Our Mission

To prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and to heal and

give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically

and socially.

What sets us apart

Children’s Burn Foundation is concerned with the Full Recovery of a child burn survivor, addressing not only their physical needs, but their psychological, emotional, and social recovery as well. CBF provided services for 84,644 children and families during fiscal year 2018-19.

Children’s Burn Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families.

Our History

Children’s Burn Foundation was founded in 1985 by the late Dr. A. Richard Grossman, renowned plastic surgeon and burn specialist, and the late McLean Stevenson, concerned child advocate and actor. These men were both so profoundly impacted by firsthand observations of the devastating consequences that serious burn injuries can have on a child, that they joined forces to provide resources and support for burned children who would otherwise be unable to benefit from state-of-the-art medical treatments and post-acute burn care services.


The Foundation was restructured in 1995 to be governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees . In 1996, a volunteer group was established called The Council . The Council works to support the Foundation’s fundraising and community outreach initiatives and hosts the annual Giving New Hope Benefit .


In the years since its inception, the Foundation’s mission has grown to include support for the psychological recovery from burn trauma and the short term emergency needs of families, as well as fire safety and prevention education programs  for children, parents and other caregivers. In 2006, the Foundation began its International Outreach Program, in partnership with the American Burn Association, to provide burn care education and training at teaching hospitals in developing countries.


Today, the Foundation provides state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, survivor and family camps, counseling, a teen support program, and prevention and education programs that reach more than 86,644 children and families annually.


We are extremely grateful for the legacy of Dr. Richard Grossman, which continues with the Grossman Foundation gift, supporting our Full Recovery Program.



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Children's Burn Foundation

Children’s Burn Foundation

5000 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 210

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Email: info@childburn.org

Phone:       818-907-2822

Fax:            818-501-4005

To contact a specific staff member, see Staff.

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