Grants Process

We work with our community to make an impact on key issues for children and their families. The Children’s Foundation has an informed understanding of the pulse of our community. Our grant applications are directly related to our pillars and focus areas which gives us an insight on the work that’s being done in our community and where we are needed most.

We become an active participant with the grantees to advance the impact of our focus areas and pillars. We are an invested partner and provide resources that become a collaborative process directly meeting the needs in our community. The Foundation’s mission is to support pediatric research, medical education, community benefit programs and other initiatives that improve the health of children, primarily in Michigan.

New and returning organizations interested in a potential partnership should submit an inquiry email to at least 90 days prior to one of our deadlines to discuss potential ideas and our LOI process.

Our Pillars

Pediatric Research

Community Benefit

Medical Education

Our Focus Areas

Mental Health

Substance Use Disorder

Health Equity & Access

Legacy Initiatives at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Our Grant Deadlines:

September 15 for approved grants that begin January 1

April 15 for approved grants that begin July 1

Approved Grants

The Children’s Foundation approves grants annually for pediatric health and wellness. Since 2003, The Children’s Foundation has dedicated itself to advancing the health and wellness of children in Michigan through philanthropic support emphasizing three pillars: Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education. The grants that are approved have the potential to not only impact children locally, but to make a positive contribution to children throughout the state of Michigan and beyond. Funding has been approved for programs ranging from diseases that do not yet have a cure, to programs that would not exist, but for the funding our Foundation provides.

“The grant funding we received will allow us to provide social work, mental health counseling and therapy to the students of River Rouge High School as well as students throughout Southeastern Michigan ages 10-21. The funding will provide the ability to assess and treat these students as well as focus on mental health and wellness.”

Director of Child and Adolescent Health
Center – Beaumont Health Center