About the Foundation
Cherry Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Cherry Health and its mission is to cultivate community awareness, trust and financial investment to ensure comprehensive, primary and behavioral health care is accessible for all, no matter income or insurance status.

Whether it is treatment for diabetes, dental care, vision, mental health counseling or community reentry services, Cherry Health is the difference between sickness and health; despair and hope; barriers and opportunities. Cherry Health is committed to quantifiably assessing the impact of its services to continually improve health outcomes.

We need you to sustain this mission. Please make a donation and directly impact the lives of our 78,000 patients. 96% of our health center patients, for whom income data was obtained, are impoverished or below minimum wage.

Cherry Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization, as determined by Section 501(c) (3) in the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, gifts are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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2019 Prescription: Strength










Prescription: Strength, on May 9, 2019, is a luncheon supporting Cherry Health’s work in community health. Join us as we share the significant impact of our essential, integrated mental health services. This is a free event, lunch is provided, and a request for support will be presented as part of the program. We will raise funds supporting our mission to ensure access to comprehensive, holistic health care for the most vulnerable among us. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager, at 616.965.8267 or To confirm your attendance, please contact your table host.

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Lunch & Learn Tours
The Foundation hosts tours of our Heart of the City Health Center at 100 Cherry Street SE in Grand Rapids. And we want YOU to join us! Experience a special behind-the-scenes look at how Cherry Health patients are served daily and hear stories of those who did not have access to health care before coming to Cherry. Key staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have about Cherry Health and the Foundation. Lunch will be provided.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Thursday, May 30

Friday, June 7

Questions? Please contact us at 616.965.8254 or


Cherry Health Celebration 2019

Plans for our 2019 Cherry Health Celebration are underway.

In 2019, we will share an evening of health and hope together; taking time to honor the stories of exceptional, essential care for and with some of our 78,000 patients. Date and location to be announced soon!

In 2018, nearly $160,000 was donated in support of Cherry Health’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve, regardless of income or insurance. For more information and for sponsorship opportunities for the fall 2019 event, please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager, at 616.965.8267 or

Check out the patient feature from our 2018 Cherry Health Celebration:


Contact Us
For more information regarding Cherry Health Foundation, or to mail a donation:

Anna Goddard Clifford, CFRM
Director of Development


Kate Klemp
Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager


Margaret Smitt
Foundation Coordinator




Mailing Address
Cherry Health Foundation
100 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Foundation Board of Directors