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 sponsor.

The SHF may provide up to $25,000 in funds from its grants budget for distribution, with the maximum grant amount to be awarded being $2,500. Selection will be contingent upon funds available and how well proposals meet the criteria of benefiting the broader region. Mini grants are accepted through the year and are awarded monthly.

New in 2015, SHF has set aside an additional $10,000 in its annual grants budget to provide funding for health-centered equipment purchases of $2,500 or less.

“The Superior Health Foundation Grants Committee, after reviewing a number of mini-grant applications in 2014, recognized a real need for equipment purchases that align with our mission,” said SHF Executive Director Jim LaJoie. “The SHF Board of Directors acted upon and approved the committee’s recommendation.”

Mini-grants need to be used for charitable health-centered purposes and be consistent with SHF’s mission, LaJoie said, which is “to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health.”

Other factors which may be taken into consideration include: if the project is health-centered; if the project is new and creative; if the project has visible and lasting benefits for the region; the number of citizens benefited by the project; and the amount of support the project has from other businesses, groups or individuals.

Information and application forms can be found on the Superior Health Foundation website home page at Applications can be filled out on-line or printed and sent/faxed (906-225-6916) to the SHF.

If mailed, send to Superior Health Foundation, 121 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855. For more information, contact the Superior Health Foundation at 906-225-6914 or email

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