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The Children’s Foundation awards 87 new grants totaling more than $4M

Foundation’s impact is felt across Southeast Michigan

DETROIT – December 3, 2020 – The Children’s Foundation announced that the organization is awarding 87 new grants totaling more than $4 million in the first round of two 2021 grant cycles. The grants fund projects in community benefit, research and educational pillars and include awards to 16 new grantees. To date, the Foundation has granted over $65 million to more than 116 community partners across the state.

The Children’s Foundation remains dedicated to being the premier foundation focused on the health and well-being of children in Michigan and their families by working collaboratively with other organizations in the community. The Foundation continues to build relationships across the state and beyond. This round of grants brings new partnerships in northwest Ohio and Clinton County, Michigan.

The Foundation is committed to their focus on mental health and wellness. This round of grants also includes funding for suicide prevention consortium in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the Ethel and James Flynn Foundation.

“Each grant cycle we see a more diverse pool of applicant organizations all seeking to use funds in constructive ways to better the lives of children and families,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “Examples of collaboration like the suicide prevention consortium are key as we work collectively to break down barriers and provide resources to those in our communities that need it most.”


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 and beyond. 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 and wellness. Since 2011, the Foundation has distributed more than 65 million dollars in grant funding to 116 partners throughout the state. Current initiatives of The Children’s Foundation include Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, The Jamie Daniels Foundation and the Paul W. Smith Golf Charities. 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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