Superior Health Foundation a great community partner

In case you missed it, Superior Health Foundation was back at it this week, awarding more than $107,000 in health-centered grants at its Spring Grants Celebration, which was sponsored by 44North.

SHF awarded $107,329.53 at the celebration, some $82,138.83 being dispersed in large grants to eight organizations across the Upper Peninsula.

“The Superior Health Foundation is honored to award large grant funding to eight very deserving organizations across the region,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the SHF in a news release. “The grants committee does an incredible job of funding projects that align with our mission.”

In addition, at the celebration, the SHF also awarded $15,190.70 in mini-grants to U.P.-wide organizations from October 2018 through March 2019, along with $10,000 in Indigent Care funding.

All in all, through six-plus years of existence, the foundation has given nearly $2.3 million to help improve the health of U.P. residents.

It might be easy to take this effort for granted, but we should not. This work is making a substantial difference in the lives of many.

The organizations receiving large grant funding Wednesday evening: were U.P. Children’s Therapy of Marquette; Munising Memorial Hospital; Gogebic Range Health Foundation; Lake Superior Hospice; Helen Newberry Joy Hospital; Cedar Tree Institute; Michigan State University-Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, which has campuses in Escanaba and Marquette; and Northern Michigan University.

In addition, Indigent Care funding was given to Cancer Care of Marquette County and Great Lake Recovery Centers.


SHF’s mission is “to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health throughout the Upper Peninsula.”

We thank this organization for all that it does for Yoopers. To learn more, visit www.superiorhealthfoundation.org.