Impact of Giving

Every dollar donated equals $20 in billable serviceHealth care in northern Michigan is funded in three ways:

  • The health care system’s operating margin
  • Philanthropy  
  • Debt

The impact of donor support is tremendous. Each donated dollar equals $20 in billable services. For instance, Munson Healthcare organizations receive about $7 million each year through charitable giving. The organization would need to bill an equivalent $159 million in health care services to replace that amount with operating dollars.

Donated dollars are never used to cover fundraising costs. Every donated dollar is spent directly on whatever purpose the donor indicates. 

Vital Support for Capital Projects

As a nonprofit organization, revenue alone does not cover all of the costs associated with maintaining and upgrading our community hospitals. Historically, generous donors have helped fund large facility projects throughout northern Michigan. Wherever you go in the Munson Healthcare system, you can see new and updated facilities and equipment made possible by donor support. We are very grateful for all past, present, and future gifts that help us improve services.

Every Gift Matters

It takes $2.7 million a day to keep all nine Munson Healthcare hospitals open.

People who care about quality health care and make gifts to their local hospital directly enhance the quality of patient care in their communities. Every gift, no matter what size, truly makes a difference.