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The Sparrow Foundation exists to support the mission of Sparrow Hospital – to provide quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time, regardless of their ability to pay. On a daily basis, Sparrow’s Caregivers offer world-class care bolstered by the generosity of their community. As Lansing’s community hospital, Sparrow is very proud to be the market leader in healthcare as well as mid-Michigan’s largest private employer.

Through a combination of corporate partnerships, individual donors, events, grants and more, the Sparrow Foundation provides funds for equipment, services, facilities, education and research benefiting the health of Sparrow’s patients. Every dollar given makes a difference.

Corporate partnerships come in many forms, such as Young Owosso – the presenting sponsor of the Spartan Marching Band for Kids Concert, to the Delta Dental Foundation which partners with Sparrow on an oral health initiative reducing occurrences of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Many corporate partners choose to focus on areas of care that closely align with their company values, forging new ground and innovative ways to treat Sparrow’s patients.

Individual donors choose to give to the Sparrow Foundation because they are passionate about care they, or a family member, have received. These can be one-time gifts in honor of a Caregiver, annual gifts to a specific area of care or a gift from a will or an estate. Like corporate gifts, individual donations are vitally important, and deeply appreciated.

Each year, the Sparrow Foundation hosts several fundraising events involving Caregivers, community partners, individuals and Patients from all walks of life. In early 2019, the Foundation will host its annual gala benefiting orthopedics, followed by Day of Miracles in April, with proceeds going to the Sparrow Children’s Center. Other events throughout the year include the Hospice Walk to Remember, the Sparrow Health Classic Golf Outing, T.G.I.F., The Guild’s Incredible Fundraiser and Dapper Dads, a fun event featuring nearly 40 Lansing area men supporting women’s health care in mid-Michigan. To date, this event has raised approximately $2 million.

The Sparrow Foundation also relies on its amazing Volunteers who offer support at fundraising events and provide assistance in day-to-day tasks in the foundation office.

Inspired to learn more about the Sparrow Foundation and how you can make an impact? Their team would love to hear from you! You can call the office at 517-364-3620, send an email to or visit They want to hear your story and help you explore how you can ensure world-class treatment close to home for all those who choose Sparrow for their care.