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Breaking Barriers to Care

When José came to Barry Community Health Center with his mom, he was in a lot of pain. A massive tooth infection had created a fearful, sad face where a smile usually brightened the world around him. The Cherry Health Team went right to work to comfort and heal this tiny patient but ran into a few complications – starting with a lack of insurance and limited income. Luckily, Cherry Health donors were ready with support this family as they sought solutions for their young child.

Read the full story in our digital newsletter here.

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 approximately 50,000 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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Inspiring Events
Cherry Health Foundation hosts two immersive storytelling fundraising events each year. These gatherings honor the patients working for wellness alongside their Cherry Health Care Teams. Join the committed group of corporate and philanthropic leaders driving the success of these mission focused events.

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COVID-19 Financial Donations
Click the Donate Online button below or text COVID to 50155 to help fund Cherry Health’s critical services as we adapt to the new reality of access to health care. Please give as you are able.

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COVID-19 PPE & Supply Donations
Click the Donate Supplies button below for more information on what items are needed and how to schedule a time to donate.

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Connect on a Tour
Due to our efforts to keep each other safe and healthy during the days ahead, our tours of the health centers are indefinitely postponed. If you are interested in finding out more about Cherry Health, please give us a call for a personal explanation of our mission. Please contact Anna Goddard (Clifford), CFRM, Foundation Director, at 616.965.8217 or annagoddard@cherryhealth.com

 

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

Anna Goddard (Clifford), CFRM
Foundation Director
616.965.8217
annagoddard@cherryhealth.com

 

Laura Portko
Foundation Coordinator
616.965.8254
lauraportko@cherryhealth.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

Foundation Board of Trustees