Here at the Sparrow Foundation, we realize that philanthropy is a journey. We understand that your donated dollars represent sacrifice. You deserve to have them impact the areas you most believe in. From volunteering, to discovering the causes you care about, and channeling your passions into gifts you'd like to give, the Sparrow Foundation is here to help you on your philanthropic journey. We want you to feel good about giving, and even better when you see the results of your donations.


Why invest in Sparrow? When you give a gift to Sparrow, you're investing in local extraordinary care for your friends and neighbors: your support ensures that Sparrow has the facilities, technology, resources, and the skilled Caregivers to meet their needs. We know that life can change in an instant. From the miracle of childbirth to the devastating illness of a loved one, Sparrow is here for you. We are your community-owned, regional health-system. Our growing network of affliliate hospitals ensures comprehensive resources close to home, when you need them the most. When you trust in Sparrow, you can be confident that you will have acccess to state-of-the-art technology and highly-skilled physicians, nurses, and other professionals with the expertise to take care of you and your loved ones right here in mid-Michigan.


We are proud of our commitment to our community. With your help, we will continue to improve the quality of care provided for all. Start your philanthropic journey with Sparrow, and be our partner in health. Get involved with the Sparrow Foundation today!

Your gift to the Sparrow Foundation ensures the advancement of technology, facilities, programs and research, which translates into local, extraordinary care for people in Mid-Michigan when they need it most.



There are many ways to make a gift to the Sparrow Foundation. Your gift, at any level, makes a significant difference to the Patients in our community. You can write a check, use a credit card, or transfer stock, bonds or real estate. You can make a bequest or designate Sparrow as the beneficiary of an IRA or insurance policy. Please review a sampling of the options listed below and contact us at 517.364.3620 with any questions. Some commitments to the Sparrow Foundation can be fulfilled over time (up to five years).


To view a full list of funds held at the Sparrow Foundation, please click here.


Outright Gifts Include: Cash, Pledges, Stock, Personal Property, and Retirement Plan Assets. Relevenat reading: "Tax Bill Could Spur More IRA Gifts to Charity", Dec 18, 2017.

Planned Giving Options Include: 
Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT), Charitable Lead Trusts, and Life Insurance


Annual Fund

The mission of Sparrow is to improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time. Gifts to the Annual Fund have an impact in the following areas:


  • Equipment and Technology
  • Programs and Outreach
  • Facilities
  • Education

Annual Giving Clubs

Annual Giving is the keystone of the Sparrow Foundation's philanthropic support. Your membership in one of our Annual Giving Clubs is an important investment in the health of your community. We invite you to establish or renew your commitment to the Sparrow Foundation by joining one of our Annual Giving Clubs and making a yearly gift.


The Caring Club                  $100-$499

The Compassion Club        $500-$999 

The Innovation Club            $1,000+ 


Members of annual giving clubs are listed in our annual reports, receive special news and invitations, and more! When your cumulative giving reaches $10,000 or more, you will become a permanent member of the Sparrow Philanthropists LeagueTo join an annual giving club, please contact Cindy Watters at 517.364.3619 or by email at



One of the most popular funds that Caregivers like to support is the 'Care for the Caregivers' fund. This fund was created by Caregivers to provide support to our coworkers who have experienced a major loss, catastrophe, illness, or medical condition that adversely affects the well-being of the Caregiver, significant other, and any dependents.


Remember, every donation, no matter the size, is important. Please give now and make a difference today, or download a donation form and mail with your gift to:


Sparrow Foundation
1322 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204
Lansing, MI 48909


All donations to the Sparrow Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your gift to any Sparrow Foundation Fund is a tax-deductible gift. Please consult your tax advisor for specific details.