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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

April 15, 2020

PHF Scholarship Deadline is Friday

The deadline for graduating seniors to apply for Portage Health Foundation scholarships is Friday, April 17. There are three specific scholarships for seniors at each high school in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as..

March 20, 2020

PHF creates COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund

Donations being accepted now

The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved the creation of the COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund, a restricted fund that will be maintained for the purpose of mobilizing resources for the citizens of..

March 17, 2020

PHF office closed to public until further notice

Effective March 17, 2020, the Portage Health Foundation office is closed to the public. PHF staff will continue working to improve the health of the community during this difficult time. "Over the last week we've been in touch with many of our..

March 13, 2020

PHF scholarship deadline extended to April 17

The deadline to apply for 2020 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) scholarships has been moved to Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m. PHF is offering 40 total scholarships, including opportunities for students at each of the 12 high schools in Baraga, Houghton,..

March 3, 2020

PHF Nominated for Spark Plug Award

\Portage Health Foundation has been recognized for its excellent customer service with a nomination for a 2019 Spark Plug Award in the Customer Service category. The eighth annual Spark Plug Awards dinner and award ceremony is Thursday, March 5. The..

February 26, 2020

Guy St. Germain brings expertise to PHF Board

Coming in with more than 40 years of relevant experience, Guy St. Germain, MPA, has joined the Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors. “Guy is one of the first community stakeholders I met with when we transitioned the foundation in 2013,”..

February 21, 2020

Collaboration leads to new recovery residence in L'Anse

Providing an opportunity for a better future was on the minds of many people as they came together to make the new Ripple Recovery Residence in L’Anse a reality, and soon the new facility will be welcoming its first residents. “This project is a..

February 17, 2020

Making A Difference Scholarships at Michigan Tech

We invite you to check out this amazing video highlighting the Making A Difference Scholarships at Michigan Technological University.

“Our interest is to be more engaged and develop a greater understanding of the needs that exist in our community..

February 6, 2020

Local collaboration receives MDARD funding to integrate gardens in educational and social service programs

A local multi-sector collaboration has received a rural development grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to build rural community capacity through public health programming and the creation of rural garden..

February 5, 2020

PHF releases small grants opportunity

Portage Health Foundation has released a request for proposals (RFP) focusing on small grants, with a maximum award for each applicant of $3,000. Grant applications are due April 9. “We hear from organizations with needs of all sizes, and this RFP..