Dramatic growth in research funds flowing to Cincinnati Children’s has fueled over a decade-long advance in research activity.

Sponsored funding has increased more than 300 percent from $49 million in 2000 to almost $200 million in FY 2015. We now rank among the top pediatric medical centers nationwide receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our largest funding source.

We also receive support from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Department of Defense and several other federal and state agencies. More than 120 nonprofit foundations provide support, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ohio Children's Hospital Association Foundation.

Cincinnati Children’s also benefits from significant internal funding support, especially for young researchers. An endowment established here in 1931 by William Cooper Procter, an early president of the Procter & Gamble Co., still bears fruit today.