One Wish Grants
If You Had One Wish to Solve Pediatric Healthcare’s Greatest Challenges,
What Would It Be?
At CHOC, we support a culture of innovation that not only encourages our employees and physicians to dream up life-changing ideas, but also supports their development into fully functional programs.
Founded by the CHOC Foundation and its Board of Directors, One Wish Grants turn these wishes into reality by awarding funding to exceptional projects, ranging from $5,000 to $250,000. Innovator teams go through a rigorous pitch competition, where they present their ideas to a selection committee.
We are taking pediatric healthcare to new heights, and invite you to join us on this journey.
Explore How One Wish Grants is Making a Difference at CHOC
One Wish Grants 2021 Awarded Projects
This year, we awarded $250,000 in innovation support to seven teams who are expanding the ways CHOC delivers care to our patients and families.
Mental Health Video Library
As a 2021 One Wish Grants winner, the CHOC psychology team has developed a series of videos to help kids cope with anxiety and low mood.
Home Manometry Initiative
Through One Wish Grants, the CHOC urology team produced helpful step-by-step video instructions on how to record home bladder pressure and volume measurements.
“We have these huge ideas, and we know ways that we can make a positive impact at CHOC…One Wish Grants gives the opportunity to make something happen and come to life when often the barrier is money.”
– Jazmine Bustos, Nurse Practitioner 2018 One Wish Grants Winner for the Multidisciplinary Feeding Program Research Collaborative Team
Invest in Innovation
Your gift supports revolutionary healthcare solutions that align with CHOC’s four areas of impact:
- Leading-Edge Technology
- Elevating Pediatric Care
- Ground-Breaking Research
- Family Centered Care.
With over 30 projects funded since 2017, awarded teams have launched successful pilot programs that serve as models for other pediatric hospitals, increased patient satisfaction scores, and led to thousands of dollars in savings to CHOC.
Grant a Wish
Our innovators are ready with their next revolutionary ideas. They just need you.
Make their wishes come true today and be part of the innovation— from concept to creation!
Join an exclusive group of healthcare leaders, executives, and physicians, who are all committed to building a better future.
“One Wish Grants is one more outstanding way that CHOC is distinguishing itself as a world-class children’s hospital that the Orange County community wants and deserves.”
—David Willis, President of Corporate Real Estate Advisors Inc., and a CHOC supporter since 1989 (honored for more than 30 years of giving with a 2017 Charley Award)
Trailblazer & Innovator
Learn about the legacy of 2019 One Wish Grants Awardee Dr. Mary Zupanc
Support CHOC in your community by investing in innovation
Thank You to Our Current Partners
One Wish Grants is made possible through the support of our generous and forward-thinking philanthropic partners.