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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Thank you for visiting with us 🙏#Repost @srisriravishankar ・・・A heart warming morning spent meeting children, courageous mothers and caregivers at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. Discussed holistic well-being and healing from within. Best wishes to Dr. Newman and staff for their exemplary approach towards children’s health.

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Children’s National lost a good friend with the passing of First Lady #BarbaraBush, who was always so warm, lovely and completely at ease with our young patients. Rest in peace Mrs. Bush, your legacy lives on.

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“My son is my ‘why.’ Aidan is the driving force behind all that I do. He’s the reason I decided to change careers and switch to autism disability advocacy. When you want change, the change begins with you. I’m committed to ensuring that families are informed and aware of all the things that are happening in the autism community. It’s important for providers and anyone who works in the field, to know that parents need to be equal partners because we have a lot to offer.”🏩Washingtonian Yetta Myrick is the community outreach coordinator for the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD). Prior to working at Children’s, Yetta had an 11 year career at C-SPAN, worked as a national ambassador for the CDC’s ‘learn the early signs act,’ and served as a stakeholder advisory board chair for the Patient Center Outcome Research Institute. 🏩Yetta became familiar with CASD after her son was diagnosed with autism by Dr. Laura Anthony in 2007. Two years after diagnosis, she was invited to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee for CASD at Children’s National and even started her own nonprofit, DC Autism Parents. “You need someone like me to come in and say ‘ok, you can give me the science behind it, but here’s what it’s like to live my life with my son. My son isn’t the issue; it’s the world around him, in terms of navigating. If you don’t have certain tools, it’s more difficult. Parents are the constant.” 🏩Yetta is dedicated to helping families get access to early intervention services and engaging parents across the District and country, reminding everyone that “when you know one child with autism, you only know one child with autism. It’s complex, and every child is different.” Thank you, Yetta, for your service and advocacy work this #AutismAcceptanceMonth, and every month. 🏩#GROWUPSTRONGER #PeopleofChildrens #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptancemonth #childrenshealth #pediatrics

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