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 225 Critically Ill Children

The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation has raised over $525,000 and helped over 225 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.

Next Wine Tasting Event

The Foundation is planning to have its next Wine Tasting in late spring of 2015.  We have preliminary plans to hold the event at the Bethany Beach Suites which is currently under construction in downtown Bethany.   Final details and dates will be available in early January.


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: 302-894-1965
Email address: helpingfamilies@rskfoundation.org