CHMF hosts Grant Announcement to honor 14 new community partners

On June 6th, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted a special event in the Fisher Building to celebrate the second round of the 2018 grant cycle. The Foundation awards new funding to applicants whose work supports the Three Pillars (Community Benefit, Pediatric Research, and Medical Education) and Five Focus Areas (Nutritional Wellness, Abuse and Neglect, Injury Prevention, Mental Health, and Oncology/Cardiology). The funding from this grant cycle totals more than two million dollars and will support a total of 51 projects, 14 of which are new community partners with the Foundation.

“[The Foundation] has assembled an incredible community that is very focused on the vision they have created through the Three Pillars. This vision breathes life into so many of us who are on the front line trying to address the very issues that [the Foundation] has identified as critically important” -Brett Tillander, CEO at Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Through funding, advocacy, and the addition of 14 new partnerships, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is deepening the impact on pediatric health needs and advancing the well-being of more children and families in the community.

14 new grant partnerships:
Beaumont Health System – River Rouge H.S. Beaumont Teen Health Center
Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties – Connect Today! Program
Care House of Oakland County – Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Program
Chad Tough Foundation / University of Michigan – Precision Oncology in a Multi-Institutional, Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Children with High-Risk Malignancies
Children’s Hospital Association / Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Speak Now for Kids 2018 Family Advocacy Day
Detroit Cristo Rey High School – Vision Testing and Eye Glass Replacement
Detroit Police / Detroit Public Safety Foundation– Children in Trauma Intervention Camp
Detroit Public Television – Detroit PBS Kids: Healthy Choices
Friendship Circle – Lessons for Life
Gleaners – Making Investments in the Lives of Kids (MILK) Movement
Jewish Foundation – “We Need to Talk” Multimedia Content Packages
Kids Kicking Cancer – The Heroes Circle – Children Healing Children
Ruth Ellis Center – Family Support Model with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
University Pediatricians Autism Center – Autism Center Program Training