Ways to Give

Donate. Volunteer. Host your own fundraising event. There are lots of ways you can help.

If you’re interested in lending a hand to help unlock a child’s potential, we offer a wide range of opportunities for you to share your time, talents, and resources. 


Individual Giving

Every contribution is important, because each gift helps advance our work in patient care, special education, research and professional training, and community initiatives. Learn about the many ways you can make a difference in the life of a child.

Tribute Giving

You can make a real difference in the life of a child by making a gift to Kennedy Krieger in honor of someone who has touched your life. Learn how to honor someone special to you.

Monthly Giving

One of the easiest ways to make an impact is to contribute on a monthly basis. Learn how you can become a Partner in Potential.

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy by contributing a gift that will continue beyond your lifetime. Planned gifts are powerful ways to help us in the future while potentially realizing substantial tax and other benefits for yourself and your family today. Discover the benefits of giving wisely through a planned gift to the Kennedy Krieger Institute. 

Corporate and Foundation

Corporations and foundations can contribute in a number of ways, including corporate in-kind gifts, event sponsorships, matching gifts, or grants advancing research into disorders of the brain. Learn more about how your company or foundation can help.

Kennedy Krieger Society

Join a group of loyal, generous donors who are committed to empowering children and young adults with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Learn how you can become a member of Kennedy Krieger Society today.

Workplace Giving

Making a Workplace Gift through payroll deduction is an easy way to provide a steady funding source to help children and families of Kennedy Krieger.

Give Time

Create Your Own Event

Bring your friends, family, co-workers, and community together by hosting an event to benefit Kennedy Krieger. It’s an uplifting, enjoyable way to give for all involved, and it’s a great way to spread the word about the work we do. Learn how to create your own event.


Whether you’d like to assist with patient activities, participate with others organizing a food drive, help raise awareness of Kennedy Krieger, join the fun by helping out at our special events, or even become a foster parent, we’d love to have you on our team. Learn more about the many opportunities to join our team as a volunteer today.

Women’s Initiative Network

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of Kennedy Krieger Institute by promoting and facilitating volunteerism that assists families who utilize the Institute.

Other Ways to Give

Vehicle Donation

If you have a vehicle you don’t want—running or not—we can turn it into money that helps kids and a tax deduction that helps you. We’ll even pick it up! Learn how your unwanted vehicle can become a tax-deductible gift.


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Happy Holidays Fund

The holidays can be particularly difficult for families of children with disabilities. Our Happy Holidays Fund offers extra support that can brighten up the season for families in need. Learn how you can help a family during the holiday season by giving to our Happy Holidays Fund.