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We’re helping 10 groups establish $1.5M endowments, Here’s why, and how to apply | Opinion

Lisa Ford, co-chair of the Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Campaign and Andrew Stein, president and CEO of the Children’s Foundation co-wrote an OpEd for the Detroit Free Press about the Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Initiative

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: 18-year-old raises $50,000 to save hundreds of children’s lives

Eighteen-year-old recent high school graduate, Reem Siddiqui, impressively continues her fundraising efforts in support of transportation for Sickle Cell Disease patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Children’s Foundation provides grant support and relief throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency funding for key safety net organizations has helped their immediate ability to serve families enduring economic hardships and support sustainability of these organizations.

A letter from Larry – October 2022

Fall season brings many fun activities to The Children’s Foundation, all which help raise funds for many of our ongoing initiatives and several new ones as well.

The Children’s Foundation partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids continues to grow

A Johns Hopkins study published in January 2022 reveals that “children facing relational and social risks are more likely to have mental, emotional, or behavioral health problems, but the negative impact of these problems on child resilience, self-regulation and school engagement can be offset by protective factors, such as strong caretaker-child connection and family resilience.”

A letter from Larry – September 2022

Before I share with you some exciting news ahead, I wanted to fill you in on a few important highlights from the past weeks.

Math Corps: Where love is exponential

This six-week camp program uses a “kids teach kids” model, where high school students serve as paid teaching assistants and role models for the younger middle school students.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan: Brand new Esports Lounge inspires and develops youth

A multi-dimensional collaboration between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, The Children’s Foundation and the Detroit Red Wings endows youth with skills that can set them up for successful futures.

The Children’s Center: Providing basic needs for Detroit families

Having a bed to sleep on, clothing to wear, or food to eat impacts the physical, social, emotional, and day-to-day wellbeing of families—and their budgets should not have to be stretched thin to provide these items.

First Tee – Greater Detroit: Building character and developing youth through golf

Independent research of the program found that after three years of participation, 73% of youth reported high assurance in the ability to succeed academically, and 82% felt confident about their social skills.

Aaron Neal receives 2022 Behavioral Health Scholarship

Mr. Neal is a phenomenally trained clinician, a dedicated researcher, an outstanding student, and a fierce child advocate.

In colleges today, more support is needed

We are now supporting seven collegiate recovery programs throughout Michigan. These programs are designed to help students suffering from addiction stay alive and stay in school, stay on campus, and graduate.

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