Serving Our Community for More than a Century
Sparrow’s history serving the healthcare needs of Mid-Michigan is long, dating back to 1896 when 114 amazing women solidified their dream of caring for area families. With the philanthropic support of Edward W. Sparrow in the form of funding and property on which Sparrow Hospital still stands today, their dream of providing local, extraordinary care came to fruition.
On that solid foundation, Sparrow continues to grow and serve the men, women, and children from all corners of our region with the latest medical advances available. We now have more than 115 sites of care including five hospitals: Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, Sparrow Carson Hospital, Sparrow Clinton Hospital, Sparrow Eaton Hospital, and Sparrow Ionia Hospital.
At the Sparrow Foundation, the corporate and community partnerships we forge remain critical to the expansion of services like pediatrics, cancer care, senior health, and delivering care during a global health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing is more important than the health of our region.
Your partnership is vital to the care we provide. Together we’ll continue our commitment to providing world-class care close to home to all those in Mid-Michigan, no matter life’s circumstances.
Contact the Foundation
Should you need anything, please call us at 517.364.3620 or email Foundation@Sparrow.org. To connect with one of our Sparrow Foundation Team Members, please visit our Sparrow Foundation Contact Us and Team Member Page.
The Sparrow Foundation mailing address is:
The Sparrow Foundation Corporate Giving Packet is a 14 page downloadable PDF that provides a wealth of information on how companies can establish lasting partnerships throughout the Mid-Michigan community.
Corporate Giving to the Sparrow Foundation
As a not-for-profit community-based health system, Sparrow is committed to building relationships throughout our region in each of our surrounding communities. Part of our role as a pillar organization in Michigan’s capital city is sharing our resources to benefit the citizens of Michigan. We work hard to build and maintain mutually beneficial long-term relationships with both corporate and foundation community partners.
Positive Image and Emotional Connection
Through combined marketing efforts, our community partners connect their businesses and products with our network of caregivers, volunteers, patients, vendors, as well as other partnering organizations and companies. A partnership with the Sparrow Foundation helps our communities by providing vital philanthropic investment while aligning our partners with one of Michigan’s most respected and recognized academic medical institutions.
Corporate giving sends the powerful message that your company is stable, confident about the future, and a key presence in the community.
Enhanced Employee Morale, Health, and Pride
A gift to Sparrow is an investment in the success of your company and the morale of your employees. According to a Cone/Roper Study on consumer attitudes, Americans value companies’ contributions to charitable causes. More than half of those surveyed indicated they want companies to be involved in improving the quality of life in their communities, and 84 percent stated they have a more positive image of a company if it is doing something to make the world better. Education and healthcare are the most important causes Americans want companies to support and their impact is more critical than ever. The same study found that, after price and quality, one-third of respondents consider a company’s responsible business practices the most important factor in deciding whether or not to buy a brand. Social responsibility was noted to be more influential than advertising.
Corporate philanthropy doesn’t just benefit relationships with external audiences; it also strengthens ties with employees. Studies have shown that employees feel good when their employers engage in philanthropy, and one way to improve employee loyalty is to be a good corporate citizen. Employees are well aware of budget constraints during tough times, but they also need to know the company for which they work is still a strong community member. They want to work for a business with heart.
Formed in 1960, the Sparrow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves the mission and vision of Sparrow Health System. Donors receive federal and state tax benefits as provided under IRS law. Consult your advisor for specifics.