Nearly $700,000 Raised Through Three Years of #GivingTuesday

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has helped put nearly $700,000 into local non-profits since 2017 as part of #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We call it Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. This fundraising effort is to help raise awareness, advocate for and help non-profits throughout our four-county community, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

PHF feels strongly that we can play a role in helping the non-profit sector outside of our own granting. Since 2017, we have used this charitable day of giving as a platform to advocate and fundraise for other organizations. Our Giving Tuesday initiative, Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, encourages the community to get on board and support the organizations that mean the most to them.

Through three years we’ve put nearly $700,000 into our community’s non-profits through $383,312.31 in donations, and another $289,555.29 matched by PHF.

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Giving Tuesday History

2017 Giving Tuesday
$52,423.29 Donated
$52,423.29 Matched by PHF
$104,846.58 to Non-Profits
11 Non-Profits: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Phoenix House, Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Dial Help, Copper Country Senior Meals, UP Kids (Big Brothers Big Sisters), Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and Baraga County Shelter Home.

2018 Giving Tuesday
333 Donors
$85,957.00 Donated
$85,957.00 Matched by PHF
$171,914.00 to Non-Profits
11 Non-Profits: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Phoenix House, Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Dial Help, Copper Country Senior Meals, UP Kids (Big Brothers Big Sisters), Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and Baraga County Shelter Home.

2019 Giving Tuesday
558 Donors
$244,932 Donated
$150,000 Matched by PHF
$394,932 to Non-Profits
15 Non-Profits: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Phoenix House, Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Dial Help, Copper Country Senior Meals, UP Kids (Big Brothers Big Sisters), Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and Baraga County Shelter Home, Swedetown Trails Club, Superior Search & Rescue, Dan Schmitt Gift of Music, 31 Backpacks