Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Nationwide Children's Foundation?

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Phone: (614) 355-5400
Fax: (614) 355-5410

Why should I give to Nationwide Children's?

Your gift will make a difference for the health of the children in your neighborhood, your city, our state and around the world. Children deserve the chance for health and wholeness, and Nationwide Children's Hospital is a nationally recognized pediatric healthcare center that treats all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

What payment methods does Nationwide Children's accept?

Cash, Check or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). You May make a donation through the mail, over the phone or online. Please make checks payable to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and mail to :

Nationwide Children's Foundation
PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

Can I donate to a specific area of the hospital?

Yes, you can designate your gift to a specific department, program or service. Please indicate your designation on the memo portion of your check or on an enclosed note.

What if I have clothing or toys I want to donate to the hospital?

Nationwide Children's Hospital does accept certain toys, clothing and other items. For a listing of needs and information on how to deliver your donation, please view our wish list.

Wish List

How do I hold a special event to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital?

Individuals and companies who want to hold an event to benefit Nationwide Children’s, please contact Cynthia Laux, Senior Director, Special Events, at (614) 355-5413. Learn more about planning, attending and volunteering at events in our Fundraising Events section.

Fundraising Events

How do I give in honor or memory of someone?

Our online donation form includes a space for you to designate your gift in memory or honor of someone. In addition, you may contact Matt Piede at (614) 355-5429 to designate your gift. 

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How do I establish an endowment?

Gifts to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation can be permanently recognized with the establishment of an Endowment. Endowments offer lasting financial resources for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Endowed funds are extremely useful in enhancing the quality of the Hospital’s current programs and allows Children’s to extend our tradition of superior patient care, research, and education to future generations of children.

A minimum contribution of $50,000 is required to establish an Endowment fund. Once established, additions of any amount may be made to the endowment at any time. Endowments may be named for the donor, in memory or in honor of a loved one, or for the specific program it benefits.

Endowment funds are invested as part of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation’s permanent endowment which consists of equity (stocks) and fixed income (bonds) securities.

Contributions to Endowment funds qualify for charitable income tax deductions as provided by law and may reduce any applicable gift or estate taxes.

Contact Us

Our gift planning staff will be pleased to assist you in reviewing your options. For further information, please contact Clint Travis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5417.

Planned Giving

How do I make a planned gift?

Please visit our Planned Giving site or contact Clinton Travis ,(614) 355-5417 for more information on how you can include Nationwide Children's Hospital in your planned giving.

Tribute Giving

Tribute Gifts
Tribute gifts honor individuals celebrating birthdays, weddings, birth of a child, graduations, anniversaries, and any other special occasion and or accomplishment.

We will acknowledge your tribute gift by sending a note to the family or friend in whose name the gift was made. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned, only that you were thinking of them. You will then be sent a separate receipt for the gift.

To make a tribute gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please complete the secure online donation form (this form is also printer-friendly and can be mailed to us).

Memorial Gifts
Memorial gifts commemorate the lives of family and friends or loved ones who may have touched your life. We will acknowledge your gift by sending a note to the family or friend in whose name the gift was made. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned. You will then be sent a separate receipt for the gift.

To make a memorial gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please complete the online donation form (this form is also printer-friendly and can be mailed to us).

Contact Us
For additional opportunities to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please contact the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5400.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation W-9

Click here for a copy of Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation's most recent W-9.

Foundation W-9