About Hands of Hope

The Hands of Hope Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan.
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Our Mission
To lend a hand to our community by providing intentional financial support to our cancer patients, their families and the organizations that support them in West Michigan.
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Our Vision
That individuals living with cancer will have access to resources that help alleviate financial stressors associated with care, allowing them to focus their energy on health, healing and achieving spiritual wellness.
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Our Core Values
Our values shape our work and guide our individual and collective approach to addressing each person’s unique needs: service, compassion, equity, respect and integrity.

The Hands of Hope Leadership

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Erin Pettijohn, MD
Foundation President
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Patty Jereck
Foundation Secretary
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Stuart Genschaw
Foundation Treasurer

Committee Members

Kathryn Alguire, MD
Brett Brinker, MD
Sumedija Dzidic
Heather Levanduski
Kelly Parling-Lynch, DO
Connie Willett

Hands of Hope Grants

We appreciate the opportunity to partner with organizations supporting cancer patients in our West Michigan community. Please see the eligibility requirements on the fillable form below and submit to us at least 14 days in advance of our committee’s next meeting (the second Tuesday of each month).

Step 1.
Download the application form here

Download Application Form

Step 2.
Fill out the application form on your computer, then save it.

Find your organization's 501(c)(3) status form.

Step 3.
Submit both forms here

2020-2021 Grant Recipients

American Cancer Society
Bluebird Cancer Retreats of West Michigan
Hospice of Holland
Gilda's Club Grand Rapids
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Meals on Wheels Kent/Allegan County
Shields of Hope West Michigan

Contact Hands of Hope

Phone: 616.954.9949
5800 Foremost Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546