About MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child's growth. 


The MAGIC Foundation was incorporated in the state of Illinois and received 501(C)3 non-profit status October 29, 1989. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.


The MAGIC Foundation's mission is to reduce the emotional and physical trauma caused by growth disorders, resulting in healthier, happier children and consequently, adults. Our Motto: Children have a short time to grow and a lifetime to live with the results! Together we are MAGIC!


Children have a short time to grow and a lifetime to live with the results ®


MAGIC's Goals

For affected children

  • Help you learn about children's growth
  • Provide support to those searching for answers about their undiagnosed child
  • Provide information regarding Russell-Silver Syndrome, Small-for-Gestational, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Insulin Like Growth Factor Deficiency, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Thyroid and all other growth related disorders. Call us today at (630) 836-8200.

For affected adults

  • Providing accurate medical information regarding Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, Panhypopituitarism and Cushing Syndrome
  • Offering a list of physicians who are knowledgeable and non-judgmental
  • Securing resources and online avenues of support

Please remember

When contacting us, we are not medical professionals. We are parents of affected children. We will try to match you with the parent whose child most closely resembles you/your questions. We can help you understand what we have learned from our child's experience or from conversations with physicians and other families. Always consult a medical professional for specific medical information.


Learn about the History of the MAGIC Foundation



"The MAGIC foundation was my first source of information after diagnosis. Years later, when we needed help with other issues, MAGIC went above and beyond to help me find resources and answers to my questions. Whenever I am helping a new family navigate the waters of growth disorders, MAGIC is the place I send them. There is no other organization that is so well put together and resourceful when it comes to growth disorders. Thank you MAGIC for all that you have done for my family."
     Cindy F., Redford, MI



The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world.

Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal. MAGIC's CFC #10388.

Joining MAGIC Foundation has incredible member benefits including a quarterly newsletter, discounts on events, and best of all you are supporting the world's leading advocacy and information group help thousands of families.