A Black female practitioner takes the blood pressure of a Black pre-school aged male patient.

About Us

A Black female practitioner takes the blood pressure of a Black pre-school aged male patient.

Children's National Hospital Foundation works with generous donors to advance the hospital’s mission. Gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and community organizations fund world-class care and research for kids in the Washington, D.C. region and beyond.

Photo of Demier, a Black elementary school-aged male stem cell transplant patient.

Demier's Story

Demier, born with sickle cell disease, received a cure — a stem cell transplant. “He’s had a second chance at life,” his mom says. “He does things he could never do before, playing football with his friends, running, going to the pool. Thanks to Children’s National Hospital, he’s a regular, active and happy kid.”

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Your charitable donation changes children’s lives. Support exceptional health care and discoveries that offer hope, healing and brighter futures.

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Seeing our patients go from scared to smiling after interacting with our Child Life team are the moments we live for. We strive to make each child’s day a little brighter and philanthropy makes that possible.

Terry Spearman, CCLS

Director, Child Life & Integrative Care Services

News & Stories

Dr. Bear installations at Children’s National light up every time someone makes a donation and during special light shows.

Show You Care. Light Up Dr. Bear

This holiday season, patients and families will see you care – at the speed of light! Every donation lights up our beloved mascot, Dr. Bear, to give kids a reason to believe.

View from the hallway into the Lavinia Lemon Pitzer Garden Room at Children's National Hospital

New Healing Spaces Open at the Hospital

The Lavinia Lemon Pitzer Garden Room and spiritual care center, thanks to Panda Cares, offer patients, families and staff peace, comfort and access to nature.

Dr. Abraham in consultation.

Expert Care Helps Teens to Be Their Best Selves

Anisha Abraham, M.D., M.P.H. is chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National. Her work spans specialty and primary care for ages 12 through 21.