year is dedicated to patient care, research and education. We work hard to make sure your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner.
In addition, Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501 (c)3 charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.
Independent Charities Seal of Excellence
Shriners Hospitals for Children is the recipient of the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This designation is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
Tax Returns and Financial Statements
Twenty of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children are located in the United States and file 990 tax returns under two corporations: The Massachusetts Corporation (Boston and Springfield hospitals only) and the Colorado Corporation (the remaining 18 U.S. hospitals).
Copies of current 990 tax returns are available below. The two Shriners Hospitals for Children 990 tax returns (Massachusetts and Colorado corporations) do not reflect the finances of our Canadian and Mexican hospitals (the Canadian Corporation and Mexican Association, respectively). For a complete representation of the finances for all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children, please see the combined financial statement.
When your company matches your gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children® it’s not only an incentive to contribute to a charitable organization, it’s also a way to double or triple your own donation. Many corporate matching programs will match contributions dollar-for-dollar, and some may even contribute more.
To find out if your company participates in corporate matching of your gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children use our search tool below. You may also want to contact your human resources department to see if you or your spouse’s company matches charitable gifts.
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