Our Mission: To Improve the Health of the Communities We Serve

Each month we receive numerous requests for contributions from many fine organizations and individuals. We have established priorities for giving, in order to help us in our sponsorship decision making.

All requests that observe these guidelines will be reviewed but, regretfully, all cannot be funded. Due to the volume of requests to Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals for funding or sponsorship, we are unable to receive requests in person or by telephone. All requests should be made in writing at least 90 days prior to the time the donation is required.

We are currently directing our philanthropic focus to health, wellness and betterment of our communities.

Our Priorities

Preference is given to projects related to health services and to those in communities served by Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals.

Our Guidelines

We are able to give contributions only to non-profit groups. You must include documentation of your IRS status with your request.

Our Criteria

  • Advances the health and wellness of our community
  • Supports the quality of life in our community
  • Fosters community impact through collaboration
  • Encourages the participation of Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals employees in community affairs

We generally do not approve contributions for
  • Individuals
  • For-profit Organizations
  • Political Causes or Candidates
  • Religious or Fraternal Organizations
  • Programs not focused on our service area
  • Funds raised for non-profits through third party organizations

Advertising and Sponsorship. What’s the difference?

Advertising is the practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.

Sponsorship is the funding of and/or donation to specific organizations or their events through education, healthy lifestyles and community activities. Sponsorship can take the form of a specific monetary gift, or the donation of items which the organization may use to promote its event.

Form Provided

Any organization requesting contributions or sponsorships must complete a "Request for Sponsorship Form” and return it by e-mail, 90 days prior to its event. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot give responses by telephone or in person. Once your request is reviewed, notification will be sent via e-mail.