Nemours Foundation

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The Nemours Foundation is a non-profit organization in Jacksonville, Florida, created through the last will and testament of philanthropist Alfred I. du Pont by his widow Jessie Ball duPont in 1936, and dedicated to improving the health of children.[1] The Foundation operates Nemours Children’s Health, among America’s largest multi-state, multi-hospital health systems dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children.[2] The Nemours Children’s model of health includes pediatric clinical care, research, medical education, policy, prevention and population health.[3]

The clinical practice consists of two free-standing children’s hospitals, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida in Orlando’s Medical City Lake Nona, more than 70 Nemours Children’s specialty, urgent and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and direct-to-consumer pediatric urgent care via its Nemours App telehealth.[4] Its children’s health media arm features, which provides doctor-approved information about the health, behavior, and development of children from birth to adulthood, KidsHealth in the Classroom health curriculum for elementary, middle and high school educators, and KidsHealth patient instructions and KidsHealth GetWell Network licensed by providers across the U.S.[5]

The Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware is also owned and operated by the Nemours Foundation.

The foundation is the primary beneficiary of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust, which had a value over $5 billion in 2015.[6] Du Pont's will stipulated that the trust make an annual disbursement of an amount equal to 3% of the trust's value.


  1. ^ "Dupont Trust :: Alfred & Jessie Ball duPont". Retrieved 2023-03-08.
  2. ^ "Celebrating a Decade of Ripple Effects of Better Health: Nemours Children's Health Marks 10 Years Since Opening Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida". Retrieved 2023-03-10.
  3. ^ Walker, Kara Odom; Gertel-Rosenberg, Allison (February 2023). "Editorial: Cross-sector opportunities to advance the health and well-being of children". Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 35 (1): 1. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000001195. ISSN 1040-8703.
  4. ^ "Nemours manages care at home through a single digital platform". Healthcare Finance News. Retrieved 2023-03-10.
  5. ^ "GetWellNetwork and KidsHealth Videos". KidsHealth from Nemours. 2023. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  6. ^ Patterson, Steve (January 29, 2009). "It's grand; it's green, with lots in between". Florida Times-Union.

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