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MyMichigan Health moves to annual format for charitable giving

Area health system sets June 1 deadline to manage growing number of requests
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MyMichigan Health says it continues to seek partnerships with organizations that share in its commitment to improving the health and wellness of the communities across its 25-county service area.

The health system has announced that it is accepting applications for a revamped charitable giving program beginning March 27 through June 1.  

“MyMichigan Health is committed to helping the communities we serve and reinforcing our purpose in ‘Creating Healthy Communities – Together,’” Lydia Watson, M.D., president and CEO of MyMichigan Health said in a news release.

“To manage the growing requests for support we receive, our charitable giving program has moved to a one-time, annual submission deadline. This will allow us to capture and review the many opportunities for support from eligible organizations that have planned events and projects which will have a positive impact on health outcomes.”

Requests for funding will only be accepted through MyMichigan’s online application process and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a qualified community health benefit or health-related community awareness or strategic direction activity. A community health improvement service should meet one of the following criteria: improve access to care, enhance public/population health, advance knowledge through education and research, and relieve government of burden for health.
  2. Promotes a culture of health.
  3. Provides a direct and measurable impact on the health of the community.
  4. Must be an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.
  5. Meets one or more of the following community benefit/building objectives:
  • Target poor, medically underserved or special population.
  • Supplies a service that would be discontinued if the decision was made on a purely financial basis.
  • Accessible to the entire community regardless of their ability to pay. Stimulates external community partnerships.
  • Improves access to care for underserved or at-risk populations.

Applicants will be notified of award status the by July 15, according to the release.

“While we are unable to fund all requests, we value each and every one that we receive,” Dr. Watson said. “We look forward to partnering with organizations that share our same passion to positively impact the lives of those that live in our communities.”

Eligible organizations meeting outlined criteria and interested in applying for MyMichigan’s charitable giving program may visit