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

— FISCAL YEAR 2016 —

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

Renovated Dental Clinic Improves Access and Care

Made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Children's Health Board, the newly renovated Dental Clinic at Children's National offers expanded access and care to kids. Read more and view photos of the updated space.

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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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Need a new summer read? @People named #HealingChildren to their list of best new books! Click the link in our bio to order our President & CEO Dr. Kurt Newman’s book today! All proceeds from the book go to the Pediatric Health Opportunity Fund, a charity supporting research & innovation at Children's National and other research centers. 📚🏩#GROWUPSTRONGER #summerbook #readinglist #summerreading #bookclub

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"Healing Children is finally here. So many people have had a hand in making this book a reality – but no single person or group has done more to inspire me than the courageous children whose spirit and persistence have taught me the true meaning of the word resilience.” –Dr. Kurt Newman.#HealingChildren by our CEO and president, Dr. Kurt Newman, is available today and we couldn’t be prouder. See what the book means to Dr. Newman in this short video and join us this Thursday at 1:15 pm for a Facebook live featuring Dr. Newman himself!

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