Superior Health Foundation

Category: Grants


The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its fall 2020 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $50,000 in grants during the fall cycle. Eligibility information and on-line application forms are available on the SHF’s website at www.superiorhealthfoundation.org.  Applications will be accepted from July 1 through Aug. 3, Read more…


Superior Health Foundation grant applications for the fall grants cycle will be accepted from July 1-Aug. 1. Information will be forthcoming later in June on  subtle changes made to the grant process. For more information, contact Grant Coordinator Laura Jarvi at ljarvi@superiorhealthfoundation.org.


COVID-19 Pandemic prompts SHF to tweak granting guidelines, help health-centered non-profits The Superior Health Foundation, a non-profit, health-centered organization based in Marquette, has announced that it is implementing immediate changes to its grant-giving practices to address the COVID-19 Pandemic. At its most recent meeting, the SHF Grants Committee discussed in great Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation awarded the YMCA of Marquette County a $1,000 grant to purchase cleaning supplies for sanitation to help it reopen. Well, that reopening happened earlier this week. And we, like many others, are excited to see the Y back in business. We wish Jenna Zdunek and the Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation awarded nearly $124,000 in health-centered grant funding this spring.  The Superior Health Foundation awarded $123,636.51, with $96,261.07 being dispersed in spring grants to nine organizations across the Upper Peninsula.   In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the need for social isolation, SHF did not hold a Read more…


In response to an overwhelming need on the part of health-centered, non-profit organizations across the Upper Peninsula, the Superior Health Foundation is funneling additional dollars into the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.  Today, the SHF Board of Directors unanimously agreed to shift an additional $15,000 into the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.  Two weeks Read more…


Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to provide funding to public schools in the U.P. to assure lunches are available. BCBS and SHF each committed $12,500 in funding to the project. We’re pleased to report that dozens of school districts across Read more…


To immediately help address the many emergent equipment and programming needs of health-centered, non-profits in the Upper Peninsula, the Superior Health Foundation has developed the “Covid-19 Pandemic Fund and Fundraiser.”  Over the weekend, the Superior Health Foundation Grants Committee and SHF Board of Directors unanimously agreed to dedicate $25,000 in Read more…


In rapid response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its effects on school-age children in the Upper Peninsula, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is committing philanthropic dollars to the Upper Peninsula to provide funding to public schools to ensure lunches are available.  Blue Cross is committing $12,500 in its Read more…

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SHF Covid-19 Grant at Work!

Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.
We're happy to support!
Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding. Simply visit our website at superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.
Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Covid-19 Funding at Work!

The Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice to help pay for its Zoom healthcare license. This allowed LSLC & Hospice the ability to provide telehealth services for its hospice patients and Adult Day Service caregivers and participants.
To date, the SHF has provided nearly $35,000 in funding to 39 non-profit and service organizations across the Upper Peninsula.
Funding dollars remain in the SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Fund. To apply for funding or to give a charitable gift to help support the fund, simply visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button.
Thank you for your support!
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SHF Grant at Work!

In May 2019, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,849 mini-grant to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for its “Don’t Laugh at Me” program.
The "Don't Laugh at Me" playwright and performance initiative is a student-driven, anti-bullying program. Its creation was inspired by Peter Yarrow's Operation Respect April 2018 performance at the Ironwood Theatre for area school children. When the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC) started work on the anti-bullying project in June, the intention was to create original scripts addressing bullying.
Several teen members spoke about the pervasiveness of bullying in schools and their desire to make a difference. They wanted the teen members of ASDC to determine the direction of the project, and they have.
The project has evolved with the input of the 25 6th to 12th graders of ASDC. An unanticipated result of the original proposal and SHF mini-grant is the ownership of the initiative shown by ASDC teens. They are speaking out about bullying, and they have expanded on the original idea of a one-time presentation of short, one-act plays. The plan is to have multiple performances of alternative fairy tales followed by a large-scale production of "Shrek the Musical."