Making a Difference for Families of Critically Ill Children

We are no longer accepting applications for assistance as we are in the process of winding down the Foundation.
Thank you for your support over the last 18 years.

financial assistanceThe 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.

OUR 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 271 Critically Ill Children

The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation has raised over $525,000 and helped over 271 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.

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!

To make donations or for more information on the Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation
please Contact us at: P.O. BOX 30647 - Wilmington, DE, 19805
Email address: