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


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.

See More Patient Stories

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.

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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Follow #peopleofchildrens every Friday to meet the incredible people who work tirelessly every single day to help us earn our place as a top ten children’s hospital on @usnews & World Report's best hospitals list. 🏩Lemlem has helped jumpstart everyone’s day at the hospital for the past 10 years at the coffee cart on level 2 past the cafeteria. As a mother of 3, it’s very hard for Lemlem to see patients cry. “I want to give them cookies and whatever they want. I don’t want to see them in pain,” says Lemlem. When her own daughter was sick, she brought her to Children’s and truly believes that it’s “the perfect hospital for kids.” Thank you for everything you do for our patients, families and staff, Lemlem! ☕️#GROWUPSTRONGER #coffee #kids #healthykids #smiles #peoplelofChildrens

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It's a great day at Children's National to be a @univofmaryland Terp! Yesterday, one of our nurses' stations in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders was named in honor of @terp_thon. Since 2010, the student-led organization has raised $3.5 million #forthekids and families at Children's National through its annual dance marathon program.

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Just because you're in the hospital on the #4thofjuly doesn't mean you can't have a little fun! Thanks to all of our patients and families who joined us for #fireworks and fun in our Healing Garden last night. We're thrilled that the Healing Garden has made the #4thAtChildrens that much more special. #GROWUPSTRONGER

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