GE Foundation giving $500,000 to 2 Detroit health centers

Volunteer efforts will accompany grant money given to Wellness Plan's Gateway Medical Center, Community Health and Social Services

Published On: Apr 23 2012 03:34:41 PM EDT

The GE Foundation says it's giving a total of $500,000 in grants to two Detroit community health care centers to help improve access to primary care for the uninsured and underserved in Detroit.

The grants to The Wellness Plan's Gateway Medical Center and Community Health and Social Services were being announced Monday at an event at General Electric Co.'s Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center. The research site is in Wayne County's Van Buren Township.

The GE Foundation, which is the philanthropic organization of GE, says volunteer efforts will accompany the grants.

The announcement comes two days ahead of GE's annual meeting, which takes place in Detroit.

The grants follow a $750,000 investment that GE made to three Cherry Street Health Centers in Grand Rapids earlier this year