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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Evolves as The Children’s Foundation

Foundation’s new partnerships will impact the health and well-being of Michigan children

DETROIT – June 6, 2019 – The state’s leading advocate for children and their families, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, announced it will be evolving the charitable organization’s name to The Children’s Foundation. The transformation is intended to support the independent nonprofit’s efforts to form partnerships with health systems, community organizations and service providers across the state of Michigan and beyond.

The expansion has already solidified its first partnerships in West Michigan. The Foundation will now have key relationships with the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

The brand evolution was revealed at the Foundation’s 2019 Spring Grants Announcement where $1.8 million was awarded to 34 non-profit organizations. 57 total grants were presented in the priority areas of research, community benefit, and education. The current total 2019 grant amount is now $5.9 million.

“This change puts in place our vision of being the primary children’s health and well-being organization in Michigan,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO, The Children’s Foundation. “By expanding our charitable efforts into West Michigan and all across the state, we have the ability to assist and impact more children, young adults and families.”

Southeastern Michigan organizations, including The Children’s Hospital of Michigan will remain a significant focus of continued funding. For example, well-known Metro Detroit organizations Forgotten Harvest, Detroit Public Television and YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit all received significant grants today.

“The Foundation began in Southeast Michigan and the majority of our partnerships remain here,” continued Burns. The Children’s Foundation will continue its close relationship with The Children’s Hospital of Michigan and affiliates, which have received a total amount of $4,290,098 in grants toward charitable projects thus far in 2019.

The Children’s Foundation is also the guiding organization to several area charitable initiatives, including the Jamie Daniels Foundation, which operate under The Children’s Foundation umbrella.

Current areas of focus include, mental health, injury prevention, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research, and wellness and nutrition. Since 2011 the Foundation has awarded more than $52 million to more than 60 community partners.

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About Children’s Foundation:

The Children’s Foundation, an independent community foundation for children, is the largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of children in the state of Michigan. Through fundraising, grant-making and advocacy The Children’s Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health. Since 2011, the Foundation has distributed more than 52 million dollars in grant funding to more than 60 partners throughout the region. Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention. Learn more at

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