Children’s Health Board Grants

Through annual grants, the Children’s Health Board supports promising initiatives at Children’s National – from concussion prevention, immunizations, and congenital heart defect screening in infants – as well as numerous health initiatives through the pediatric community clinics of Children’s National serving those most in need. Over the past 20 years, Children’s Health Board has awarded approximately $5 million in grants to more than 250 Children’s National Medical Center programs. These grants have turned early ideas into proven models that have attracted support from leading investors in improved health outcomes for children nationwide.

Signature Grants

Background

Each year, Children’s Health Board invites Children’s National’s staff to submit applications for grant funding to support high priority initiatives that address our community’s greatest needs with maximum community benefit. Preference will be given to proposals directed towards priority areas identified by Children’s National and its Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and the Community Health Needs Assessment. Current priorities include, but are not limited to: Sexual Health, Asthma, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Overweight and Obesity, Oral Health and Injury Prevention.

Children’s Health Board’s annual grants program is the means through which we award support to Children’s National. All of our Board’s fundraising efforts, including the DC Design House, finance our grant program which has awarded more $5 million to programs that improve access to health care services; enhance the health of the community; and/or advance medical or health knowledge.

Each fall, Children’s National’s staff are invited to submit grant applications. Each application is carefully reviewed by the Children’s Health Board’s Grants Committee and grantees are notified in early spring of the Board’s decision. Funding is made available to the grantee on July 1.

If you are a Children’s National doctor, nurse or staff member and have questions about Children’s Health Board’s grants program, please contact the Grant Chair at rita.patel@dlapiper.com.
In May of 2017, Children’s Health Board awarded $146,421 to 10 grant recipients.

Funding Criteria

All grant proposals must be submitted by a Children’s National staff member and, if needed, have prior approval by Children’s National’s Internal Review Board.

Proposals should meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Responds to a documented health care need or problem based on accepted research, due diligence, or practice
  • Improves access to health care services
  • Enhances the health of the community
  • Advances medical or health knowledge; and/or Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts.
All grant submissions must:

  • Responds to a documented health care need or problem based on accepted research, due diligence, or practice
  • Improves access to health care services
  • Enhances the health of the community
  • Advances medical or health knowledge; and/or Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts.

Grantee Requirements

All grantees must submit an interim six-month progress report by December 31, of the grant year; and a final year-end report by July 31, of the grant year.

All grant reports must include the grantee’s goals and objectives, progress towards defined outcomes, timeframe of achievements, current budget, and amount of grant funds spent.

Grantees must acknowledge the financial support of the Children’s Health Board in all public announcements with respect to the program funded by this Grant, whether oral or written, and in all official reports and financial statements.