2/20/24 - DeVos Family Foundation Donates To Local Pediatric Care Facilities

image credit: The DeVos Family Foundation Press Conference 2/19/24

More children will benefit, after the DeVos Family Foundation donates to three pediatric care facilities in metro Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The DeVos Family Foundation announced that a $50 million donation will go to support expanding pediatric care in metro Grand Rapids.

The donation is a result of priorities that were important to late Amway co-founder Rich DeVos and his wife Helen.  

The money will be divided between Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

The bulk of the money — $40 million — will go to the children’s hospital.

The Helen DeVos Children's Hospital will use the money to expand the pediatric intensive care unit and the medical psychiatric unit. Half of the children’s hospital’s gift will create an endowment for the about 40-member child and family life team. Another portion will fund a breast milk donation and distribution center for babies in neonatal intensive care. 

$5 million dollars will go toward the Joan Secchia Children's Rehabilitation Hospital that is being created through a partnership with Mary Free Bed.  This new hospital is scheduled to open in 2026.  Once completed, it will be among only nine similar facilities in the country.  

$5 million will also go to Pine Rest for a Center of Behavioral Health.  That is also scheduled to open in 2026.  The facility will help them as they expand access to both inpatient and outpatient mental health care for children and teens.




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