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Donor Story: For the Ginopolis family, philanthropy is a core value

Over the past 40 years, the Ginopolis family has raised more than $5 million through endowments, golfing outings, restaurant events, and more.

Black History Month: Equity today to empower tomorrow’s leaders

Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor the accomplishments, contributions, and challenges Black individuals have faced throughout history. It is also a time to think about what we are doing today to create a more hopeful and equitable future.

A message from our President & CEO: Reflecting on progress

Many times throughout the year I have been in awe of the impact we are making together. Simultaneously I have been gripped by the challenges children face and the work we have yet to do

Behavioral Health Scholarship: A pipeline of professionals enables youth mental health care

In 2019, generous Trustees at The Children’s Foundation established the Behavioral Health Scholarship – a permanent endowed scholarship to address inadequacies in the mental health care system for kids in Michigan by creating a pipeline of professionals.

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.

Fit Kids 360: Helping families create healthy lifestyles

As with many aspects of life, childhood is when foundational habits for nutrition and physical activity are established.


For young people, over the past several years exponential stress, frustration, and harmful events beyond their control have led to a mental health crisis. But there are ways to ensure kids receive timely, equitable access to quality mental health care.

Ashok & Ingrid Sarnaik Endowed Scholarship Creates Opportunities for Fourth Graders at Detroit Public Schools

Through the Ashok & Ingrid Sarnaik Endowment to Create Ladders of Opportunity for Youth, Darius and Kourtney were presented with $2,500 scholarships which will be used toward future educational and vocational endeavors.

What to expect from The Children’s Foundation moving forward

Since starting as President & CEO in January, a question I have received often is: what can we expect from The Foundation moving forward?

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:

Buildup STEAM: Enabling hospitalized kids to cope and create

For kids who are in the hospital, any positive interactions go a long way. When their life is consumed by tests, tubes, and healing, any chance to experience a normal childhood is essential to their positive mental state. That’s exactly what Buildup STEAM is set out to do: enable hospitalized kids to be kids.

Child Life Services: Helping kids be kids during injury and illness

Child Life Specialist have unique training in child development, education, and psychology so they can provide patient and family-centered care using evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions.

Black history is today: 5 community partnerships empowering Black youth

Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor the contributions, triumphs, and struggles of Black leaders throughout history – but it is also a time to think about how we can create a more hopeful and equitable future.