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Friends of Doernbecher

Friends of Doernbecher is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program

All money raised by the Friends of Doernbecher is directed to the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program, which funds innovative projects and cutting-edge research that directly benefit current and future Doernbecher patients and families. For 18 years, the grant program has provided seed-stage funding for faculty and staff in numerous specialties to pursue and develop relevant and impactful projects.

Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients! Learn about their proposals.

“Friends of Doernbecher funding has had a significant impact on the care we provide to children in Oregon as well as nationally, and has helped to recognize Doernbecher as a leader in neuroimaging for pediatric head trauma.”

David Sheridan, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment

The Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment was established in January 2017 when Sasha Roiz, Doernbecher Philanthropy board member and star of NBC’s “Grimm,” announced that the Friends of Doernbecher would combine its $2.2 million Friends of Doernbecher Endowment for Medical Care with the $1.5 million Grimmster Endowment. This merger created Doernbecher’s single largest endowed fund. The purpose of the Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment focuses on providing assistance for the uncompensated needs of patients. Expenditures may include costs associated with uncompensated care, travel, lodging, food and/or other services integral to patient care and comfort.

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Cards for Kids

Cards for Kids is an annual fundraiser for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The program transforms artwork created by Doernbecher patients, siblings and professional artists into classic cards for the holiday season. Proceeds raised through Cards for Kids benefit the Friends of Doernbecher grant program.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with Friends of Doernbecher, please contact Christina Morisato, Community Engagement Manager.