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The Jess Carson Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to offering hope to critically ill children, terminally ill children and their families during the difficult journeys that they are facing each day. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, The JCF has been serving our community since 2002.

In May of 2001, Jess Carson was 22 years old when he was killed as a passenger in a tragic car accident. The JCF is an organization dedicated to continuing Jess’ legacy of a compassionate spirit, generous heart, and love of life. These projects have saved the lives or helped change the outcomes for thousands of children already. We are proud of these accomplishments which can only happen with your support. We thank you for supporting our efforts with your thoughtful donations and kindness.

Past Beneficiaries include:


2017: $5,000 To continue the Jess Carson Pediatric Critical Care Training Program 2016: $12,000 to continue The Jess Carson Pediatric Critical Care Program

2014: $10,000 for Pediatric Physician Advanced Trauma Life Support Program

2013: $20,000 to continue The Jess Carson Pediatric Critical Care Training Program at Anne Arundel Medical Center

2012: $10,000 to The Jess Carson Pediatric Critical Care Training Program at AAMC.

2011: $26,000 to launch The Jess Carson Pediatric Critical Care Training Program at AAMC.

2010: Donated $50,000 to Anne Arundel Medical Center’s NEW Pediatric Emergency Room for an Overnight Stay Room (Room #164)

Chesapeake Kids/ Hospice of the Chesapeake

2017: $4,000 To facilitate the purchase of a Pediatric Hospital Crib 2016: $5,000 Funding for The Stepping Stones Grief Support Program for children 6-18 years old.

2011: $20,000--The JCF proudly partnered with Hospice of the Chesapeake to launch AA County’s first Pediatric Hospice Program.

2013: $1,000 to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s, Camp Nabi/ Phoenix Rising

2014: $2500 to Chesapeake Kids Technology Support Program


2017: $5,000 to purchase 20 "Mama-Roo" Motion infant seats for critically ill children. 2016: $2,500 Donation to Pediatric Services

2014: $5,000 To The Balance Clinic for VF5 Video Frenzel System

2013: $5,000 to the Family Bonding and Transportation Fund

2009: $10,000 for a room in The Neonatal Transitional Care Center (Room P2-206)

2006: Donated funds for the purchase of computers for the Long-term Care/ Teen Recreation area.

2004 & 2005: Donated $20,000 for a new Teen Recreation Room in the long-term care facility

SPECIAL LOVE, Inc. ---Winchester, Va.

2004-2008: Sponsored FANTASTIC FRIENDS WEEKEND CAMP for pediatric cancer patients & their best friends (13-18 years old)

2006: Sponsored the WINTER WEEKEND SKI TRIP for 75 teens, young adult cancer patients and staff.

CAMP SUNRISE —White Hall, Md

2013, 2011, & 2010: Sponsored Camp for children facing cancer


2013 & 2010: A Grief Counseling Center for children, teens and their families who have lost a sibling or parent.

$350 --Programs funding