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RIM Foundation

Our goal is to make a significant and lasting, positive effect on people who have had life altering disabilities.  We do this by working with experts at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Hospital to identify healthcare programs, research and initiatives that will have the greatest impact on improving the health of those living with disabilities and their families.


A world in which every person with physical and cognitive disabilities is empowered and inspired to reach his or her highest quality of life.


Elevate the mind, body, and spirit of those with physical and cognitive disabilities by uniting them with world-class people, resources and solutions.


Propel those with physical and cognitive disabilities through recovery and beyond.
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The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Foundation (RIM Foundation) was established on December 19, 2013 in a reorganization of the former Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Inc. The reorganization became necessary after the December 31, 2010 sale of the Detroit Medical Center to Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. The donor-restricted assets were held separately in the transaction and maintained by Legacy DMC. Also on December 19, 2013, a Charitable Asset Transfer Agreement was executed to transfer control of the donor-restricted assets from Legacy DMC to the RIM Foundation.

The mission of the RIM Foundation and is to promote rehabilitation of persons with life altering disabilities and injuries through the support of research, education and community benefit activities. The RIM Foundation is grateful for the donors that allow us to help people manage the impact of illnesses and injuries, fund

research and provide programs that get people moving and Go Beyond Impossible!


The RIM Foundation, and its partners work to identify programmatic needs and creates initiatives that have the greatest impact on improving the health and quality of life for those living with a life changing disability, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.  Adaptive sports, such as yoga, handcycling, ballroom dancing and bowling are offered free of charge.  If there is a sport you are interested in trying, we can help you!


Stroke patients can get involved with our support group which schedules outings and activities monthly and every July we have a weekend camp participants can enjoy.


The RIM Foundation supports a grant that provides prescription medications and durable medical equipment for those who are underinsured.


Our work cannot be achieved without the dedication and commitment of friends and supporters like you.

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