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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

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.

NOTE: The deadline for this RFP has passed. 


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..

November 22, 2022

Podcast: A new location and a mighty match to inspire #GivingTuesday donors

In this episode of the PHF Podcast we continue previewing #GivingTuesday by interviewing two of the 26 amazing nonprofit organizations who are seeking donations this year. Portage Health Foundation is matching $200,000 once again this year and..

November 15, 2022

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla fundraiser set for December 8

Network, bid and help raise funds for local scholarships

Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, December 8, 2022 for the eighth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! There will also be an online auction that can be accessed..

November 14, 2022

Creating Safe Space for Domestic Violence Victims with #GivingTuesday

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home (BKG) has been a #GivingTuesday partner for the last five years with Portage Health Foundation (PHF) raising $143,142.87 that goes for direct services to help domestic violence victims. The services provided..