Making a Difference for Families of Critically Ill Children

The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded by Karie and Scott Kappes. The Kappes' started the foundation after the death of their son, Ryan Scott Kappes. Ryan battled a congenital heart defect and died at the age of 10 weeks on January 30, 2006.

financial assistanceOUR MISSION: The mission of the Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation is to provide financial assistance to families of critically ill children so that the family can remain together during extended hospitalizations. In an effort to help ensure the well-being of the family and offset the costs associated with a lengthy hospital stay, The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation provides grants to help with travel, lodging and living expenses for qualified participants. In addition, The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation seeks to promote the advancement of pediatric cardiac research through contributions to organizations and individuals dedicated to this endeavor.


Map Of Families Helped:

Click on map for list of lives touched.

Map of Families Helped

The list of states are:  AK, AL, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, HI, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV.


Raised Over $525,000 and Helped over 235 Critically Ill Children

The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation has raised over $525,000 and helped over 235 critically ill children in addition to making sizeable grants in support of pediatric cardiac research.  The Foundation also supports The Ronald McDonald House by sponsoring rooms in Wilmington, DE and Lansing, MI.

10th Annual Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

The 10th Annual Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation Wine & Craft Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, June 20that the new Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel. The hotel is nearing completion and we are so excited about this new larger venue!  More information to follow about ticket sales as well as overnight rates.


Do you or a loved one have a critically ill child in the hospital?

If you or a loved one have a critically ill child in the hospital and are in need of financial assistance, please contact us at click here! DDD


To make donations or for more information on the Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation
please Contact us at: P.O. BOX 30647 - Wilmington, DE, 19805
Phone: 302.539.3181
FAX: 302-995-6121
Email address: helpingfamilies@rskfoundation.org