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Children's National Hospital Foundation works with generous donors to advance the hospital’s mission. Gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and community organizations fund world-class care and research for kids in the Washington DC region and beyond.

Demier's Story

Demier, born with sickle cell disease, received a cure – a stem cell transplant. “He’s had a second chance at life,” his mom says. “He does things he could never do before, playing football with his friends, running, going to the pool. Thanks to Children’s National Hospital, he’s a regular, active and happy kid.”

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Your charitable donation changes children’s lives. Support exceptional health care and discoveries that offer hope, healing and brighter futures.

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“Seeing our patients go from scared to smiling after interacting with our Child Life team are the moments we live for. We strive to make each child’s day a little brighter and philanthropy makes that possible.”
-Terry Spearman, CCLS, Director, Child Life & Integrative Care Services

News & Stories

Sprout Works Like a Dog to Comfort Kids


Sprout, our newest facility dog at Children’s National, recently joined the team thanks to a gift from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable organization powered by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, partners, team members and guests. From comforting snuggles to specialized care, see what all he does for Children's National patients - all in a day's work.

Celebrating Nurses Week 2022


With clinical skill and compassionate care, our nurses put patients and families at the heart of all they do. 

Hear from patient families (and nurses themselves!) about the enormous impact made by this incredible group.

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Yele Aluko


Meet Yele Aluko, MD, MBA, of Ernst & Young (EY). Dr. Aluko spent 25 years practicing cardiology and now serves as Chief Medical Officer at EY. He's deeply committed to reducing health inequity and disparity and brings that passion to the Children's National Corporate Advisory Council.