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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

May 31, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry Makes Second Ontonagon Appearance of 2023 on June 7

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the 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,..

May 22, 2023

PHF Awards AEDs Across the Copper Country

Nearly 50 automated external defibrillators distributed to local establishments

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce that 49 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been awarded to key facilities and locations around the Copper..

April 27, 2023

Fortifying Finances

Gail Jestila of Baraga County Memorial Hospital Receives 2022 James Bogan Healthcare Administration Scholarship

Gail Jestila grew up in L’Anse and moved away for college, only to be called back home by the beauty, nature and the people. As she..

April 18, 2023

Funding First Responders

PHF Offers Volunteer Emergency Services Grant for the Third Straight Year

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is happy to announce that the Volunteer Emergency Services Grant is back for 2023 and the Request for Proposal is now open. The $50,000 grant..

April 14, 2023

MI Nonprofit Relief Fund Assistance Available on April 20 in Hancock

Grow & Lead to host office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Marquette-based Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is hosting office hours to help nonprofits complete the MI Nonprofit Relief Fund application in Hancock on Thursday, April 20 from..

April 7, 2023

Third Annual Puppy Parade is April 26 in Hancock

In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Dial Help puts on Charity Parade

On Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dial Help will host the third annual Puppy Parade for Sexual Assault Awareness at Quincy Green on 401 Quincy St. in Hancock...

April 5, 2023

Community Nutrition Education Needs Survey

PHF Community Health Educator to Cater Outreach to Needs of Copper Country

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is excited to announce the new Community Nutrition Education Needs Survey available for the community. PHF Community Health Educator Meghan..

April 3, 2023

Dial Help Becomes Part of Portage Health Foundation Family

Acquisition will strengthen mental and behavioral health opportunities in Michigan’s Copper Country

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is looking to strengthen mental and behavior health services in Michigan’s Copper Country through the acquisition of ..

March 28, 2023

Meet the 2022 Emergency Food Pantry RFPs Grantees

In late 2022, Portage Health Foundation released an Emergency Food Pantry Grant Request for Proposal (RFP). These funds were granted in order to better serve community members and ease access to necessities such as food, hygiene products and..

March 21, 2023

Natasha Berg Joins the Team at PHF

Lake Linden Native Named HR Director / Compliance

Portage Health Foundation is excited to highlight Natasha Berg, who started working at Portage Health Foundation in May of 2022 as the Human Resource Director / Compliance.

"Natasha's experience and..