Pediatric grants

Life-saving and life-changing grants

Financial constraints and insurance limitations sometimes make it impossible for families to cover their child's medical expenses. Oracle Health Foundation's pediatric grants connect children to needed care when finances stand in the way. Applications are accepted from the United States and through select international providers.

Pediatric grants by the numbers

Fiscal Year 2022


children received pediatric grants


million distributed

Removing financial barriers to healthcare

Oracle Health Foundation’s application-based pediatric grants provide funding for children to receive needed care. The foundation advocates for children and their families in the healthcare system, connecting them to providers and resources.

The types of grants awarded fall into four main categories: clinical, equipment, displacement, and vehicle modification. The chart to the right shows the funds allocated for each request category during fiscal year 2022.

Pediatric grants by category, 2022: Clinical, $1.8M; Equipment $703,000; Displacement, $125,000; Vehicle Modification, $6000.
Ricky, a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, sits in his special car seat.

Ricky loves basketball and swimming like any 9-year-old boy. However, because of cerebral palsy and paralysis, he requires assistance to get in and out of the car to enjoy these activities. Ricky’s doctor recommended a special car seat with a base that swivels, allowing his parents to lift him straight out of his seat—not up and over the side of it. Oracle Health Foundation provided funding for the car seat, and now; mom and dad can turn Ricky’s seat to face the side of the car and move him directly into his wheelchair.

Ricky, 9 years old
Tatyana, pediatric grant recipient, smiles after receiving surgery to restore her dental health.

Tatyana received a free wellness screening at her elementary school. During the head-to-toe assessment, a registered nurse discovered several dental issues and referred her for additional follow-up. In all, she needed seven cavity fillings, a stainless steel cap, and oral surgery to remove an erupted tooth. Oracle Health Foundation provided funding for the five-hour surgery to restore Tatyana’s dental health and her beautiful smile.

Tatyana, 9 years old
Lincoln and her family received funding for lodging from Oracle Health Foundation while she recovered from surgery.

Lincoln, a beautiful 11-month-old baby, was born without part of her esophagus—the tube that connects her mouth to her stomach. After receiving treatment since birth at Children’s Mercy Hospital, her parents decided to transfer her to one of the only hospitals in the US that is specially designed to care for children with this rare condition. That meant Lincoln’s parents, Sarah and Mitch, would need to relocate to Boston, Massachusetts, several months. Oracle Health Foundation provided funding to cover lodging for Lincoln’s family while they lived out of town and out of their own home during her operation and recovery.

Lincoln, 11 months old