Foundation Initiatives

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a Children’s Foundation initiative that supports the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Funds support numerous programs, research efforts and education. The outcomes are a direct result of the combination of expertise and passion to help children by providing our partners with the resources to support child health advocacy and outreach, pediatric medical research and medical education.

As the largest recipient of the Foundation’s grants, together we set an example of what can be done with a focused commitment to support programs that advance our mission to impact the health and wellness of children and their families.

The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by the Daniels family in honor of their late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar addiction-recovery business. The Children’s Foundation assists the Jamie Daniels Foundation with fund development, financial management, and generating awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic. Resources generated through this collaboration are used to further the Jamie Daniels Foundation’s mission of assisting individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance, and the support they need to make recovery possible. Mental health is among the Foundation’s primary granting focus areas.
Leaders for Kids is an organization comprised of emerging leaders from Southeast Michigan who are passionate about the health and wellness of children in the region and the charitable work being performed by The Children’s Foundation. The purpose of LFK is to serve as ambassadors to raise awareness of the Foundation’s critical mission; conduct fundraising for the Foundation’s pediatric medical research, pediatric medical education and community benefit programs and develop, sponsor and support community education and events on key issues that advance the health of children in Southeast Michigan.

The Healing Kids Foundation helps pediatric burn victims and their families and brings awareness and hopeful prevention to pediatric burns in the Detroit area and surrounding cities.

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic benefits The Children’s Foundation, Detroit PAL, Variety and the Children’s Center. The Golf Classic has raised over $5.5 million over 15 years.


The purpose of the Evelyn Grace Foundation, simply put, is to help children and their families through dark times in their lives. We do this through raising funds with the help of great people like you. These funds will be used to fund projects such as child life programs, pediatric nursing scholarships, and community outreach programs. With your help, we will be able to reach families all across metro Detroit during the scariest and most difficult times a person can go through, a time with a sick child. Together, we will be bringing some light to these darkest of times.