Our Mission

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

In five years The Daughters of the Nile Foundation will be a well-recognized and respected philanthropy surpassing public expectations for serving the children of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

  • to support, assist and fund the provision of the highest quality care provided by the Shriners Hospital for Children to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate family-centered and collaborative care environment; the provision of education of physicians and other healthcare professionals; and the provision of research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families; and
  • 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, educational support, research and care for the children without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin and without placing a burden on the families of the patients. 

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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.