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A donation of $20 can provide one day's worth of diapers in our NICU.

How you can help

Events

Attend a Fundraising Event

Looking to get more involved in 2022? Attend one of our fundraising events to support our life-saving research and care.

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Volunteering

Give back & Volunteer!

Looking to give back more this year? Join one of our Affinity Groups! Learn more about the different groups and find a fit for you. 

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Columbus Marathon

Meet the Patient Champions

Meet the patient champions that will line each mile of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.

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Thank you for helping kids everywhere.

Ways to Give

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Individual Giving

Individuals can be involved in many ways to give to Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Annual Giving Circle
Planned Giving
Grateful Family Program
Tribute Giving
Donate in Lieu Of/in Honor Of

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Corporate Partnerships

We didn’t become America’s largest children’s hospital and research center alone. Generous corporations from around the country play an enormous part in changing the future of pediatric care.  
National Partnerships
Local Partnerships
Event Sponsorships
 

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Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy, convenient, cost effective way to donate to Nationwide Children's Hospital and make an impact on the lives of the many children we care for.

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Give your time

The gift of your time is just as significant as any other gift. Learn how you can volunteer with Nationwide Children's.   
Dedicate your Occasions
Special Event Volunteering
Fundraising Volunteers & Affinity Groups
Hospital Volunteering

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Fundraise with Us

Big hearts can change lives. Find out how you can fundraise for the patients and families at Nationwide Children's. 
Plan an Event  
Create a Fundraising Page   
Become a Children's Champion  
Dance Marathons  

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Shop for A Cause

Help our patients and families by donating items on our wish list or shopping our Foundation store for gifts.  
Donation Wish List
Foundation Store
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Get Involved

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Rock 'N Bowl

August 20, 2022

Columbus Square Bowling Palace
4707 Forest Hills Blvd
Columbus, OH 43231

Rock N Bowl, presented by the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is a fundraising event that supports The Center for Family Safety and Healing and Lawyers for Kids.

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Butterfly Run

On Our Sleeves 5k

September 18, 2022

Westerville Sports Complex
325 N Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43082

Run, walk and fundraise for children's mental health.

The On Our Sleeves 5K, formerly The Butterfly Run, presented by Big Lots Foundation is a community run and walk to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for the On Our Sleeves movement for children's mental health

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Foundation Events

8/25
Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship takes place from August 22-28, 2022 at the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course.

10/1
Great Clips Campaign

Every October, Great Clips Salons show support for CMN Hospitals through generous customer donations.

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Our Impact

Your generosity helps give patients like these a Someday

Izzy F
Izzy

At 16 weeks, Izzy's moms learned she had Down Syndrome. After birth, she spent her first week of life in the NICU. Izzy still receives treatment Nationwide Children’s, but continues to persevere. Learn more about Izzy's story.

Jordan
Jordan

Jovanna was only 23 weeks pregnant and traveling when her water broke. Knowing baby Jordan would need months of care, the couple decided to make the difficult and long drive to Columbus, Ohio, so that he could be born close to home. Learn about Jordan's NICU journey.

Celebrating Our Donors

Olsen Family
The Olsen Family

Relative newcomers to the community, the Olsen family relocated to Columbus from San Francisco in 2013 when Chris co-founded Drive Capital. Gina and Chris quickly engaged with the community. Chris joined the Nationwide Children’s Board of Trustees, and the family generously showed their support by donating $1 million to the hospital. “We moved to Columbus because we thought it was the next great American city,” Chris said. “Nationwide Children’s is a fabulous example of the local community building expertise at a world-class level. We are honored to be part of a community doing so much for children’s health.”

Foligno Family
The Foligno Family

Columbus Blue Jackets player Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, were thrilled to welcome their first child to the family. Unfortunately, Milana was born with a congenital heart defect and required intensive treatment and surgery. Today, Milana is healthy. The family honored Nationwide Children’s with a donation of $500,000. “How can we help people who are going to be in a similar situation?,” Nick asked the media. “To try and help others is something that’s important to us.”

Learn How Philanthropy Is Funding Research for Better Outcomes

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Big Lots' Transformational Gift

Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and their Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will construct America’s largest behavioral health treatment and research center just for children and adolescents. It’s a big move to address a national crisis.

Dale Jr Foundation
Dale Jr Foundation

The Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund supports Nationwide Children’s courageous patients and their families in the area of pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention, helping patients and families rehabilitate from brain injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, and other physically disabling conditions and injuries.

About the Foundation

In 1892, a group of citizens held a sale to raise money for the care of sick, impoverished children. That effort led to the opening of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 1894. For more than a century, we have existed to care for every child, for every reason.

The Foundation is the fundraising arm of Nationwide Children’s. Our job – with your help – is to ensure much needed funds are available for innovative research, emerging trends in pediatric health, and to react to our ever changing world. Philanthropy ensures that we can dream big.

Over 100 years… That is how long charity, donations, and generosity have enabled us to help children. With your help, we can add another century to our distinguished history.

Meet Our Team

The Nationwide Children's Foundation serves to further the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital while meeting donor philanthropic goals. Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 31-1036370)