The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports pediatric research, education, community benefit programs, and other initiatives that improve the health of children in Michigan.


Through our efforts to improve children’s health and wellness, children have more days to play, nights to dream, and time just to be kids.


Our goal is to make a significant and lasting, positive effect on children’s health—both locally and around the world. We do this by working with experts at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan to identify healthcare programs and initiatives that will have the greatest impact on improving the health of young people and families and by partnering with other affiliated organizations.

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Philanthropy has played a significant role in the Children’s Hospital of Michigan since its inception.

For more than 125 years, thousands of caring people have contributed their time and treasure to support the health of children in our community. Every family who has come through the doors of Children’s Hospital has been touched by the compassion and generosity of those who gave to support children. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is honored to continue the charitable legacy of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and to partner with Children’s and other organizations in our community to improve the health and well-being of children.

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Our Relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation was organized in 2003 to help supplement the fundraising efforts of Children’s Hospital. In 2012, the Detroit Medical Center, including the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, was acquired by Vanguard Health Systems, an investor-owned hospital company.

This new relationship has brought significant new capital investment to improve Children’s facilities and services for children and families.  For example, in 2012 Vanguard will unveil the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center in Detroit, featuring a variety of clinical services in an expanded, more convenient and accessible space.

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