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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

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.


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.”

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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.

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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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Happy Friday! Today’s mood is brought to you by Officer Adams 🕺🏽🏥#GROWUPSTRONGER #pediatrics #Fridayfeeling #tgif

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AlgometRx is a non-invasive pain measurement tool and the first of its kind in the world – and was developed right here at our Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Innovation. Justin, 14, uses AlgometRx to help manage a painful disorder causing his joints to dislocate. Sudden falls left him in braces, a cervical collar, and once in a helicopter to Children’s National. But now, his pain can be treated more precisely. Thanks to generous donors like @uaeembassyus, we can discover more innovations… and continue bringing hope for all patients to #growupstronger.

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Three of our #peopleofchildrens rockstars are currently competing to win $50,000 for pediatric cancer research at Children’s National! Daryl, Melissa and Michael must continuously touch the vehicle for 50 hours for a chance to win the grant AND the keys to the new car. They are trying to outlast three contestants from @georgetownlombardi in the #handsonhope contest with @hyundaihopeonwheels. Let’s go Daryl, Melissa and Michael! 🙌🏼For Daryl, Children’s National runs in the family! He says his mom has been a nurse here for as long as he can remember. As an anesthesiologist assistant, he works to keep patients safe during their procedures. “I’ve met many oncology kids over the two years I’ve been at Children’s National and I’m super honored to have the opportunity to get grant money for pediatric cancer research.”🙌🏼Melissa works as a parent navigator, educating, supporting and empowering families to be strong partners with providers in advocating for their child. “I enjoy working at Children’s National, because it gives me the chance to be the voice for parents of children with special health care needs and I also have the opportunity to be involved in my community!”🙌🏼Michael works for the Children’s Research Institute in Grants and Contracts and loves opportunities to connect corporate partners with organizations in the community. “I first found out about Children’s National when I was in undergrad working as a liaison with @cmnhospitals and when I had the opportunity to join the team last year, I eagerly took it.”

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