America’s foundations are an important part of Michigan’s health care delivery system. These charitable endeavors provide essential support for capital and operational funding for schools, hospitals, and new programming.
Family and community foundations often lay the groundwork for successful programs to get off and running and do great things. In fact, the Michigan Health Council’s Medical Opportunities in Michigan program was started in 1994 with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
A new report from the Foundation Center outlines the key facts about US foundations. One interesting fact from the report is that community foundations account for a larger share of giving in the Midwest than other regions.