Foundation Thank You

About the Sparrow Foundation

Our Purpose

Since 1896, UM Health-Sparrow’s roots have been planted in philanthropy, from the first donation of a plot of land from E. W. Sparrow to the gifts we receive today. The Sparrow Foundation was launched in 1960 to help improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time. As a nonprofit health system owned and governed by the community, our mission is to connect your passion with a purpose.

Your gift to the Sparrow Foundation transforms patient care and services, promotes community wellness, and enhances technology to expand the possibilities of health care. You can choose to make a lasting impact by giving to a specific service line or site of care including UM Health-Sparrow Lansing, UM Health-Sparrow Specialty, or one of our four community hospitals: UM Health-Sparrow Carson, UM Health-Sparrow Clinton, UM Health-Sparrow Eaton, UM Health-Sparrow Ionia.

How are funds raised?

  • Corporate partnerships
  • Fundraising events
  • Individual donations
  • Grants

What are funds used for?

  • Technology and Equipment
  • Healing, Patient-Centered Facilities
  • Programs and Outreach
  • Research and Education

Learn More

To learn more about how you or your organization can become involved today, please call or email us. We are happy to connect with you to make a lasting impact on the health of our region for generations.

To make a gift today, please visit or call 517-364-3620.