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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

January 30, 2023

2023 Scholarship Information Released by Portage Health Foundation

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is providing more than 40 scholarship opportunities for graduating students from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon County high schools this year. Application information is now available at ..

January 20, 2023

New “Ride with Claudia” Fund Launched to Support Cancer Patients

The Keller Family Community Foundation (KFCF) and Portage Health Foundation (PHF) are proud to announce the creation of The Keller Family Community Foundation “Ride with Claudia” Transportation Fund. The endowed fund will help offset travel expenses..

January 19, 2023

A record $859,136 going to 26 nonprofits for #GivingTuesday

The community support for nonprofits in Michigan’s Copper Country hit record levels for #GivingTuesday this year with $659,136.77 being donated and $200,000 being matched by Portage Health Foundation. This week checks to the 26 nonprofit partners..

January 12, 2023

Local medical students receive Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The Portage Health Foundation is supporting a new scholarship for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Campus students. Four local medical students were named recipients of the first tuition assistance scholarship: Dominique Aleo..

January 10, 2023

PHF Announces $100,000 in funding for Community Recreational Facilities

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has released a request for proposals (RFP) focusing on Community Recreational Facilities. Up to $100,000 is available. Grant applications are due March 17, 2023.

Through five years this RFP has led to more than 25..

December 20, 2022

PHF Seeking Feedback on Multimillion-Dollar Wellness Campus

Portage Health Foundation is considering the construction of a multi-use community wellness campus and is seeking public input from community members in Michigan’s Copper Country. Initial concept is a large-scale multimillion-dollar wellness..

December 2, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry Scheduled for December 15 in Ontonagon

On Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of foods, including fresh produce and dairy items, to approximately 300 families on a first-come,..

November 28, 2022

Ripple Recovery Residence Supports Recovering Women

New #GivingTuesday partner needs your support this year

The Ripple Recovery Residence has joined Portage Health Foundation’s nonprofit partner list for #GivingTuesday for the 2022 campaign. The Ripple Recovery Residence is located in L’Anse and is a..

November 28, 2022

One Day Until #GiveCopperCountry 2022

Tomorrow, November 29, is the sixth annual #GivingTuesday campaign at Portage Health Foundation. PHF is matching $200,000 in donations this year. Each nonprofit will receive a portion of the match equal to the portion of the total amount of..

November 23, 2022

#GivingTuesday Dining for Donations Meal Guide 2022

This year for #GivingTuesday, individuals can eat at their favorite restaurants and make a difference in the Copper Country. Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has partnered with six restaurants so that going out to eat on November 29, 2022, will lead..