You can be a healer!

Every day people who have limited or no insurance and little or no money visit us for health care. Many fall through the cracks and do not qualify for public assistance programs like Medicaid. While the Affordable Care Act will help some, many will be left without insurance, others will have too little coverage, and still others will not be able to access traditional care settings because of a provider shortage and because many providers are closed to new patients with Medicaid coverage. In short, Catherine’s has been and will remain the “go-to” health care provider for disadvantaged people in and beyond northeast Grand Rapids.

Gifts to Catherine’s Health Center bring health and healing to people, many of them the working poor on whom our community relies daily. Your help, in any amount, is put to work when we provide individualized medical services, offer access to medication, facilitate referrals to specialized medical care, teach healthier living and more.

Our patients are invited to share in the cost of their care. Some contribute, but many are simply unable. We apply for and use available grant funds for health-promoting programs. As a local free clinic, we do not qualify for federal funds.

Your gift will make a life-changing difference. 

Gifts to Catherine’s Health Center qualify as donations to the fullest extent permitted under the law. Catherine’s is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Checks can be sent to:
Catherine’s Health Center
1211 Lafayette Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Donate Securely Online:

Additional ways to contribute to Catherine’s Health Center

Join the Sustaining Circle
Make a contribution to our Endowment
With a monthly Credit Card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) (minimum $10/month) you will help advance our mission. Every month your gift will be put to work immediately, making life-changing differences for people who rely on us for their health care. Download, print and return our Sustaining Circle form (Sustaining Circle Form in PDF format) to make regular gifts that support our work.

Consider a Planned Gift
There are several options for legacy giving. It can be as simple as making a designation in your will. For information on how to make an estate gift to assure that Catherine’s will provide quality health care well beyond your lifetime, please contact the Development Office.
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation holds a fund for Catherine’s Health Center. We have partnered with the Foundation to better serve our community. The Foundation, with the help of its advisers, aims to preserve and grow the fund through prudent investing and management.  To donate to the Catherine’s Health Center Fund at the Foundation, contact Marilyn Zack at 616-454-1751 or visit Grand Rapids Community Foundation and designate Catherine’s Health Center to receive your contribution. Options available through the Foundation include charitable gift annuities, a gift arrangement that offers income to the donor.  If you prefer, you may make a gift directly to Catherine’s, earmarking it for our endowment. Our board, with the advice of financial experts, manages a portion of our endowment fund. Our policy is to preserve and grow the assets to assure the long-term strength and viability that will help advance our mission. Contact Ron Rozema, Development Director, at (616) 336-8800 ext. 206 or at for more information.
If you have any questions about these or other ways to support Catherine’s, please contact Ron Rozema, 616-336-8800 or  


“We support Catherine’s Health Center because we deeply believe it is a shining example of people helping people in need.  The staff and volunteers promote the Christian tradition of social justice, and therefore, are transforming lives.”  ~ Jack & Rita K, long time supporters