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Superior Health Foundation releases Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2016 Proactive Grant Focus: Improving pediatric/childhood obesity awareness and services in the U.P.

Application deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016 5:00 p.m.

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is pleased to launch its 2016 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects positioned to make an impact on improving pediatric/childhood obesity awareness and services in the entire Upper Peninsula.
“The Superior Health Foundation recognizes pediatric obesity as being a health concern to many,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. “In talking to many healthcare experts across the region, we’ve come to realize more and more the seriousness of this issue. We’re pleased to be in position to look for solutions to address pediatric obesity.”
The foundation recently completed its RFI (Request for Information) to gather basic information on as many organizations as possible working on pediatric obesity awareness and services throughout the U.P.
“We’ve received much feedback on this initiative,” LaJoie added. “Earlier this month, we hosted a roundtable in Marquette and more than 30 health professionals from across the U.P. attended and were actively engaged in a peer-to-peer analysis of needs and opportunities facing the U.P. as a whole.”
After the responses to the RFP are received, the foundation will announce the award(s) at its Fall Grants Program, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20. The Foundation will award nearly $250,000 in proactive grant funding. In addition, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan is providing $50,000 in matching dollars, bringing the total grant dollars to nearly $300,000.

Click here to download: Pediatric Obesity Request for Proposals – Grant Application

Or submit your application online.

For release:  April 8, 2016

Contact: Jim LaJoie, Executive Director – JLajoie@superiorhealthfoundation.org or (906) 225-3431

 Superior Health Foundation releases Request for Information (RFI) for 2016 Proactive Grant Focus:  Pediatric Obesity in the Upper Peninsula

Application deadline:  4 p.m. Friday, May 13

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is pleased to launch its 2016 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to gather criteria about organizations with the capacity and vision to make an impact on improving pediatric/childhood obesity awareness and/or services throughout the entire Upper Peninsula.

“The Superior Health Foundation continues to lay the groundwork as an effective, empowering U.P. – wide philanthropic foundation with a health-centered focus,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation.

“Our board of directors is very engaged in the process of making sure the foundation fosters collaboration and focuses financial assistance to organizations addressing healthcare needs through innovative solutions which impact the entire Upper Peninsula.”

In 2016, SHF will award approximately $250,000 to an organization, or a collaborative group of organizations, for innovative approaches which leverage the foundation’s funding to make substantial progress in addressing pediatric obesity services and awareness for the entire Upper Peninsula.

After the responses to the RFI are received, the foundation will convene a roundtable meeting on June 1, 2016, in Marquette to help target the (Request for Proposal) RFP for the grant award.  The anticipated timing for the RFP release is late June, with an award decision in late August.  In order to be eligible to respond to the RFP for the grant award, an organization must first send a response to the RFI by the deadline of May 13, 2015. 

To submit a response to the RFI, visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org or stop in to the SHF office, located at 121 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855.

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Request for Information (RFI)

Background

Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is focusing efforts on improving pediatric/childhood obesity awareness and/or services throughout the entire Upper Peninsula region through this year’s proactive grants program.

In 2016, SHF will award approximately $250,000 to an organization, or a collaborative group of organizations, for innovative approaches which leverage the foundation’s funding to make substantial progress in addressing pediatric obesity services and awareness for the entire Upper Peninsula.

This Request for Information (RFI) will help SHF determine organizations with the capacity and focus appropriate for the level and reach we are planning to achieve with these funds.

Please fill out the following online form to submit your responses by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 13, 2016. If you prefer a hard copy form, please call Leah Berthiaume at the SHF office: (906) 225-6914 or print the form from this website and mail or fax to:

Superior Health Foundation 121 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855 Phone: 906-225-6914 Fax: 906-225-6916

All mailed or faxed responses must be received at the SHF office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Key dates for the 2016 Proactive Grant Giving process

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When the grants committee has reviewed all responses to this RFI, you will be contacted via the contact information you provide to let you know if you will be invited to participate in a round table meeting on June 1, 2016 and subsequently submit a full proposal.

The RFP (Request for Proposals) will be developed after the round table meeting and released on or about June 20, 2016, with the award(s) to be made at the Superior Health Foundation’s Fall Grant Awards Celebration on October 20, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here for: RFI Proactive Grants form 2016