Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation
The Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation (CCF) was founded in 1989. Every year, the CCF raises most of its funds primarily through the annual Benefit. It is through the generous support and enthusiastic participation of our board members and friends that the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics has become one of New York City's preeminent pediatric care facilities.
The generous support of the CCF and its friends enables us to renovate patient floors and to address the psychosocial needs of children while providing top quality medical care. Contributions from the CCF have significantly enhanced our research efforts, which seek new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood diseases. We conduct groundbreaking research in a number of areas, including food allergy, kidney and liver disease, asthma, and congenital heart defects. One significant measure of the success of this effort is the external research funding that has been awarded to investigators in the Mount Sinai Department of Pediatrics, which exceeds $15 million, placing the Department among the top 15 pediatric departments nationwide and surpassing every other pediatric program in New York State in this metric.
The CCF was instrumental in the funding of The Child Life Zone, a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art therapeutic and educational play environment for pediatric patients and their families. The CCF is proud to provide ongoing operational support of the Zone, which is the only facility of its kind in the northeast region of the United States.
CCF was founded in 1989. Every year, the CCF raises most of its funds primarily through the annual Benefit. It is through the generous support and enthusiastic participation of our board members and friends that Kravis Children’s Hospital has become one of New York City's preeminent pediatric care facilities.
The Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit organization. All donations made to The Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation are tax-deductible.
The most recent project of the CCF has been supporting the mission of the Program for Underserved Children. The goal of the program is to develop a research program that can improve the care of children growing up in poverty nationwide.
The Children’s Center Foundation supports a wide range of medical and therapeutic programs within Kravis Children’s Hospital.
Young Physician-Scientist Pipeline Program
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is an early childhood literacy program based in Mount Sinai's pediatric outpatient clinic. Physicians give out books to patients at every visit and counsel parents about the importance of reading to their children. Volunteer readers in the waiting area read aloud to children as they wait for their appointments.
Program for Underserved Children
This innovative program supports our general pediatrics program which cares for children in the community we serve. The program includes a research component focused on prevention of chronic diseases plaguing this population, expansion of social work services, provision of Parenting Center services for families, and training the next generation of scientists to provide excellent care and research for underserved children.