SHF, in partnership with the six health departments in the Upper Peninsula, is proud to launch its campaign to improve oral health for children
SHF seeking golf partner for 2015
Are you a non-profit with a health-centered mission? If so, the Superior Health Foundation is interested in partnering with you on an upcoming event.
The Superior Health Foundation annual fundraising golf event will be held this summer (time and date to be announced shortly) at the Red Fox Run Golf Course in Gwinn. Proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit SHF and a health-centered non-profit in the Upper Peninsula that’s carefully chosen by the SHF Special Events Committee and endorsed by the SHF Board of Directors. Read More…
SHF accepting health-centered grant applications for spring funding cycle
The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its spring 2015 grant cycle. SHF, a conversion foundation formed on Sept. 1, 2012 following the sale of Marquette General Foundation to for-profit health system Duke LifePoint, will award more than $320,000 in health-centered grants in 2015. Eligibility information and application forms are available on the SHF’s website at www.superiorhealthfoundation.org and at its office located at 121 N. Front St. in Marquette.
Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2015. The Superior Health Foundation’s Grants Committee will review the applications and will make its recommendations to the SHF Board of Directors at its March board meeting. At the time, the SHF Board of Directors will also vote on a proactive grant-giving project for 2015, of which more than $220,000 in funding will be directed to in the fall. In October, the Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $321,000 in its first grant cycle, with $195,000 (two-thirds) being distributed to four organizations to improve the Oral Health For Children across the Upper Peninsula.“We’re elated to provide invaluable health-centered funding to causes all across the Upper Peninsula,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. “We encourage health-centered organizations to submit proposals, which will be carefully reviewed and acted upon by the SHF Grants Committee.”
SHF’s mission is to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health. Its vision is to improve the health of the residents of the Upper Peninsula. For more information, contact the SHF at 906-225-6914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Policy (download)
Grant Application Form (download)
SHF thankful for donor support
To date (January 5, 2015), $20,246.89 has been raised!
GOLD ($1,000 or more)
Dr. Daniel and Constance Arnold, Marquette
Dr. Adam and Pat Brish, Marquette
Dr. Mike and Emily Coyne, Marquette
Judy Farrell, Marquette
Esther Kivisto, Marquette
Jim and Kim LaJoie, Negaunee
June Schaefer, Pelkie
Dr. Mark and Rene Himes, Negaunee
Dr. James and Kathleen Keplinger, Marquette
Dr. Catherine Kroll, Gwinn
John and Donna Marshall, Marquette
Dr. Tom and Sue Noren, Marquette
Dr. Larry and Missy Skendzel, Marquette
Dr. James Surrell, Newberry
John Whitney, Marquette
IRON ($249 and under)
Regina Bergh, Marquette
Peter and Lisa Domas, Detroit
Judy Fouts, Escanaba
Dr. Carl and Lynne Hammerstrom, Marquette
Gerald and Roberta Kolak, Marquette
Ernie LaJoie, Negaunee
Mitch and Laura Leckelt, Marquette
Kurt Menshing, Marquette
Jeff Glatus, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Bernadette Reider, Marquette
Barb Maszlewski, Marquette
Lois and Paul Michelin, Newberry
Ray’s Polish Fire Hot Sauce, Allouez
Dr. Richard and Beth Stanchina, Marquette
More than $321,000 awarded to health-centered organizations in first grant cycle.
Superior Health Foundation awards $321,000 in grant funding to organizations all across the U.P. on Monday evening. Improving Oral Health For Children receives 2/3 of funding, or $217,000! What a Superior night with Superior people!
2014 SHF Mini Grant Recipients
SHF Major Grant Recipients Gathers for a photo
Jim LaJoie, Executive Director of Superior Health foundation presents S.A.I.L’s Sarah Peura with a $30,000 grant. Dr. Terri Frankovich of the Marquette County Health Department offers her Thanks for receiving $195,000 for the UP Smiles Project, to improve oral health for children. Snap Shot of NMU Michigan Room and attendees.
A Map that shows the SHF’s reach in distributing mini grants across the Upper Peninsula!
SHF is Painting the Peninsula Pink!
A Night to Remember!
2014 SHF Annual Gala draws record crowd, memories to last a lifetime!
All net proceeds benefit Superior Health Foundation and our gala partner, Great Lakes Recovery Centers.
SHF Special Events Committee members Shawn Hautamaki, left, and Pam Roose selling the Gift Boxes, which proved to be a big hit since they sold out!
SHF Executive Director Jim LaJoie at the podium
Billy Joel, all the way from Allenton (actually, Pittsburgh, but it’s close enough)
Elton John impersonator was our Rocket Man!
GLRC Executive Director Greg Toutant, hanging out with Elton
Funding available for Breast Health Patients.
Superior Health Foundation, U.P. health departments launch U.P. Breast Health Fund
Press event at Marquette County Health Department details U.P.-wide Breast Health Fund and how patients can apply for funding.
Nabil Reyes of Calumet, awaiting his appointment at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
The Superior Health Foundation, in cooperation with U.P. Run For Life, has established a “Run For Life Organ Donation Fund” to assist qualifying organ transplant patients and organ donors in the Upper Peninsula with out-of-pocket expenses. Read More…
SHF presents gala proceeds money to GLRC:
Representatives from the Superior Health Foundation and Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) gather in the GLRC administrative office in Ishpeming for a check presentation. The Superior Health Foundation proudly presented GLRC a check for $25,928.50, representing half of the net proceeds raised at the 2014 SHF Annual Gala in early October. SHF and GLRC partnered on the event. GLRC will use its portion of the proceeds to develop an ambulatory (social) detoxification program in Marquette County as well as strengthening current detox programming in Sault Ste. Marie. Pictured, from left, are Greg Toutant, executive director of GLRC; Jamie Tomczyk and Pam Roose, members of the Gala Committee; Ray Amtmann, president of the GLRC Board of Directors; Joan Haara, a member of the Gala Committee; Dan Arnold, MD, president of the SHF Board of Directors; Shelby Bischoff, chair of the Gala Committee and secretary/treasurer of the SHF Board of Directors; Andrew Chosa, foundation coordinator for GLRC; Sheri Davie, a member of the Gala Committee and SHF Board of Directors; and Jim LaJoie, executive director of the SHF. The SHF is currently seeking a partner for the 2015 Annual Gala. Those interested are encouraged to visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org to apply.
SHF awards mini-grant funding to:
The Superior Health Foundation presented a mini-grant for $2,500 to the Marquette Care Clinic to support the funding for training and educational materials for the “Tranquil Tears” Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement/Grief program at both of its locations. Pictured, from left, are Bruce Seely, PhD and Dr. Dan Arnold of the SHF Board of Directors; Jocelyn Jonas, nurse manager at the Care Clinic who received the specialized training; Carolyn Severson and Sheri Davie of the SHF Board of Directors; Jim LaJoie, executive director of the SHF; and Cindy Asher, Executive Director of the Marquette Care Clinic. Since January 1, the Superior Health Foundation has provided $26,487.90 in health-centered, mini-grant funding for health-centered projects all across the Upper Peninsula. To learn more and apply for mini-grant funding, visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org or call 906-225-6914.
The Superior Health Foundation has awarded $400 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc. and $500 to the Michigan State Police – Iron Mountain. The BBBS grant will be used to provide six sessions of swimming lessons to 10 Littles through Northern Michigan University this summer. In addition to learning about safety, the children will be learning that swimming is a healthy and fun exercise that can be enjoyed for many years. The MSP – Iron Mountain grant money will be used to purchase a number of mobile first responder life-saving kits to be assigned to troopers in Iron and Dickinson Counties. Each kit contains a items designed for emergency trauma aid. Since January, SHF has provided nearly $17,000 in mini-grant funding, with an additional $17,500 available from July through December. Pictured, from left, are John Marshall and Shelby Bischoff, SHF Board of Directors; Laura Jarvi, SHF; Dr. Bruce Seely, SHF Board of Directors; Jim LaJoie, SHF executive director; Carolyn Severson, SHF Board of Directors; Lieutenant Christine Grabowski of the Michigan State Police – Iron Mountain; Jayne Letts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc., and Bill Verrette and Sheri Davie, SHF Board of Directors. If interested in submitting a mini-grant for health-centered projects, visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org.
Superior Health Foundation supports U.P. Children’s Museum, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and OSF
The Superior Health Foundation Board of Directors approved three mini-grants at its May meeting. The SHF provided $2,450 in funding to the U.P. Children’s Museum in Marquette to sponsor enhancement with the Big Head, which is one element of a whole body exhibit. The $2,450 will upgrade the head to include workable eyes, well defined teeth and muscle structure while adding a host of educational components through written signs and sounds. It also awarded $1,000 in funding to the United Dairy Industry of Michigan/Jilbert Dairy to purchase healthy snacks for the upcoming “Fuel U.P. In the Dome” event in the Superior Dome in Marquette.