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How Donations Help

Support care. Fund research. Improve lives.

Donations support:

  • Expertise: Since our founding 1870, we have focused solely on children. We’ve pioneered new treatments and therapies that save and improve lives
  • Innovation: We push the limits to bring effective care to children in our region, across the nation, and around the world.
  • Excellence in Care: We provide compassionate treatment, with equipment, facilities, specialists, and insights that are just right for children.

Donations help our doctors, nurses, researchers, and staff support children through:

  • Specialized equipment, facilities, and therapies that meet the unique needs of children.
  • Research that leads to innovative therapies, improved outcomes, and cures for deadly childhood diseases.
  • Community health programs, including wellness and diagnostic screenings, mobile vans, and public education efforts.

The Funding Gap

We rely on donors to help close the funding gap between the services we provide and the compensation we receive from other sources. This is because:

  • Government and other insurance carriers do not pay the total charges on the care delivered.
  • We care for families who do not have insurance or are unable to pay their bills.

These add up to a substantial gap. Each year we deliver about $80 million in uncompensated care.

The generosity of the individuals and organizations allows us to serve the thousands of children and families we see each year.

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Learn about how Children’s National uses its resources.
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Donations contribute to innovative research and therapy in a wide range of programs. The following are just a few that contribute to better outcomes for children with serious illnesses, injuries, and diseases.



Here is a quick look at the impact Children’s National has on the lives of thousands of children.

Patient Stories

Tess and Alexander

Tess and Alexander’s Story

Twins Tess and Alexander had trouble moving their limbs due to cerebral palsy. Innovative treatment by Children’s National has given them and their parents a sense of relief and optimism.


Rylie's Story

Rylie was diagnosed with leukemia. While she’s had to endure extensive treatment, Children’s National has made sure that she still enjoys the things that other children enjoy.

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Children’s National Hospital has more than 50 pediatric subspecialties and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous donation.

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