Ways to Give

Giving Online

Safe. Convenient. Secure and sustaining. In addition to the ability to make one-time gifts, giving online empowers monthly and auto-renewed pledges to Cherry Health Foundation. Offering a monthly, annually renewing gift creates sustaining support to families needing regular access to healthcare.

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Sponsor our 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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Staff Giving – Cherry Champions

Employee philanthropy is vital to Cherry Health’s ability to maintain our role as a health care leader in Michigan while fulfilling our charitable mission.

Staff give so much of their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of our patients. And personal financial support to the Cherry Champions Campaign does more than help build our organization – it transforms lives!

No matter what your role here is, your personal financial investment sends a powerful message to the community. Our dedicated and talented staff help make Cherry Health stronger and allow us to provide exceptional health care that creates healthier tomorrows.

Choosing to donate to the Cherry Health Foundation says that you believe so strongly in what happens at Cherry Health that you are willing to support it above and beyond your everyday work by making a donation.  Thank you!

Payroll Deduction PDF Payroll Deduction Online Form FAQs Online Giving

Cherry Health Foundation, also known as Cherry Street Services Foundation, is a nonprofit organization, as determined by Section 501(c)(3) in the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID is 38-3308516. Gifts are deductible as donations to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Giving by Mail

Please mail credit/debit card donations and checks payable to Cherry Health Foundation at 100 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503.

Giving by Phone

Our team is happy to answer questions and take pledges over the phone, as well as receive gifts via credit card. Please call the Foundation at 616.965.8254 to make your donation.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Making a grant recommendation from your Giving Account or Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to Cherry Health Foundation is an excellent way to create hope through health. Your gift creates:

  • ACCESS to excellent, affordable integrated health care for the most vulnerable among us
  • EXPANDS service and care in places and to patients that need it
  • Funds INNOVATION from the ground up to enhance health care for proven results with outcomes that make real change

Talk to your adviser today about making an impact with your DAF, or contact the Foundation at foundation@cherryhealth.com or 616.965.8217.

Cherry Health Foundation is also known as Cherry Street Services Foundation. Our tax ID is 38-3308516.

Planned Giving

Life-changing impact may feel beyond reach—bigger than one person’s influence. However, with minimal effort, you can provide what is essential to secure the future: a lifeline. Naming Cherry Health Foundation in your estate plan creates a lifeline for the effectiveness and survival of mission-driven work you value.

It is as easy as adding one sentence to your will or trust specifying a donation. For example: “I give, devise, and bequeath $________ to Cherry Health Foundation TAX ID #38-3308516, a nonprofit corporation located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

Or, with a quick beneficiary change, Cherry Health Foundation could be the full or partial beneficiary of your bank account, retirement savings, or life insurance policy. Ask your financial advisor and attorney about how to extend support for the community needs important to you. No gift is small. Each and every one provides a vital lifeline.

Did You Know? The SECURE Act requires most non-spouse beneficiaries of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to withdraw the entire balance within 10 years of inheritance, rather than stretching it over their lifetimes? This inspired one of our planned givers to change the beneficiaries of her traditional IRA to select nonprofits and offset those changes by increasing cash bequests to family and friends.

Contact:

Anna Goddard, CFRM
Foundation Director
616.965.8217 office
annagoddard@cherryhealth.com

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) – Distribution

IRA savings donated by direct transfer are income tax-free to those age 70.5 or older. These qualified charitable distributions (QCD) offer hope beyond barriers for Cherry Health patients. Due to IRS regulations, QCDs cannot be given to a supporting organization such as Cherry Health Foundation. Therefore, please make QCDs payable to Cherry Health.

Please use the following information to make a distribution to Cherry Health:
Cherry Street Services, Inc. (DBA Cherry Health)
c/o Anna Goddard, Foundation Director
100 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503
616.965.8217
Tax ID Number 38-2853534

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock support the mission of Cherry Health while affording donors additional tax benefits. Should you choose this method of giving, you will not pay capital gains tax on appreciated stock, and you may be able to claim a federal income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities on the transfer date of your gift.

To authorize the transfer of stock as a contribution to Cherry Health Foundation (also known as Cherry Street Services Foundation), make arrangements with your broker or financial consultant to transfer stock electronically to our broker.

Broker: Raymond James
Account Name: Cherry Street Services Inc.
DTC Number: 0725
Account Number: 81194965

Once the transfer is complete, Cherry Health Foundation will mail you a confirmation letter with donation receipt details for tax purposes.

To notify Cherry Health of a forthcoming gift, or for questions, please contact Anna Goddard, CFRM, Foundation Director, at 616.965.8217 or annagoddard@cherryhealth.com

Join our Foundation Care Team

Cherry Health Foundation’s Care Team is a lead group of donors whose annual investments make access to essential, quality health care possible. The Foundation’s Care Team knows that it takes all of us to create a healthy community.

Care Team members receive exclusive communications about the impact of their giving. They also receive special recognition, private tours, and opportunities to connect through dedicated events.

This extraordinary group aids vulnerable Cherry Health patients, 97% of whom are impoverished or at or below minimum wage. In the examples below, see the annual impact you make as a part of the Foundation’s Care Team.

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