Giving Tuesday was November 30, 2021

Thank you to all of those who donated!

For #GivingTuesday 2021 we saw a new record for donations as $443,208.76 was donated to 22 local non-profit organizations. That's about 12% more than the previous years and when you add in $200,000 from PHF, $643,208.76 went to our non-profit partners!

Be sure to check back in the summer as we'll open applications for the 2022 #GivingTuesday campaign!  

2021 Partners

  • U.P. Kids - Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Swedetown Trails Club
  • Superior Search & Rescue
  • Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY)
  • Ontonagon County Cancer Association
  • Omega House
  • Mercy EMS
  • Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness
  • Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
  • Keweenaw Family Resource Center
  • Friends of the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park
  • Dial Help
  • Dan Schmitt Gift of Music
  • Calumet Township Fire & Rescue Fireman's Club
  • Copper Harbor Trails Club
  • Copper Country Senior Meals
  • Copper Country Habitat for Humanity
  • Copper Country Angel Mission
  • Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter
  • Baraga County Shelter Home
  • Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
  • 31 Backpacks

 

About Giving Tuesday at Portage Health Foundation

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has helped put more than $1.9 million 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 four years we’ve put $1,914,766.74 into our community’s non-profits through $1,225,211.45 in donations, and another $689,555.29 matched by PHF.

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
  • $87,132.00 Donated
  • $87,132.00 Matched by PHF
  • $174,264.00 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
  • $247,933.12 Donated
  • $150,000 Matched by PHF
  • $397,933.12 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 and 31 Backpacks

2020 Giving Tuesday

  • 1,239 Donors
  • $394,514.28 Donated
  • $200,000 Matched by PHF
  • $594,514.28 to Non-Profits
  • 18 Non-Profits: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Keweenaw Random Acts of Kindness, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Friends of Porkies, 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, Copper Harbor Trails Club, Ahmeek Fire & Rescue, 31 Backpacks

2021 Giving Tuesday

  • 1,118 Donors
  • $443,208.76 Donated
  • $200,000 Matched by PHF
  • $643,208.76 to Non-Profits
  • 22 Non-Profits: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Keweenaw Random Acts of Kindness, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Friends of Porkies, 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, Copper Harbor Trails Club, Ahmeek Fire & Rescue, 31 Backpacks, Mercy EMS, Calumet Township Fire & Rescue Firemen's Club, Copper Country Angel Mission, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, Copper Country Habitat for Humanity.