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Since its inception in 2013, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund has granted more than $50 million to organizations committed to Michigan’s children and seniors. Grant monies awarded to date are supporting programs aimed at:

  • Providing access to regular health screenings,
  • Reducing risk of falls for seniors,
  • Reducing obesity and health risks for diabetes through smart food choices, and
  • Providing fitness programs for youth.

All grant monies are awarded based on criteria established by the MHEF Board and prospective applicants are encouraged to show a direct relationship to one or more of eight key focus areas:

Infant Mortality Infant Mortality
Health Services for foster and adopted children Health Services for Foster and Adopted Children
Wellness & Fitness Programs Wellness and Fitness Programs
Access to Healthy Food Access to Healthy Food
Behavioral Health Services Behavioral Health Services
technology Enhancements Technology Enhancements
Health-related Transportation Services Health-related Transportation Services
Foodborne Illness Prevention Foodborne Illness Prevention

Projects can be for pilot programs or ongoing programs, but the grants are not intended to replace lost government funding.