Superior Health Foundation

Proactive Grant Giving

Superior Health Foundation releases Request for Information (RFI) for 2019 Proactive Grant Focus: Medical Transportation in the Upper Peninsula

Application deadline:  5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is pleased to launch its 2019 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 medical transportation services throughout the 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 grant assistance to organizations addressing healthcare needs through innovative solutions which impact the entire Upper Peninsula.

“Addressing medical transportation has long been in the minds of the SHF staff and directors. Assuring patients and their families have adequate, affordable transportation to get to their appointments is vitally important,” LaJoie added. “We’re optimistic that, with SHF funding and other funding partners, we will have the capacity to provide evidence-based transportation solutions across the region.      

In 2019, SHF will award approximately $340,000 to an organization, or a collaborative group of organizations, for innovative approaches that leverage the foundation’s funding to make substantial progress in addressing medical transportation. These monies will also be available in 2020 to make a substantial impact in addressing medical transportation.   

After the responses to the RFI are received, the foundation will convene a roundtable meeting on June 6, 2019, in Marquette to help target the (Request for Proposal) RFP for the grant award.  The anticipated timing for the RFP release is June 28, with an award decision in late August.  SHF provides special consideration to those organizations which complete the RFI process.

To submit a response to the RFI, complete the online form or stop in to the SHF office, located at 121 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855 to pick up a paper form.

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