About the Foundation

The Grand River Hospital Foundation supports the financial needs of Grand River Hospital – over $4 million is granted every year to GRH. Funds raised are for patient care equipment needs, capital building projects and renovations, and local clinical and health research and education.

Message from the Chair

Helen Friedman Chair, Board of Governors

Helen Friedman Chair, Board of Governors

I’m very proud to Chair the Grand River Hospital Foundation Board of Governors.  We are at an extremely exciting time in the Foundation’s development and I’m excited to work with our exceptional staff, the hospital, and our Board to implement our strategic directions.

Our Board is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who offer their time and expertise to the Board and its Committees.  Our volunteers represent a wide range of expertise including legal, finance/accounting, investment, senior management, marketing, technology and fundraising.

Annually, the Foundation grants $4 million to the hospital for patient care equipment, clinical research and staff education purposes.

We are very fortunate to have incredible support from our community of donors.  Year in and year out, our donors make a significant impact on the hospital’s ability to provide exceptional care.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Grand River Hospital Foundation.

Helen Friedman
Chair, Board of Governors

Guiding Principles

  • We inspire volunteers to help and donors to give
  • We provide resources that are otherwise not available
  • We manage and disburse funds for facilities and technologically advanced equipment for patient care.


We raise funds to help Grand River Hospital provide exceptional health care


Grand River Hospital Foundation fosters a philanthropic environment where everyone in the community understands and passionately supports exceptional health care.

Board & Staff

Learn about our Board here; learn about our staff here.

Foundation History

View a timeline of the Foundation’s history here.

Audited Financial Statements

View Grand River Hospital Foundation’s most recent audited financial statements here.