Give to SHF

Why does your gift matter?

The fact that you’re considering a gift to the Superior Health Foundation means that you believe in our cause, our mission to improve the health of people in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our mission is “to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health. 

As the SHF increases its reach to include the entire Upper Peninsula, your gift will be used to help our team carry out the SHF mission by facilitating the connection of your gift to those in need.  Your gift changes lives and when we change lives, we all share in the joy. You can also give in honor or in memory of a loved one.

What Programs Can I Support?

Breast Health Fund

which provides charitable funding/financial support to help minimize the out-of-pocket expenses for those who most need charitable support, for breast-care related bills, biopsies, procedures and ultrasound tests.

Indigent Care Fund

which provides funding to non-profit organizations across the Upper Peninsula that provide funding to meet the needs of the indigent care population.

Run for Life Organ Donation Fund

which assists organ transplant patients with medical costs, prescription and mileage expenses, as well as assist potential organ donors with travel expenses. All monies stay in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Pilot Project Grants

which provide up to $2,500 in funding to start-up and seed projects. Your gift will be added to the existing yearly allotment of $25,000 to award mini-grants to support health-centered causes all across the Upper Peninsula.

Equipment Grants

provides funding in the form of equipment grants for the purchase of sustainable, health-related equipment to benefit the health and well-being of the residents of the Upper Peninsula.

More Giving Options

Give Monthly

Want to support the Superior Health Foundation monthly? You can simply bill your credit/debit card every month, by selecting how often you would like to give, once-a-month, quarterly, etc, or you can set up an automatic bank draft. To set up an automatic bank draft, you can simply call the Superior Health Foundation at 225-6914 or call your bank and they can set it up for you. We can also send you monthly remittance envelopes if you prefer to give by check. The Superior Health Foundation appreciates our monthly givers since it allows us to better plan for our granting future and build upon the lives we are changing. Your gift helps us go from good to great.

Planned Giving

The Superior Health Foundation values the charitable support of people just like you. Planned gifts are an important part of gift giving. Gifts to the Superior Health Foundation go directly back into our endowment, which in turn will provide grant funding to many health initiatives all across the Upper Peninsula.

We’re grateful for the wonderful response to the Foundation’s efforts to enhance the impact of philanthropy. We’re hopeful our donors will discover the benefits of supporting the Superior Health Foundation through their estate plans.

These donations (often called planned gifts) can offer many advantages:

  • Reduce or avoid your capital gains tax
  • Provide you or a loved one income for life
  • Allow you to make a much larger gift than you thought possible
  • Reduce your estate taxes
  • Create an income tax deduction for you

If you’re interested in considering an estate gift to the Superior Health Foundation, we can provide simple to understand information on some of the most popular methods. We’d be happy to provide you simple, easy-to-read information that explains how simple a planned gift is.

Five of the most popular and effective methods of creating a planned gift are: will or trusts; life insurance; stock gifts; charitable gift annuities; and charitable remainder trusts.

The Superior Health Foundation is available to discuss with you and your financial advisor the many personal and financial benefits of charitable giving. Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, is happy to guide donors through the gift-giving process, with the goal of creating a life-fulfilling experience to benefit you and the entire U.P.

For more information, contact the Superior Health Foundation at 906-225-6914. We can be reached by email at To arrange a personal, confidential meeting with Jim, email him at or call 906-225-3431.

Give a Gift by Check or Money Order

Simply send a tax-deductible gift to 

Superior Health Foundation
121 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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