How Donations Help

Number of Surgeries


Uncompensated Care

$74 Million

More than $74 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

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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


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.”

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.

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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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The Race for Every Child is a 5K run/walk with a purpose: to save and improve children’s lives! Children's National relies on funds raised from events like the #RaceforEveryChild to expand programs, develop new therapies and cures, and ensure that every child receives world-class care. Sign up today at, and join us downtown on October 21 to make a difference for kids and families in our community. #fitnessmotivation#optoutside#instarunners#runforfun#correr

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What an arm! Dr. Fran Cogen threw the 1st pitch during @dream_foundation day at Nats Park!⚾️#GROWUPSTRONGER #baseball #firstpitch #washington #washingtonnationals

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"I came to work here because I didn’t want to get in trouble like the rest of my buddies…I’ve done 40 years here, while some of them have done 40 in prison.”🏩❤️💌Bruce Little has been here for the kids and employees at Children’s National for 40 YEARS this June! Born and raised in Washington, D.C., our mailroom director believes in “coming in on time and coming in when you’re scheduled.” A father and grandfather, Bruce’s dedication to Children’s started with his mother (who also worked here for 40 years) who encouraged him to apply. Bruce says, “When you work here, you’re always thinking about the children.” We agree! Thank you for 40 years of loyalty, hard work and dedication, Bruce! We wouldn’t be a top 10 hospital in the nation without amazing employees like you! 🏩❤️💌#peopleofchildrens #childrenshospital #childrenshealth #mailroom #kids #happykids #followfriday #tgif

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