Nationwide has always been in the business of caring for people. Today is no different. We’re proud to say that our associates come together to make a real difference, and together with our partners, we’re helping to make the world a little bit better for all of us.
Together we can give every child the care they deserve
The need is great
For more than 60 years, Nationwide has been working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help ensure every child has access to quality medical care. Support includes funding from the Nationwide Foundation as well as a continuous presence on the hospital’s board of directors. Why? Because Nationwide Children’s Hospital helps kids everywhere, with more than one million patient visits each year. And thousands of Nationwide associates rely on Nationwide Children’s Hospital every day to provide life-saving care for their children and grandchildren.
Our giving history
In 2006, the Nationwide Foundation pledged the largest gift in its history, granting $50 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This grant funded:
- Capital expansion of the hospital facility
- Program support for child safety and injury prevention, neonatal intensive care and the heart center
- Five endowed chairs to help recruit world-class physicians and scientists
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. Additional contributions of $10 million were made to the fund in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and four additional endowed chairs were established.
More ways we partner
Nationwide’s sponsorship of the Memorial Tournament, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon & Half Marathon, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational and the Nationwide 200 all benefit the hospital and are heavily supported by Nationwide associate volunteers. Since 2011, these events have raised more than $23 million for the hospital.
Make Safe Happen®
Through the Make Safe Happen program, Nationwide is setting out to reduce childhood injuries and deaths in the United State by 50 percent by the year 2020. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of many Make Safe Happen partners. Visit MakeSafeHappen.com to learn more about the program and to download the app for room-by-room safety tips and more.