Sparrow Hospital Guild has a 90 year history of giving to programs and projects of Sparrow Hospital. The Guild has donated $1.3 million since its founding in 1934. Funds for the mini-grants were raised by Sparrow Guild at the 2014 Charity Ball and various other Guild sponsored events. A committee of five Sparrow Guild members and Melissa Sherry, director of volunteer services at Sparrow Hospital, reviewed all mini-grant requests. The 30 mini-grants for 2014-2015 totaled $63,000. Sparrow Guild mini-grants provide for staff education and program recertification’s; patient education materials; specialty supplies for pediatric; adult and Sparrow community programs.