Our Causes

International Medical Aid

The Rivard Foundation provides financial support to organizations who provide critical medical and shelter services abroad.

Operation Smile, Norfolk, VA

Website: www.operationsmile.org

Operation Smile is an international medical relief organization based in Norfolk, VA. They provide free surgery for the repair of cleft lip and palate abnormalities. Our Founder Dr. John Rivard has personally participated in Operation Smile missions throughout the world.

Grace Care Center, Sri Lanka

Website: www.srilankaorphanage.org

Grace Care Center is an orphanage and elder care facility in Sri Lanka. It is staffed mostly with volunteers, and many members of the Ann Arbor medical community participate in their medical clinics. Grace Care Center also provides shelter and food services to elders in the community.

Doctors Without Borders, Paris, France

Website: www.msf.org

Medecins Sans Frontiers, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international medical aid organization that provides a wide range of medical and other services to people in countries ravaged by war, disease and natural disasters.

Domestic Education and Shelter Services

The Rivard Foundation allocates financial support to domestic organizations that provide education and shelter services to those in need.

Grantee– SafeHouse Center, Ann Arbor

SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault, including emergency shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy. See safehousecenter.org for more information.