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Sponsorships and Charitable Contributions

MidMichigan Health allows a budgeted amount of dollars for charitable donations and sponsorships. To best manage requests and allow for a timely response to address requests in a fair and equitable manner, a deadline-driven application process is used. Requests will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the Charitable Contribution Review Committee. Every effort will be made to identify opportunities with the greatest perceived impact on quality of life.

Criteria

Sponsorship and charitable contribution considerations are specific to the counties served by MidMichigan Health. Funds requested must meet the following criteria:

  • align with MidMichigan Health’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities
  • improve access to health care
  • promote and/or improve community health 

Deadlines

Requests will be reviewed according to set application deadlines. Organizations will be notified of their award status within two weeks following the application deadline. Processing of the contributions may take up to six weeks. Applicants missing the application deadline will not be considered for the current giving cycle. Requests made by organizations between application deadlines will be held until the next giving cycle. 

FY16 Sponsorship Deadline
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016

FY17 Sponsorship Deadlines
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
Application Deadline February 28, 2017
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017

Guidelines and Limitations

Sponsorship and charitable contribution funding adheres to the following guidelines and limitations:

  • In order to be considered, all requests must be received via the online sponsorship form, by the quarterly sponsorship deadlines above.
  • Awarded organizations must submit a follow-up within 90 days of project completion, to outline the degree to which awarded funds impacted the community or health of the community.
  • Funding is only considered for tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.
  • Sponsorship and charitable contribution funding will be limited to one time per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for each recipient organization.
  • Sponsorship funding is not available for:
    • Programs or projects outside the communities MidMichigan Health serves
    • Programs or projects already completed
    • Administrative or operational costs
    • Family foundations
    • Organizations acting as an intermediary source for another nonprofit
    • Individual fundraising
    • Individual elementary, middle and high school academic or extracurricular activities and clubs, and sports teams. If funding is available, a contribution will be considered for the appropriate school department.
    • Golf outings
    • Yearbook ads
    • Sports team ads
    • Membership fees or association fees
    • Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
    • Sectarian, denomination, or religious organizations for support of theological functions

How to Request Funds

Sponsorship requests will be only be accepted via the following online sponsorship request form. Requests will be reviewed according to the set application deadlines. Organizations will be notified of their award status two weeks following the application deadline. Processing of the contributions may take up to six weeks. Applicants missing the application deadline will not be considered for the current giving cycle. Requests made by organizations between application deadlines will be held until the next giving cycle. 

FY16 Sponsorship Deadline
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016

FY17 Sponsorship Deadlines
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
Application Deadline February 28, 2017
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017

Requesting a Sponsorship or Donation

Sponsorship and donation requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis. When completing your online application, please keep these tips in mind:

  • Submit your future sponsorship requests before the appropriate deadline to ensure a timely response for your event.
  • Organizations will be notified of their award status two weeks following the application deadline.
  • Processing of the contributions may take up to six weeks.
  • Applicants missing the application deadline will not be considered for the current giving cycle.
  • Requests made by organizations between application deadlines will be held until the next giving cycle. 
  • Sponsorship requests must be submitted via the online form at www.midmichigan.org/sponsorships
  • The sponsorship webpage has been updated and highlights the above information, as well as sponsorship criteria, guidelines and limitations for organizations to review prior to submission.
  • Sponsorship and charitable contribution funding will be limited to one time per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for each recipient organization.

For questions or more information, please contact Millie Jezior, public relations manager, at millie.jezior@midmichigan.org or (989) 839-3351. 

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