How Donations Help

Number of Surgeries


Uncompensated Care


$63 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


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.

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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.

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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“Every time someone walks by, I want them to say ‘oh, that’s a clean hospital, I would like to have my kid there!’ I wanted to help children, and cleanliness is one of the ways I thought I could help…so here I am.” ✨District native, Earl has been on the Environmental Services team here at Children’s National for five years. He works hard to keep the hospital clean for patients while flashing a warm smile and sparking up conversation with the families he meets day-to-day. Years ago, one of the kids in his neighborhood was hurt and came to Children’s to be treated, which inspired Earl to want to help even more.🏩✨Thank you, Earl, for all that you do every day. Because of your dedication, we’re able to not only be a top ten hospital, but look the part.✨🏩✨#peopleofchildrens #GROWUPSTRONGER #childrenshospital #childrenshealth #kids #happykids #environmentalservices #evs #followfriday #tgif

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TJ doesn't let a genetic disorder causing his bones to break more easily stop him from playing his favorite sport, basketball. Watch TJ's full story at the link in our bio!.....#GROWUPSTRONGER #osteogenesisimperfecta #brittlebonedisease #bonedisease #brittlebones #bones #patientstory #inspiring #inspirational

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Partners like @nchcf are an important part of helping kids #growupstronger - their support of The Children's National Heart Institute will help provide more kids the care they need! ❤️#HeartInstitute #NCHCF #Nicklaus

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