Children’s Hospital of Michigan Legacy Initiatives


As stewards of philanthropic legacy from Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) which dates back nearly 140 years, the Foundation continues to honor donor intent of existing funds and raise funds in support of a variety of efforts. CHM plays a vital role in our community, serving as a safety net hospital, providing essential care and support to those in need, while also treating children requiring specialized care.



Kids rely on these programs for hope and healing. These programs rely on philanthropy to exist. 


Less than 11% of the National Institutes of Health annual budget is allocated to pediatric research.

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Childhood diseases require careful investigation and study, but unfortunately pediatric research is underfunded making it difficult for physician scientists to conduct research. The Foundation’s support of researchers at CHM’s Clinical Research Institute enables appropriate funding to discover new medical treatments and techniques to prevent, diagnose, and treat childhood conditions.

Wellness programming at CHM is a vital variable to the success of pediatric care and a key quality indicator of the hospital’s ranking. Programs help kids understand their condition, cope with uncertainty and discomfort, and allow them to feel safe and supported during hospital stays.

Studies show such services result in cost savings, including reduced length of stay, fewer sedation needs, and improved hospital experiences. Our support at the hospital includes:

  • Child Life Services providing Art, Music, Yoga, and Pet Therapies
  • In-patient Schoolteacher
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • …and more!