ISF partners with organizations who made a difference in Isabella’s life and continue to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community. Our partners share the same view in our mission and strive to improve lives through the power of communities.
Levine Children’s Hospital
Levine’s is a 234-bed hospital and the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Since its opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties. Levine Children’s Hospital has twice received national distinction by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and is the only facility of its kind in North Carolina to receive the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission for its High-Risk Neonatal Program.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
MSKCC is the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. Our scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering specialists are leaders in biomedical research and in translating the latest research to advance the standard of cancer care worldwide.
Children with cancer need our help. Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, the NMTRC, and parents of children with neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma are dedicated to finding a way to stop these diseases and giving pediatric patients the future they deserve. There is hope and you can help by supporting the Isabella Santos Foundation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina serves 51 counties in North Carolina from Burlington (Alamance County) to the west, with regional offices in Charlotte, Asheville and the Triad. The Foundation has granted over 2,500 wishes since 1985 and has never turned down a wish for an eligible child. Donations can be to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281.
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (RMHC)
RMHC opened in May 2011 and serves the families of children being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and Hemby Children’s Hospital. Located on the 1600 block of East Morehead Street on land donated by Carolinas Medical Center, the House features approximately 35,000 square feet of living space complete with 28 bedrooms (one family per bedroom/suite), providing more than 10,000 nights for the families. It also has a community kitchen, great room, learning center, playground and sitting porch. The RMH of Charlotte is an independent 501(c)(3) charity managed by a local board of directors which oversees operation of the home.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC)
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is an independent, locally-managed, non-profit community blood center. We are the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals. CBCC’s mission is to be the steward of a community resource; life saving blood. CBCC collects blood from the community to return it to the community at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the highest standards of quality. CBCC are members of America’s Blood Centers, a group of 76 independent blood centers that supplies 50 percent of the country’s blood. We subscribe to a community-based blood banking philosophy. That means community donors know that the blood they give stays in our community first — helping family members, friends and neighbors. Excess supply is shared with other communities when needed.
Van Andel Institute (VAI)
Van Andel Institute (VAI) was established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 and is an independent research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich., dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process. Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) is dedicated to strengthening science education and preparing and motivating individuals to pursue science or science-related professions.
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan was created in 1993 to fill a critical gap in West Michigan health care—the need for a hospital devoted to infants, children and adolescents. Today, we are a regional referral center dedicated to improving the health and lives of children and families.