Who We Are

Your gift to Kennedy Krieger Institute will help bring us one step closer to understanding, unlocking, and overcoming childhood brain-related disorders and injuries.

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we are making dramatic breakthroughs every day—finding the keys to unlock the potential of children with problems and injuries affecting the developing brain.

Kennedy Krieger is a place like no other. We are a hospital. An outpatient center. A school. A research and advanced training center. And home to numerous community programs. Our dedicated physicians, researchers, therapists, and educators work in concert to target the problems involving the developing brain, and unlock each child’s full potential.

With this comprehensive model of care, Kennedy Krieger has built a reputation as an international leader in caring for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. And we are committed to sharing our knowledge to benefit children across the country and around the world.

For more than 75 years, Kennedy Krieger has grown into a place of hope for more than 20,000 children and families each year. Our vision is to reach thousands more who need our help. But we can’t do it without your support.

Our Mission:

We dedicate ourselves to helping children and young adults with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school, and community life

The Kennedy Krieger Institute Office of Philanthropy is dedicated to helping Kennedy Krieger develop the resources we need in order to fulfill our mission. Support from people like you allows us to:

  • Fund research into treatments, preventions, and possible cures for a wide spectrum of disorders and injuries,
  • Provide personalized, family-center patient care to thousands of children each year,
  • Offer specialized education to children with cognitive and physical disabilities, and
  • Offer vital resources and services to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities in the community.

Every day, generous people like you help us further our mission by sharing their time and financial resources through direct donations in support of our work, volunteering to help at our facilities or our major events, hosting fundraising events, donating their unwanted vehicles, or just by attending events like the Baltimore Running Festival.

We hope you can help us continue our work. Please take a few moments to learn how you can contribute by exploring the options below.