Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is the leading volunteer-based organization delivering free, in-hospital programs to pediatric patients and their families. Founded in 1998, Project Sunshine partners with medical centers across the United States and in four international locations to meet the non-medical, social-emotional needs of children dealing with any illness. Programming promotes key elements of childhood like play, learning, and socialization in the hospital environment - restoring a crucial sense of normalcy for pediatric patients and their families. Project Sunshine recruits and trains over 18,000 volunteers - community members, college students, corporations, and youth - to deliver family-centered activities. Our programs spark creativity, promote self-esteem, and provide a needed distraction. Most of all, they let young patients act and feel like kids during emotionally and physically challenging times.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|91.75 Score


(3/4)|88.34 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

211 East 43rd Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10017