In 1960, hospital and community leaders established the Sparrow Memorial and Endowment Foundation.


Known today as the Sparrow Foundation, our organization exists to support the mission of Sparrow: we aim to provide quality, compassionate health care to everyone, every time, regardless of their ability to pay. Funding is provided for equipment, services, facilities, educational programs and research that would otherwise not be possible. 


In 2013 alone, over $4,100,000 was donated to the Sparrow Foundation, which provided funding for over 150 projects benefitting the health and well-being of our community and our Caregivers.




The Sparrow Foundation is located across from Sparrow Hospital's main campus on East Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. Along with day-to-day fund development activities, our dedicated staff support several fundraising events throughout the year. Mission direction is provided by the Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors, whose membership is comprised of outstanding community and hospital leaders.