SHF accepting grant proposals

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for the Indigent Care Fund.

At its July board meeting, the SHF Board of Directors voted to expend $25,000 in SHF dollars to “kick start” the Indigent Care Fund.

SHF will provide grants to health-centered, nonprofit organizations across the Upper Peninsula that have indigent care needs. The maximum grant award will be $5,000.

The mission of the Indigent Care Fund is to provide for otherwise unmet medical needs of the indigent residents of the Upper Peninsula.

Grants will not be made to individuals. Rather, grants will be awarded to tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other public health agencies eligible to receive disbursements from the Foundation in compliance with 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are restricted to those residents whose adjusted gross income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level for the resident’s family size.

“Earlier this spring, the Superior Health Foundation was the proud recipient of $1.2 million in funding from the former Medical Care Access Coalition,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, in a news release. “We’re honored to accept and steward these dollars. The funds have been invested in the market, with investment earnings to provide grant funding in future years.

The foundation will announce the recipients at its Fall Grants Program, scheduled for Oct. 24, at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

To submit an online application, visit the SHF home page at www.superiorhealthfoundation.org. For more information, call 906-225-3431 or email shf@superiorhealthfoundation.org.