The Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation which maintains a permanent endowment fund to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. All monetary donations promote, support and maintain the philanthropic endeavors that enhance the medical care and treatment of the patients in the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

Our Vision

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation obtains funds through donations of the members of Daughters of the Nile, the public at large, grants from Federal, State, County and Municipal Governments, departments and agencies; and gifts or grants from foundations and corporations:

* to support, assist and fund the providing of medical care, research and development of new treatments, therapy, and the educational re-entry programs provided by the Shriners Hospitals for Children® to children with orthopaedic problems, severe burns and spinal cord injuries. Children who have acute, fresh burns receive the needed plastic, reconstructive or restorative surgery and the rehabilitative services from Shriners Hospitals for Children® in order to survive these medical conditions and injuries. The children receive any needed physical and occupational therapy.

* to establish a qualified permanent endowment fund to accept gifts with the income being used to further the purposes of the Foundation and to ensure that the Shriners Hospitals for Children® have the funds to continue to offer medical treatment, equipment, therapy, educational support, research and care for the children regardless of their ability to pay.

Through these programs the Foundation provides increased support for the burn and orthopaedic care, treatment, research, therapy and rehabilitative services for any child regardless of his/her ability to pay.


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Gifting Incentives

Other ways you can give to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation include naming the Foundation as a beneficiary on your Retirement Accounts or your Annuities; naming the Foundation as a joint tenant, payable on death beneficiary or transferable on death beneficiary on your Certificates of Deposit and Savings Accounts; or establish a Charitable Remainder Trust that benefits the Foundation.

Marketable Securities

Gifts of long-term appreciated securities may include individual stocks, bonds, or shares of mutual funds. Gifts of securities can be made quickly and easily and can enable you to do more with your gift because of the tax benefits.

Wills and Bequests

A bequest to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation Convalescent Endowment Fund will continue supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children® after your death.  Federal estate tax laws encourage charitable bequests by allowing an estate tax deduction for the full value of charitable gifts.  No limit is placed on the amount that can be left to charity and deducted from your estate as a charitable contribution.