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February 5, 2020

PHF releases small grants opportunity

PHF Logo Light Blue BackgroundPortage 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 provides a great opportunity for some of the smaller requests,” Grants Coordinator Mary Jo Munch said.

This is the fourth time this RFP has been released, and this year the maximum award was increased by 50 percent to allow organizations to accomplish more. The RFP is open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or local unit of government domiciled in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon county.

The intention of these grants is to support projects that will have an impact on community health and wellness while addressing the systemic health needs and risk factors of the broader community. Further, it is hoped and desired that proposals seeking funding will have identified key components to support sustainability and/or systems change to ensure ongoing delivery of services to meet community need.

Ten total grants have been handed out through this RFP to date. In the last cycle, Dan Schmitt Gift of Music & Education Fund, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Keweenaw Little League, Lake Linden-Hubbell School District and the Superior Child Abuse Prevention Council were all awarded funds to introduce new programming for local youth and parents.

PHF expects to award up to $21,000 in total with a maximum award up to $3,000 per application. Applications are due by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Eligibility requirements and RFP details can be found at on the Grant Requests page. Interested parties can reach out to the PHF office by calling (906) 523-5920 or emailing