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SHF accepting mini-grant proposals, equipment fund established

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For 2015, the Superior Health Foundation is again accepting mini-grant applications to help provide funding for small, innovative health-centered projects within the Upper Peninsula. Students, neighborhood groups, local clubs, non-profits, and anyone within the Upper Peninsula who wishes to improve the quality of life in their community are encouraged to apply. Students need an adult […]

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Superior Health Foundation seeking golf partner for 2015

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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 […]

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Superior Health Foundation accepting grant proposals to improve children’s oral health

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The Superior Health Foundation is pleased to announce it is now accepting grant proposals to improve oral health for children across the Upper Peninsula. In May, the Superior Health Foundation hosted an Upper Peninsula Children’s Oral Health Summit in Marquette. More than 60 people, including many dental health professionals from across the U.P., provided insight […]

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SHF Organ Donation Fund helps Calumet resident

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CALUMET – No one has to tell Nabil Reyes of Calumet the importance of the Organ Donation Fund offered through the Superior Health Foundation. Recently, the 33-year-old kidney transplant patient needed to travel to the University of Wisconsin in Madison to meet with the transplant team to be considered for a new kidney. A native […]

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SHF begins accepting health-centered grant applications for first funding cycle

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APPLICATION DEADLINE OF JULY 1 HAS NOW EXPIRED The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its full grant cycle, which begins in the Fall 2014. 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 health-centered grant funding […]

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Superior Health Foundation supports U.P. Children’s Museum, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and OSF

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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 […]

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SHF supports Heritage Hills Horseback Riding

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Joni Gleason, second from left, of Heritage Hills Horseback Riding in Ishpeming, accepts a mini-grant for $1,650 from the Superior Health Foundation to pay for a three-day, Part 1 certification training course in Chicago under the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning model (EAGALA). Gleason and Susan LaFreniere, far left, ACSW, CGP, have teamed up to […]

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Superior Health Foundation supports 5 causes with mini-grants

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The Superior Health Foundation is pleased to announce that four health-centered organizations from across the region are the recipients of more than $7,300 in mini-grant monies awarded in January. “We’re very pleased to get our mini grants up in running, but we’re even more pleased to put dollars into the hands of organizations that need […]

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Superior Health Foundation grants to DCHS Diabetes Clinic

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The Superior Health Foundation has awarded a $500 mini-grant to the Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) Diabetes Clinic to help provide diabetes education to people of all ages throughout Dickinson-Iron Counties. It will also be used for education for participants who have pre-diabetes, of which there is currently no reimbursement for this diagnosis. SHF presented […]

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Superior Health Foundation awards mini grant to Omega House

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The Superior Health Foundation has awarded $1,000 to the Omega House in Houghton to be used for the Teen Retreat – Healthy Coping with Change and Loss,” a one-day retreat geared toward kids who have experienced the loss of loved ones in their lives. The gift will serve as a sponsorship to cover the fees […]

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