Non-Profits Invited to Apply for 2021

Applications are being accepted by Portage Health Foundation for non-profit organizations interested in partnering with the foundation’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign, where PHF matches donations that come in on Giving Tuesday. Over the past three years this program has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties.

To be eligible, an organization must be a charitable non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) IRS determination, have a current license to solicit, have up-to-date financials available, must not be a religious or educational institution, have a mission related to Portage Health Foundation's Areas of Emphasis or raise funds for a specific project that relates to those pillars and the organization must be domiciled in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Portage Health Foundation at (906) 523-5920 or info@phfgive.org with questions.

2021 Non-Profit Partner Application

 

About Giving Tuesday at Portage Health Foundation

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has helped put more than $1 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 $1,267,381.88 into our community’s non-profits through $777,826.59 in donations, and another $489,555.29 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
$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

2020 Giving Tuesday

1,239 Donors
$394,514.28 Donated
$200,000 Matched by PHF
$694,514.28 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