The Annual Grants and Major Gifts Program is the conduit through which all of The Board of Visitors funds are awarded to the hospital. As the cornerstone of the Board’s fundraising efforts, the Annual Grants program has donated more than $7 million to support initiatives that aim to help improve a child’s hospital experience, purchase critical medical equipment, sustain and develop innovative treatments and support the professional development of doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

Each fall, hospital caregivers and staff are invited to submit grant applications. Each application is carefully reviewed by The Board of Visitor’s Grants Committee and grantees are notified by June 1 of The Board’s decision. Funding is made available to the grantee on July 1.

Board of Visitors Grants, like Children’s National patients, are remarkably diverse. These Grants range from funding for a new Clinical Simulation Laboratory and equipment for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to toys and fresh coats of paint to brighten patient and family gathering spaces.




2018 Grants Dates

Grant management system open for Letter of Intent (LOI) submission: Monday, Oct 16,2017

LOI Due to BOV through grants portal: Friday, Nov 17, 2017

LOI Response from BOV due to applicant: Friday, Dec.15, 2017

Full Grant Proposal Due: Friday, Jan 19, 2018  (based on invitation from LOI)

Grant Investigation Interviews: Jan – March 2018

Grant Applicants Notified of Grant Award and Fund Amount – Monday, May 30, 2018

How to Submit Your 2018 Grant Letter of Intent

For FY2018, the Board of Visitors has brought its grant application process online! To submit a Letter of Interest (LOI), please follow the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Register to create an account
  3. Review the key information and dates on the Grants Platform home page
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click “Start Entry” when you are ready to submit your LOI