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

How you can help

Holiday Giving

Holiday Toy Donations

Due to COVID-19, our patients must stay in their room. Help them enjoy the gift of play with a toy donation. Donate early to give toys the proper amount of time to quarantine.

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Columbus Crew

Black, Gold and Butterflies!

We're proud to partner with Nationwide and the Columbus Crew to highlight Nationwide Children's Hospital on the 2020 Columbus Crew SC jersey.

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Now more than ever. For The Kids.

BuckeyeThon looks a little different this year with COVID-19, but our patients still need your help now more than ever. 

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Thank you for helping kids everywhere.

Ways to Give

Holiday Giving

Holidays at Nationwide Children's are inspiring. Learn ways you can participate in holiday giving this season to support our life saving research and care.
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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  
Become a Children's Champion  
Fundraisers for Kids  
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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Share Your Story

Our patient champions are the motivation behind the work that we do. If you or your child has been treated by any department at Nationwide Children's, we invite you to share your story.


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Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

December 5, 2020

Although it may look and feel different, the annual Toy Drive will be taking place again this year on Saturday, December 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, there are several changes and safety procedures in place this year. Safety remains a top priority at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for our patients, families, staff, and donors.

In order to make a toy donation, donors must reserve a time for drop off. The gift of toys and games will certainly bring joy to our patients and families this holiday season! We are so grateful for our generous and thoughtful community members.

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November 1 - November 30, 2020

Grow a Beard. Make a Difference.

Join the hundreds of Central Ohio men who have pledged to make a difference and grow a beard in the month of November!

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Foundation Events

Virtual TWIG Bazaar

The Annual TWIG Bazaar is virtual this year! Shop online from November 1 through mid-December to purchase items online and partake in Raffle and Silent Auction Events for Nationwide Children's Hospital.


BuckeyeThon's Dance Marathon is an annual celebration of the fundraising that Ohio State has done for the year in support of Nationwide Children's Hospital's Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant program.

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Our Impact

Your generosity helps give patients like these a Someday

Izzy F

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.


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)