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MCS Children's Endowment Campaign Michigan Central Station
Children's Endowment
Initiative
This philanthropic initiative celebrates the
reopening of Michigan Central Station by
creating sustainable resources for children
today and into the future.
Focus Areas Impact Report Planned Giving

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Collaborative
Philanthropy

We believe in collaborative philanthropy to create innovative and sustainable solutions that make maximum impact for kids today and for generations to come.

Community
Partnership

We partner with experts in the community – who work with kids every day – to identify the greatest challenges facing young people.

Donor Empowerment

We empower generous donors to make the most of their charitable contributions and fulfill their philanthropic goals.

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Together, we can do more.

Through fundraising, grantmaking, and advocacy, the Children’s Foundation works with community experts and passionate donors who want to make a difference for kids in Michigan. 

Our work is driven by our four focus areas: Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Health Equity & Access, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Legacy Initiatives. 

Join us in creating a meaningful impact for our young people today and for generations to come.

The Children’s Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children in Michigan and beyond.

Through funding and advocacy, dedicated to three core pillars, Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education, The Children’s Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.

OUR IMPACT

Since 2011, we have provided more than $80 Million in grant funding. Our current areas of focus include Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Health Equity & Access, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Legacy Initiatives.

$80 Million

IN GRANTS AWARDED SINCE 2011

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

OUR INITIATIVES

The Children’s Foundation initiatives create opportunities to broaden its reach, grant more funds, and make a greater community impact.

Upcoming Events

21st Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic

July 29

Join us at the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic and help benefit kids in our region.

Leaders for Kids – 10th Annual Summer Recess

August 3

Proceeds from this event supports specialized services within Child Life Services at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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