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PHF seeking applicants for $3,000 grant opportunities

March 14, 2022 | By Michael H. Babcock

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has released a request for proposals (RFP) focusing on small grants, with a maximum award for each applicant of $3,000. In total, $20,000 is available through the program. Grant applications are due April 8, 2022. 

NOTE: The deadline has passed for this grant opportunity.

Ahmeek VIllage Fire Department EquipmentThe RFP is open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or local unit of government domiciled in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon county. 

The intention of these grants is to support projects that will have an impact on community health and wellness while addressing the systemic health needs and risk factors of the broader community. Further, it is hoped and desired that proposals seeking funding will have identified key components to support sustainability and/or systems change to ensure ongoing delivery of services to meet community need.

This is the sixth time this RFP has been released. In the last cycle, Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Canal Run, Chassell Township, City of Hancock, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Village of Lake Linden, Ontonagon Community & School Recycling Initiative and Right Start Kids Academy were all awarded funds. 

PHF expects to award up to $20,000 total with a maximum award up to $3,000 per application. Applications are due on Friday, April 8, 2022. Grants will be awarded by May 6, 2022. Eligibility requirements and RFP details can be found at Interested parties can reach out to the PHF office by calling (906) 523-5920 or emailing

Michael H. Babcock

Michael H. Babcock