Nationwide supports the communities where we live and do business. As a mutual company, we dedicate time, energy and resources to serving the community. That’s why Nationwide has been working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for more than 60 years to help them achieve their mission.
Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital – working together for a mutual benefit
Nationwide was founded on the principle of protecting what’s most important to people. And we believe in giving back. So, partnering with an organization focused on protecting the health and potential of children was a natural fit.
In addition to our associates volunteering countless hours and raising close to $1 million, the Nationwide Foundation committed $50 million to Columbus Children’s Hospital in 2006. This was the single largest charitable donation for any cause in central Ohio and the second-largest philanthropic gift in the nation to a children’s hospital at the time. In return, the name was changed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
In 2014, the Nationwide Foundation established the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund with a $10 million grant to the hospital to accelerate the most promising clinical and research discoveries; build upon our previous investment in injury research, heart and neonatology; and initiate our support in genomics. Each year since 2015, contributions of $10 million were made to support the fund, bringing the total investment to $110 million.
Along with our foundation gift, our sports sponsorships help raise additional funds and generate national awareness for the hospital. Each year, these sponsorships help generate funds for the hospital, which in 2018 totaled $5.7 million.
Together, we’re making a difference.