Accomplishments

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation has made many contributions to support and enhance quality health care for children in northeast Ohio. Over 130 years, the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation has:

  • In 1995, founded Voices for Ohio's Children, along with UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital’s Office of Child Advocacy
  • Since 1999, donated more than $128 million to UH Rainbow
  • Since 2004, $8.5 million raised from our signature biennial fundraiser, Ride the Rainbow
  • Since 2004, allocated annually over $3.3 million to the Child Life Program, which is committed to providing individualized intervention to meet the emotional and developmental needs of pediatric patients and their families during health care experiences
  • Since 2005, allocated annually to Child Advocacy, which provides essential governmental and political advocacy to protect the health care needs of children, as well as Rainbow Medicaid funding
  • Since 2007, allocated $3.9 million to support physician recruitment and subspecialty fellowships
  • In 2007, initiated and established the Circle of Friends Program at UH Rainbow
  • In 2013, donated $32.5 million to enhance:
    • Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
    • Pediatric Heart Center
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine Center
    • Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics
    • Pediatric Innovation & Excellence initiatives have advanced every aspect of UH mission – To Heal. To Teach. To Discover
    • Recruitment, Retention and Recognition, including:
      • 20 Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation Scholars
      • 17 Pediatric Endowed Chairs
      • 2 Master Clinicians
      • 1 Endowed Director
  • Allocated $1.4 million to the Heart Center, which supports strategic investments in our maternal-fetal care program and enables women with high-risk pregnancies and/or a prenatal diagnosis of a fetal abnormality to deliver their babies at UH MacDonald
  • Allocates annually to subspecialty fellowships so that individuals are trained in laboratory techniques, basic science, bench and clinical research
  • Provided 15 matching grants totaling $7.5 million to support Pediatric Endowed Chairs and Rainbow Scholars. Matches encouraged new donors to give to UH Rainbow
  • $5 million lead gift to build the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children, which opened July 2018
  • In 2019, donated the largest historical gift of $34.5 million supporting:
    • Child Life Services
    • Child Advocacy
    • Institutional Relations & Development
    • Pediatric Innovation & Excellence
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