The Children’s Foundation

Give Detroit – A Charitable Registry


Through fundraising, grant-making and advocacy, the Foundation remains dedicated to three core pillars — Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education — The Children’s Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of improving the health of children.


The Children’s Foundation fulfills its mission by awarding grants for programs that support a collaborative approach to advancing the health and wellness of children. The Foundation and its partners use their collective strength to guide future policy, host events, and work with organizations in the local community and beyond to bring awareness to child health and wellness issues. The Children’s Foundation is committed to taking the lead on children’s wellness, and raises funds through a variety of initiatives, signature events, and collaboration with its fundraising partners. Since 2011, it has distributed more than $54 million in grant funding to over 60 partners statewide. Current focus areas include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research, and injury prevention.


Lawrence J. Burns,
President & CEO
Douglas W. Ferrick, Chief Development Officer
David J. Lochner, Chief Financial Officer
Jill Nelson, Director of Marketing & Communications
Jodi L. Wong, Vice President of Operations & Grants


The Children’s Foundation
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 218
Detroit, MI 48202