Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Awards $5.4 Million in Pediatric Health Grants

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) announced 162 grants
totaling $5.4 million for pediatric health programs. Established in
2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health of children in
Michigan through philanthropic support for pediatric research, community
benefit and education programs.

“We take our mission to advance the health of Michigan’s children very
seriously,” said Tony Werner, CHMF President and CEO. “Through the
generosity of donors, we are able to help children have more days to
play, more nights to dream, and more time – to just be kids.”

Grants totaling $2.37 million were awarded to 23 grantees for pediatric
research. Examples of the types of research funded includes: pediatric
cancers, shunt research for hydrocephalus, epilepsy, conditions related
to prematurity, Celiac Disease, sagittal crainosynostosis, asthma,
pediatric surgery and general pediatric medical research. Recipients are
from Wayne State University School of Medicine, University Pediatrics
and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. A complete list may be viewed here.

Twenty-three grants were awarded totaling $1.8 million for community
benefit programs. Examples include grants for a lead testing program for
the City of Detroit for Detroit Public Schools, injury prevention and
education programs, the Hamtramck School Based Health Center, Fit Kids
360, childhood obesity and prevention program by Wayne Child Health
Access Program. The Guidance Center “Kids Talk” child abuse assessment
program as well as healing arts programs through Detroit Symphony
Orchestra and Detroit Institute of Arts. Children’s Hospital of Michigan
was the recipient of grants for programs such as the Clothes Closet,
providing clothing for children in need who are patients and their
families; injury prevention programs, burn program outreach and “Reach
out and Read”. A complete list may be viewed here.

Eighty-three grants, totaling $624,874 were also awarded to further
education of pediatric professionals in order to learn about the latest
advances in diagnosis, care and treatment of children. CHMF will also be
funding six endowed chairs and two endowed professorships totaling
$607,658.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation is an independent public
charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a 501(c)
(3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.

Contacts

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming
313-745-1933
Office, 313-418-0018 Mobile
Leslie.Fleming@chmfoundation.org