Ways to Give

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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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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Giving by Mail

Please make check payable to: Cherry Health Foundation
Our mailing address:

Cherry Health Foundation
100 Cherry St 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, Laura Portko, Foundation Coordinator, at 616.965.8217 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 Laura Portko, Foundation Coordinator, at lauraportko@cherryhealth.com or by calling 616.965.8254.

Planned Giving

Life-changing impact may feel beyond reach—bigger than one person’s influence. However, you can provide what is essential to secure the future: a lifeline. The act of naming a charity in your estate plan creates a lifeline for the effectiveness and survival of mission-driven work you value at Cherry Health Foundation. Or consider how the foundation could be the full or partial beneficiary of your bank account, retirement savings or life insurance policy, ensuring access to health care for patients working for wellness.

Contact:

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

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

IRA savings donated by direct transfer are income tax-free to those age 70.5 or older. These qualified charitable distributions offer hope beyond barriers for Cherry Health patients. In fact, the recent changes included in the SECURE Act require most non-spouse beneficiaries of an IRA to withdraw the entire balance within 10 years of inheritance, rather than stretching it out over their lifetimes. Directed distribution may open the door to care for patients with barriers to health.

Please use the following information to make a distribution to the Foundation:

Cherry Street Services Foundation (DBA Cherry Health Foundation)
100 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503
616.965.8217
Federal Tax ID Number 38-3308516

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, make arrangements with your broker or financial consultant to transfer stock electronically to Cherry Health’s broker, PNC Investments.

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 (Clifford), 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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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!

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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.

Donate Online

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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