Friends Gift Shops funding opportunity

January 19, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Friends Gift Shops make up a board-governed, volunteer-staffed, nonprofit community organization that administers and manages four Michigan Medicine gift shops.  

The Friends Gift Shops Advisory Board provides funding to Michigan Medicine programs and services that embrace and fulfill its mission of promoting the health, welfare and education of the community.   

Friends funding is open to all units within Michigan Medicine that benefit U-M patients. The Friends funding committee meets quarterly in July, October, January and April. This committee consists of approximately 5-8 members who share their knowledge, expertise and insight for each application request for funding based on the guidelines listed on the application page. 

After a thorough review and discussion, the funding committee provides funding applicant recommendations to the advisory board.

Applications are now open!

The funding committee looks forward to receiving your applications and will notify you after the Michigan Medicine Friends Advisory Board makes a decision. 

To learn more and submit your application for funding, please visit the Friends Gift Shops Funding Opportunity webpage or contact Waitzy Brown, Friends Gifts Shops Advisory Board administrative assistant, at for a copy of the guidelines and application to be emailed to you. 

Please submit a completed application by the quarterly deadlines (The 1st of December, March, June or September).