Superior Health Foundation accepting proposals for 2018 Proactive Grant

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for projects positioned to make an impact on improving substance use prevention and treatment throughout the entire Upper Peninsula.

“The Superior Health Foundation recognizes the myriad of issues relative to substance use and has made funding these issues a priority in 2017 and again in 2018,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. “We recently attended a 2018 UP Health Strategies Summit in Marquette that focused on opioids and addiction. The seriousness of this issue cannot be underscored enough. We must find innovative approaches to address substance use prevention, treatment, services and awareness for the entire Upper Peninsula.”

In 2017, SHF awarded more than $283,000 in substance use funding. In 2018, more than $300,000 in grant dollars will be available to help fight this epidemic.

Non-profit organizations that received grant funding in 2017 are welcome to submit second-year proposals if they can clearly demonstrate the need for additional funding.

The foundation will announce the award(s) at its Fall Grants Program, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

The SHF is actively seeking support from other funders to help leverage grant dollars.

“We’re very hopeful other U.P. and state funders will see the value in joining us to help find solutions to address complex substance use issues that are destroying lives and hurting families,” LaJoie said.

To submit an on-line application, visit the SHF home page at For more information, call 906-225-6914 or email