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 more than $200 million in FY 2016. 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), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and several other federal and state agencies. More than 120 nonprofit foundations provide support, including Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the March of Dimes and the Bill and Melinda Gates 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.