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It's the promise of someday that drives everything we do at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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With your help, we will continue to make new discoveries, continue to innovate, continue to search for cures, continue to enhance our programs, continue to recruit and retain the best, continue to enhance our facilities, and continue to adapt to the changing needs in pediatric healthcare.

About the Foundation

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.

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With Your Help We ...

Groundbreaking Research
Groundbreaking Research

Changing Health Outcomes Through Research

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Our Mission
Treat Regardless of Ability to Pay

Treat Children Regardless of their Ability to Pay

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Live-Saving Research and Care
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Helping Kids Everywhere

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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

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Tribute Giving

Celebrate the milestones in your life by encouraging friends and family to give to Nationwide Children’s in honor of your celebration.
Dedicate Your Birthday
Dedicate Your Wedding
Dedicate a Special Occasion

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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
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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.   
Hospital Volunteering
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Fundraising Volunteers & Affinity Groups

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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.  
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Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

December 7, 2019

Outpatient Care Center
555 South 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Donate new toys during the annual Nationwide Children’s Toy Drive. We will collect toys and gift cards during our annual Toy Drive on December 7, 2019.  

Help gift our patients their top wish list items.    

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

October 20, 2019

Neil Ave and Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has raised more than $8 million to support life-saving research and care with help of our dedicated sponsors and peer-to-peer fundraisers known as our Marathon Children’s Champions.

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Foundation Events

Spirit Halloween

Throughout each Halloween season, all Spirit Halloween stores conduct in-store fundraising campaigns hosted by their associates to raise vital funds for the Child Life Department.

TWIG Bazaar

The 97th Annual TWIG Bazaar, benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is the largest, single-day event sponsored by TWIG.

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Our Impact

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.”

Your Generosity Helps Patients like These

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Meet Ivy

Ivy was diagnosed with refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Because Ivy is from a mixed race, the search for a bone marrow donor was difficult.

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Meet Boubacar

Like many 9-year-old boys, Boubacar loves robots and playing games on his iPad. Unlike most other boys, Boubacar has Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, a rare genetic muscle disease that steals his ability to walk.

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.

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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.

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Nationwide Children's Non-Profit Information

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)