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How Donations Help

Number of Surgeries


Uncompensated Care

Foundation Impact Info Graphics UNCOMPENSATED CARE FY 2018

$66 Million

More than $66 Million in uncompensated care, unpaid bills and medicaid shortfalls

Patient Visits


Research Projects


Invested in more than 1,100 research projects to find cures


100 Hospital and university partnerships in countries around the world

School nurses in 162 public and charter schools in Washington

— FISCAL YEAR 2018 —

Donations from people like you make a measurable impact on children's lives.

Donations allow Children’s National to improve care and improve lives. Specifically, philanthropic support helps pioneer new treatments and therapies, fuels research to find cures to childhood diseases, and ensures that every child we care for can receive the same level of expert care. Our statistics – how many children we’ve treated, the value of our work in the community, and the number of families we reach throughout the world – only tell part of the story. The real impact of philanthropy is in the lives of children who have new hope for a healthy future.

Patient Success Stories


Bennett's Story

Bennett recovered from brain cancer as a 2-year-old thanks to the ability of Children’s National to apply its research to his treatment. Says his mom: “The research behind the care they’re able to give is the difference between surviving and not surviving for a lot of kids.”

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.


Amanda's Story

A rare bone cancer struck Amanda when she was only 2. Now she’s thriving thanks to the intensive treatment she received at Children’s.

Your Dollars at Work

Jamison Eberstein

Race to the Finish Line for Kids Like Jamison

Grateful families like the Ebersteins participate in the Race for Every Child each year to show appreciation for Children's National and to help kids across the region grow up stronger. Read more about the Ebersteins and learn why you should join them at the 5th Annual Race for Every Child on October 21, 2017.

Read More Stories of Impact

How Funds Are Used

We use our funds in a way to benefit the most people possible by providing care to our broad community.

What's Happening at Children's National

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Happy #MindfulnessMonday! What do you think of today’s quote? Tag a friend who could use a little #inspiration for the week! ✨ #GROWUPSTRONGER #quoteoftheday #mondaymotivation

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“I love the kids and their families. I don’t have kids of my own, and they’re what keep me here. You have to love the job to stay for 50 years!” ⭐️ Affectionately called the “mayor of the PICU,” patient care technician Pauline Barnes celebrated 50 years of service to Children’s National this month – a familiar face to staff and families. Pauline started at Children’s National in 1969 as an LPN in the Hematology Oncology unit. She also worked in a clinic, a 12-bed intermediate care unit, and the ED. But at the end of the day, the PICU has her heart! ⭐️ Thank you, Pauline, for your dedication and service to Children’s National! ⭐️#GROWUPSTRONGER #PeopleOfChildrens #ChildrensNationalProud #PICU #50years #legacy

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A special surprise for a special person! We love you, Pauline!❤️ ****************#repost @fox5dc ****************THIS IS SO SWEET! Pauline Barnes #AKA 'The Mayor of the PICU' is celebrating 50 YEARS at Children's Health. She also happens to be a HUGE fan of Tucker Barnes-- so who better to honor her with a special surprise than @tuckerbarnesfox5 himself! 🤗❤️ #ThankYouForAllYouDo #SheIsTheMayor #AskAboutHer

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