How Donations Help

Number of Surgeries


Uncompensated Care

$74 Million

More than $74 Million in uncompensated care, unpaid bills and medicaid shortfalls

Patient Visits


Community Benefit

$107 Million

Invested more than $107 million in community benefit (wellness programs, health programs, research, and community health)


100 Hospital and university partnerships in countries around the world

School nurses in 162 public and charter schools in Washington

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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

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.


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.”


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.

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Your Dollars at Work

Seacrest Studios Celebrates One Year of Entertainment and Joy for Patients

Over the past year, the Seacrest Studios at Children’s National has helped children heal through music, entertainment, and creative expression. This month marks the first anniversary of the studio’s opening, and the occasion was marked by a birthday party at the hospital. Read more about the difference the studio has made for children.

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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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The cardiology team at Children’s National is made up of dedicated, caring and talented people. Carol Hartman, CPNP, is one of those people, and has been for almost 40 years!Carol says that one of her most cherished moments was when a patient gave her a hand drawn picture of his family and included her in the portrait! ❤️Click the link in our bio to read more about Carol and how she helps her patients #GROWUPSTRONGER! ❤️#HeartMonth #CardiacICU #Transplant #Surgery #Nurses #CICUnurse #nursing #pediatricnurse

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After an echocardiogram revealed an irregular heartbeat, doctors diagnosed baby Serenity with a congenital heart defect. Read more about this tiny toddler, her “boo boo” and her journey to close the hole in her heart.❤️#HeartMonth #Cardiology #Surgery #GROWUPSTRONGER #CHD #CHDawareness

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Cardiac ICU nurse MayaJoy knows what it’s like to #GROWUPSTRONGER! ❤️ #HeartMonth #CardiacICU #Cardiology #Surgery #nurse #nursing #pediatricnurse #CICUnurse

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