Become a Fundraiser

There are plenty of ways to support the Child Mind Institute, and fundraising is a great way to let your family, friends and community in on the fun. We encourage you to be creative! The possibilities are endless.

Plan a Fundraising Event

Participate in a 5K run, charity bike ride, bake sale, or other event while raising money to transform the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders.

Celebrate a Milestone

Dedicate a big achievement, birthday or anniversary to supporting children when and where they need it most. Set up a donation page and invite friends and family to celebrate with a contribution.

Personal Projects

Market your personal project or business venture, like a self-published book or custom jewelry, while helping children reach their full potential in school and in life.

Honor their Memory

Honor a loved one by creating a fundraiser in their memory.

Setting up a fundraising page on is quick and easy. Email to get started and find tips to manage your fundraiser in our Fundraising Toolkit.

If you are planning a fundraising eventfill out an event application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I receive approval for my fundraising event?

    Fill out our event application. Email if you have any questions.

  • What do I do if my event changes or is cancelled?

    If there are significant changes to your event plan, please email as soon as possible.

  • How do I make my donation to the Child Mind Institute after my fundraiser?

    If you would like to pay by wire transfer or in securities, please contact Peter Wissink, Administrative Assistant, by email at or by calling 646.779.1779.

    Submitting payment by wire or securities reduces the amount of administrative time needed to process and deposit checks, allowing the Child Mind Institute to quickly support children and families.

    If you prefer to make a payment by check, please make your check payable to Child Mind Institute (Tax ID #80-0478843) and send to the following address:

    Child Mind Institute
    ATTN: Development Office
    445 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10022

  • Will the Child Mind Institute provide support for my community fundraiser?

    As a nonprofit, the Child Mind Institute does not provide financial support for community fundraisers. However, our free online materials can be shared as resources for your audience.

  • Can I use the Child Mind Institute’s logos and branding to promote my fundraiser?

    If you would like to include the Child Mind Institute’s logo and branding, please note this on your event application form and our staff will be in touch about signing a logo license agreement.

  • Will donors to my fundraiser receive a tax receipt from the Child Mind Institute?

    Individual donors will only receive a tax receipt if they donate through Email if you would like to learn more about setting up a peer-to-peer fundraiser on our site.