About the DMC Foundation

Formerly known as the Health and Wellness Foundation, the DMC Foundation was incorporated in 2010 to receive certain charitable assets from the Detroit Medical Center following its sale to Vanguard Health Systems. In 2013, the Health & Wellness Foundation, under its assumed name, DMC Foundation, became a supporting organization and affiliate of the Community Foundation to take advantage of the Community Foundation’s grantmaking and investment expertise.

As a supporting organization of the Community Foundation, the DMC Foundation was dedicated to promoting the well-being of people in metro Detroit through the support of health-related research, education and community benefit activities. Since 2013, the DMC Foundation awarded over $20 million in grants focused on improving the health of communities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

The DMC Foundation reached the end of its 10-year term as a supporting organization on Dec. 31, 2023, following which it dissolved and distributed its assets to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The Community Foundation will continue to honor the legacy and intent of the former DMC Foundation and the charitable purposes of its funds, which will augment a number of existing health-focused funds of the Community Foundation.

Health-focused grant opportunities

If you are interested in learning more about health-focused grant opportunities or need instructions for applying for health-related work through the Community Foundation’s general grant program, please visit the For Nonprofits page.

Medical research grant opportunities

The Community Foundation will pause medical research applications as of Jan. 1, 2024, to take time to examine the best approaches for supporting medical research in metro Detroit, learn from partners and peers, and increase our impact through research in a new way. We will have information available in the coming months about how to apply for medical research grants moving forward.

Active DMC Foundation grants

If you have an active grant with the DMC Foundation, please continue to access your grant materials and submit reports using the DMC Fluxx portal.

For any questions regarding the DMC Foundation, please contact:

Hannah McLaughlin
Program Officer
Email Hannah