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How to Apply for Funding

Friends provides funding to U-M Hospitals and Health Centers programs and services that embrace and fulfill its mission of promoting the health, welfare and education of the community.

Past and current recipients of funding include Trail's Edge Camp for ventilator-dependent children, Trauma Burn Community Outreach programs, the Health System Child Care Center, Wilmot House, Transplant House, the Ronald McDonald House, the Depression Education Resource Center, and Gifts of Art programs and more.

General Guidelines

Friends funding is open to all units that benefit U-M patients. Funding must be approved by any (or all) of the following: head nurse; project manager; or manager/supervisor. The Friends Funding Committee reviews applications quarterly.

Funding has been granted to support:

Friends do not fund fee-generating equipment for the hospitals, direct salary support, materials for the education of hospital staff or research projects. Follow this link for a full description of our funding guidelines (MS Word).

Funding requests for printed patient education materials should be made to the Patient Education Advisory Committee which receives an annual Friends grant to cover these needs.  For further information visit their website for a PEAC funding application, or contact Diana Medina-Urbina at 734-647-5645.

Funding requests are reviewed quarterly and due the first of January, April, July and October.

Funding Request Form and Instructions
You can download a funding request form (MS Word), or pick one up at a Friends Gift Shop. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Gift Shop or mailed to UH Gift Shop 2C201- 506.

Below are friendly reminders regarding the request form:

If you have any questions relating to your request, please call the Friends office: 734-615-6147.