Pilot Project Grants


Our Mini-Grants are now called Pilot Project Grants.  All applications must be submitted online (no hard copies).  Please click the button below to apply.


Superior Health Foundation provides funding in the form of pilot project grants for new organizations, new projects, and/or new programs designed to improve the health and well-being of the residents of the Upper Peninsula.

Pilot project grants must align with the mission of Superior Health Foundation. They are not intended simply as grants for relatively small dollar amounts, or grants to provide on-going operational support. They are intended to be used as seed money for start-uporganizations and projects, expansion of successful projects into new areas, proof of concept grants, or to prove ideas. Our goal is for families, neighbors and all residents of the Upper
Peninsula to work together to build healthier neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Who May Apply: Students, neighborhood groups, local clubs, non-profits; anyone within Upper Michigan who wishes to improve the health of UP residents. Students need an adult sponsor.

How to Apply: Complete the online pilot project grant application process. If the SHF Grants Committee determines that your application meets the criteria, it will contact you. Potential grantees may be asked to make a short 10-minute presentation to the committee.

Funding: Superior Health Foundation may provide up to $25,000 in funds from its annual budget (January 1 to December 31) for pilot project grants distribution, with a maximum grant amount of $2,500 that may be awarded for each pilot project grant.

Selection: Grants will be reviewed by the SHF Grants Committee on a monthly basis or as needed. Selection will be contingent upon funds available and how well proposals meet the criteria of benefiting the health of UP residents. A project budget must accompany the grant, and you must clearly indicate on the budget which specific line items you are asking SHF to fund with the pilot project grant.

Other factors which may be taken into consideration include:

  • Project is health-centered.
  • Project is new and creative.
  • Project may provide proof of concept for expansion going forward, and may provide a
    successful model for other organizations.
  • The number of people who will benefit by the project.

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