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Who we are

Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming their obstacles. By advancing healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy, our focus is on what children need to succeed. It started as a hospital for children with long-term medical needs, reaching 100 beds with polio treatment as a top priority. In the early 1980s, those beds were moved to a Louisville children’s hospital, and Kosair Charities shifted from providing direct services to providing grants.

Kosair Charities has committed more than $16 million to partner agencies in 2019. One top priority is ending child abuse and neglect through the Face It ® Movement. None of this would be possible without donor support. Though our defi nition of a child in need is much broader now, our original mission of enhancing the health and well-being of children has endured.

Learn more at kosair.org


Join Us

Your workplace gift to the Kosair Kids® Financial Assistance Program will directly impact the affordability and accessibility of healthcare for kids across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Pledge your support now via payroll deduction in your Employee Self Service (ESS) portal.

Change a Child's Life

Your donation will help children and families in need through the Kosair Kids® Financial Assistance Program. This program provides financial aid to families for medical bills they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. Recently, the KKFA Program helped over 150 families in Kentucky with over $309,000 in medical bills.

$3 per paycheck covers one session of occupational, physical, or speech therapy for a child with special needs.

$6 per paycheck provides a t-stool cushion and a move-and-sit disc for kids with autism; allowing them to work on their balance and focus.

$10 per paycheck covers a SPIO vest for children with sensory processing disorder to become calm in therapy and everyday life.

$15 per paycheck covers auditory evaluations for children that are experiencing hearing loss or hearing impairment.

$25 per paycheck covers the cost of converting a child’s current wheelchair to one that will expand and it the child as they grow.

$50 per paycheck covers the cost of a therapy tricycle for a child with special needs.

Kosair Charities Committee, Inc.
EIN: 60-0514703—Protects the health and well-being of children in KY and Southern IN by providing financial support for pediatric health care, medical research, education and child advocacy services. 7.32%