News & Stories


Bill and Lisa Ford Launch $10 Million+ Endowment Campaign to Foster Brighter Futures for Detroit Region’s Youth

To celebrate the historic reopening of Michigan Central Station, Bill and Lisa Ford have established the Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Campaign. The campaign aims to raise at least $10 million to establish permanent endowments for Detroit area youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

Donor Story: Community honors lifetime philanthropist John G. Levy through Child Life endowment

It was John’s lifetime commitment to supporting children that inspired John’s family to establish the John G. Levy Endowment at the Children’s Foundation in support of Child Life Services at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Partner Highlight: Child Life Services and the importance of philanthropy

Child Life relies on philanthropy to provide care - and kids rely on Child Life for hope and healing.

Is all giving created equal?

When you consider the charitable causes you support, are they the same ones your parents give to? Or your neighbors? Or your school classmate? Of course not.

Transformative partnership to improve health equity and access to care for DPSCD students

A new collaborative and transformative partnership will bring wrap-around healthcare services to 48,615 Detroit Public Schools Community District students by 2030.

Did you know you can create impact for children through your IRA?

Your individual retirement account (IRA) is an excellent tool for saving for your retirement years. Even better, it’s an extremely easy way to support children and families, today.

Donor Story: Derek Dickow fundraises on behalf of children at networking events

“I’ve always been a big supporter of The Foundation’s work,” said Dickow. “The goal with this was to not only raise funds, but awareness about what The Foundation is doing.

Donor Story: 16-year-old raises $40,000 to save hundreds of children’s lives

Seventeen-year-old high school student Reem Siddiqui impressively continues her fundraising efforts in support of transportation for Sickle Cell Disease patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan. To date, she has raised $40,000 for The Children's Foundation:

Donor Story: A new generation brings big energy to Derby for Kids

For months, the Emerging Leaders devoted time, talent, and treasure, to recruit and lead a group of energetic, passionate, young professionals and parents who were enthusiastic about making Derby for Kids an incredible success.

Donor Story: The Pheiffers plan today for a future impact

“Life can be unpredictable,” said Shauna. “We want a say while we still have one.”

Amanda Hicks receives 2021 Behavioral Health Scholarship

With generous donations from several Children’s Foundation Trustees, The Foundation established a Behavioral Health Scholarship in 2019 to be awarded annually. The goal is to support a student in Michigan pursuing a doctoral degree in a mental health field, specifically focusing on a practice that will serve children and adolescents in behavioral health.

Donors advance possibilities with a variety of approaches.

Donors who generously support The Children’s Foundation do so in many different ways and forms, but what they have in common is that they are vital to The Foundation’s growth and impact. From crowdfunding to corporate sponsorships, thank you to all those who help The Foundation advance the health and wellness of children and families.

A Donor Story: Deena and Maia’s Lemonade Stand

As the weather turned warmer, Maia Mordovanaki and Deena Kamali, both 9 years old, were beginning to think about summer plans. Together, they came up with an idea to have a lemonade stand to raise funds for children struggling with their health.