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WESTERN MARQUETTE COUNTY HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS FALL GRANTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3Ishpeming, MI – On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Western Marquette County Health Foundation (WMCHF) will have their fall grant ceremony from 12:00-12:30 in the Foundation office (910 US Highway 41 West in Ishpeming).

WMCHF funded $ in the competitive fall grant cycle and $ in the municipalities grant cycle. The successful recipients are:

Lake Superior Hospice- $1,000: Funding will assist with the purchase of in-home safety and monitoring devices, and staff/volunteer equipment for monitoring patient vitals and assisting with patient personal care.

Superior Shore Systems, INC.- $2,000: Funding will assist with the continuation of the Feeding America Mobile Food Truck coming to the West End to distribute fresh food to those in need.

Partridge Creek Farm- $2,200: Funding will assist with enhancing the ongoing microgreens and seed start programs within Ishpeming Public Schools.

Big Brothers Big Sisters- $2,500: Funding will assist with matching adults (Bigs) to children in need of mentors (Littles) in the West End.

Negaunee Disc Golf- $2,500: Funding will assist with the purchase of equipment towards the new course in Negaunee’s “Old Town.”

Great Lakes Recovery Center- $2,665: Funding will help support the organization’s Assisted Psychotherapy conference and training for Equine Therapy.

City of Negaunee (Municipalities)- $6,751.60: Funding will assist with the purchase and installation of updated basketball hoops located in several Negaunee Park areas.

In addition to these grants, the WMCHF received two requests for sponsorship. The successful recipients are:

YMCA of Marquette County- $500: Funding will cover the cost of the Y’s New Year’s Event, to take place at their West End facility in Negaunee, focusing on youth health and wellness in Marquette County.

Ishpeming Public Schools- $595: Funding will cover the cost of a Zumba class, which will serve as an alternative for those who would prefer not to take the traditional Physical Education class.

To learn more about the grant making policy, procedure and applications, please go to cktfqwg5-liquidwebsites.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at (906) 486-1111 or by email wmchfmanager@gmail.com.

Wellness Partnership with West End School Districts

Ishpeming- MI – On Monday, July 17, 2017 the Western Marquette County Health Foundation (WMCHF) will have a check presentation and ceremony from 12:00-12:30 in the Foundation office (910 Us Highway 41 West in Ishpeming). WMCHF is pleased to announce their continued partnership with School Districts: Ishpeming Public Schools, Negaunee Public Schools, NICE Community School District and Republic/Michigamme School District. This partnership provides $12,500 to each school district in funding for health-related programs. This partnership has become an ongoing annual funding opportunity for the Schools Districts. The funding provides the following (but not limited to): counseling services, health support, nursing, wellness education, and much more.

To learn more about the grant making policy, procedure and applications, please go to cktfqwg5-liquidwebsites.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at (906) 486-1111 or by email ginccdirector@gmail.com.

“Dedicated to providing funding for health and wellness solutions for the communities within Western Marquette County.”

 

 

 
 

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