Our Promise - Mission and Vision
The Foundation is a Public Charity
The CiDrep SickKids Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity organization, also known as CiDrep SickKids (the "Foundation"), which was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia as a nonprofit corporation without share capital. The Foundation receives, accumulates and distributes funds and/or the income therefrom for the benefit of CiDrep SickKids (the "Foundation"), any hospital providing care for children, medical research organizations, a child or person, in respect of medical care, research and other activities related to the health of children. The Foundation is registered under the IRS Income Tax Act (United States) (the “Act”) and, as such, donors can deduct contributions they make to the "Foundation" under IRS Section 170. The foundation is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
You can help CiDrep SickKids launch new research programs and commercialized scientific initiatives with the support that complement our investments. You or your organization can serve as a strategic implementing partner, to help build our Biomedical Informatics (BMI) Research Lab that focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Translational Research (TR), funded by grants that support discoveries in fundamental science to leverage heterogeneity to accelerate translational medicine to decipher human disease.
CiDrep SickKids Research is an in-house data-driven laboratory that's applying machine learning to develop diagnostics and therapies to improve sick kids' health. In 2018, we began collecting and storing available data that emanate from pediatric phenotypic and disease studies. We now have terabytes of data points in our cloud repository and data vault and have developed machine learning methods and tools for diagnostics and therapies to improve sick kid's health.
The CiDrep SickKids Foundation provides funds for sick kids when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted for needed care, health, and wellness programs at no cost to families.
We envision a future when every sick child receives cost-free medical care, get well and feel comfortable during difficult times.
We’re committed to fair and mutual treatment, transparency, integrity, collaboration, and constant innovation and care for all families of sick kids and members of the CiDrep SickKids Foundation team — from volunteers to top management. We are actively building an organization where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy
We are doing our part to dismantle systemic racism, inequality and championing equal opportunity. To that end, we seek to provide funds to those from historically marginalized people — female and male kids with disabilities, kids of color, kids of caucasian, families with kids who were formerly incarcerated, families who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming, first and second-generation immigrants, and kids from low-income families.