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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

December 23, 2020

Portage Health Foundation delivers nearly $600,000 to non-profits

On Monday, December 21, Portage Health Foundation (PHF) visited 18 non-profit organizations from throughout the four-county community to deliver nearly $600,000 in checks. The money came from almost $400,000 in community donations and a $200,000..

December 16, 2020

$394,514 in donations received for #GivingTuesday

PHF’s fourth annual event raised money for 18 non-profit organizations

The Copper Country community proved why it is Copper Country Strong this year by raising $394,514.28 in support of 18 non-profit organizations that serve Baraga, Houghton,..

December 15, 2020

Chassell Trails Mapping Project a Success with KCF Grant

New and existing trails in Houghton County receive a comprehensive map and signage update with support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation

With support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation’s PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation Fund Grant, the

December 1, 2020

#GivingTuesday 2020 is here and PHF is matching up to $200,000

Portage Health Foundation matching up to $200,000 in donations

The season of giving has officially arrived with Giving Tuesday! In Michigan's Copper Country that means the fourth annual Portage Health Foundation (PHF) campaign to "Put Your Money..

November 25, 2020

December Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Events scheduled for Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon

The December Mobile Food Pantry schedule is set with events scheduled for the first three Thursdays of the month, including events in Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon. 

  • Thursday, December 3, 2 p.m...

November 18, 2020

Copper Country businesses invited to support local non-profit community this Giving Tuesday

Portage Health Foundation (PHF)  is searching for businesses to sponsor their Giving Tuesday fundraiser on December 1, where they will be matching $200,000 in donations to support 18 local non-profit organizations. PHF has two tiers for..

November 12, 2020

Copper Country restaurants are invited to help with Giving Tuesday



\Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is looking for restaurants within Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties to donate a percentage of their sales on Tuesday, December 1 to support the 18 non-profit organizations participating in PHF's..

November 2, 2020

Michigan Tech to Double Testing Capacity with Gift from PHF

Thanks to a gift from the Portage Health Foundation (PHF), the COVID-19 Testing Laboratory at Michigan Technological University will soon be able to process nearly twice as many tests in half the time and with less personnel.

PHF’s gift includes a..

October 29, 2020

November Mobile Food Pantry schedule includes two new partners

Events scheduled for Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon

The November Mobile Food Pantry schedule is set with events scheduled for the first three Thursdays of the month, including new locations in Houghton and Baraga counties.

  • Thursday, November 5, 2..

October 28, 2020

PHF’s Giving Tuesday to include 18 non-profits and up to a $200,000 match in 2020

$671,692 provided to non-profits during first three years

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce 18 local non-profit organizations are participating in its fourth annual Giving Tuesday program on December 1. This year will feature a..