“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has been essential to our lives. COTA funds allowed us to focus on Everett and put his needs first instead of panicking and stressing about money. COTA funds made it possible for us to travel between our home in Maryland and his transplant center in North Carolina to alternate Read More

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 Contributions to COTA

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.

COTA makes a strong and positive impact on each transplant family who chooses to become part of our Family. Since 1986, that impact has resulted in life-giving hope for thousands of transplant families from generous contributors providing more than $100 million in support and guidance.

COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contributions to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association are used to assist the organization in our mission to help children and young adults who need or have had a life-saving transplant. Contributions are made with the understanding that COTA has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds. COTA allocates funds raised in honor of patients to families who have a documented financial need directly related to the transplant.

Online Contributions

Gifts of Stock or Other Securities

If you would like to make a gift of stock or other securities, please call Rick Lofgren at the COTA office at 800.366.2682, or email Rick at gro.a1544518574toc@k1544518574cir1544518574.

Throughout the country, people have become COTA Miracle Makers and organized fundraisers in honor of COTA families, advocated on behalf of transplant patients, participated in COTA fundraising events, and made gifts to further COTA’s life-saving mission.

Required Fundraising Disclosure Statements

A copy of the latest financial report, registration filed by The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, Inc. and a description of our programs and activities may be obtained by contacting us at 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403, (800)366-2682, or as stated on the page found here.


COTA Provides…


  • 501(c)3 status. Gifts made to COTA are deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
  • Fiscal accountability to families and contributors including acknowledgement of contributions.
  • Monitoring of all financial contributions by a staff certified public accountant.