Breaking Barriers to Care

When Craig needed to rebuild his life after years with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), he knew he couldn’t do it on his own. Harder still, the COVID-19 pandemic meant his usual support groups had to close their doors. His lifeline, he says, was his Cherry Health counselor Marie. Meeting with Craig through telehealth appointments, Marie helped him plug into a network of resources during the pandemic and beyond, making sure he stayed on track with his recovery. Craig now has a stable job, attends SUD support group meetings, and has repaired his relationship with his family. “I needed help. Cherry Health was there for me,” he says.

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About the Foundation
Cherry Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Cherry Health and its mission is to cultivate community awareness, trust and financial investment to ensure comprehensive, primary and behavioral health care is accessible for all, no matter income or insurance status.

Whether it is treatment for diabetes, dental care, vision, mental health counseling or community reentry services, Cherry Health is the difference between sickness and health; despair and hope; barriers and opportunities. Cherry Health is committed to quantifiably assessing the impact of its services to continually improve health outcomes.

We need you to sustain this mission. Please make a donation and directly impact the lives of approximately 70,000 patients. 96% of our health center patients, for whom income data was obtained, are impoverished or below minimum wage.

Cherry Health Foundation, also known as Cherry Street Services Foundation, is a nonprofit organization, as determined by Section 501(c)(3) in the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID is 38-3308516. Gifts are deductible as donations to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Inspiring Events
Cherry Health Foundation hosts two immersive storytelling fundraising events each year. These gatherings honor the patients working for wellness alongside their Cherry Health Care Teams. Join the committed group of corporate and philanthropic leaders driving the success of these mission focused events.

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Connect on a Tour
Due to our efforts to keep each other safe and healthy during the days ahead, our tours of the health centers are indefinitely postponed. If you are interested in finding out more about Cherry Health, please give us a call for a personal explanation of our mission. Please contact Anna Goddard (Clifford), CFRM, Foundation Director, at 616.965.8217 or


Contact Us
For more information regarding Cherry Health Foundation email, or to mail a donation:

Anna Goddard, CFRM
Foundation Director

Kat MacDonald
Donor Relations & Events Manager

Mailing Address
Cherry Health Foundation
100 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503