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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

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 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..

March 14, 2023

PHF Releases $2,500 Small Grant Opportunity

Deadline for nonprofits and governmental units to apply is April 14

Today Portage Health Foundation (PHF) announced the release of the 2023 Small Grants Program Request for Proposals (RFP). PHF expects to award up to $15,000 towards successful..

March 2, 2023

PODCAST: Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund with Amy Quinn from Grow and Lead

Nonprofit organizations in the U.P. now have another opportunity for funding with the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund. Amy Quinn joined us to talk about the opportunity, which ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations in Michigan...

February 28, 2023

Local Mental Health Crisis Calls for Local Solutions

PHF announces $100,000 RFP

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is announcing a new $100,000 request for proposal (RFP) titled Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Including Substance Use Disorders. The RFP is now open, and applications are due on May..