Community Impact

West End Health Foundation Grantmaking: 2014-2022

The West End Health Foundation has been providing funding for programs and capital upgrades across the West End of Marquette County since 2014. During these 7+ years the foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in funding to more than 60 organizations. These funds have helped local governments, schools, and non-profits complete projects and improve their capacities, all working toward the goal of improving the health and wellness of West End residents.

Special Initiatives

Some of these projects have been special endeavors supported by the board of directors, outside the regular course of the foundation’s annual grant funding cycles. They include:

UP Children’s Therapy
Sideline Athletic Training Services – $22,500

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
UP Research Initiative – $15,000

Superior Health Foundation
Non-Emergency Transport Initiative – $15,000

Northern Michigan University
Behavioral Education, Assessment and Research Program – $114,350

BCBS Foundation & Negaunee Public Schools
Capturing Kids Hearts Program – $25,000

Food Insecurity Initiative with the
Superior Health Foundation – $25,000

The following page lists all our capital, program, and proactive grants
awarded since we started grantmaking in 2014.

Capital, Program, & Proactive Grants

2021 Total Grants: $140,000

Spring Grants
Bay Cliff Health Camp – ADA Compliant Doors Project $5,000
City of Negaunee – Teal Lake Beach Expansion $5,000
Community Foundation of Marquette County – AEDs to West End First Responders $5,138
Ishpeming Rotary Club – Teal Lake Dock and Kayak Launch $7,500
Kiwanis Club of Ishpeming – Lake Bancroft Playground Project $2,500
Michigamme Township/DDA – Exercise Equipment $2,362
UP Disc Golf Association – Tee Pads for Al Quaal Disc GC $2,500
Ishpeming School District – School Wellness $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness $12,500
R-M School District – School Wellness $12,500
Little Brothers Friends of The Elderly – Firewood Assistance Feasibility $1,500
Greater Ishpeming Commission of Aging – Senior Center Programming $10,000
Negaunee Senior Center – Adventures in Outreach $7,500
Cedar Tree Institute – Senior Mind Body Workshops $6,000
Trillium House – Patient Services $5,000

Fall Grants
Cancer Care of Mqt. County – Patient Services $10,000
Feeding America West MI – Mobile Food Truck in Ishpeming $6,400
Alzheimer’s Association – Patient Services $3,000
Courage, Inc. – Ice Fishing Outings $2,500
UP Luge Club – Luging Clinics $2,150
Superior Shores Systems – Mobile Food Pantries $2,000
Girl Scouts of NW Great Lakes – Scout Scholarships $1,750
YMCA of Marquette County – Y is Medicine $1,200
Iron Range Hockey Association – Hockey Skills Training $1,000

2021 Total: 25 Grants, $140,000

2020 Total Grants: $126,402

Spring Grants
Bay Cliff Health Camp – Shady Nook Reconstruction $8,500
City of Negaunee – Ann St. Park Basketball Courts $6,752
Ishpeming Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
Ishpeming Ski Club – Norman Juhola Trail Maint. $10,000
Just Believe – Sunscreen Dispensers $1,000
Little Friends – Bike Carousel Playground $2,000
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness $12,500
R-M School District – School Wellness $12,500
Trillium House – Bed Replacement Project $2,000
UP Luge Association – Lucy Hill Equipment $6,250

Fall Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Big Book Club $1,350
Cancer Care of Mqt. County – Cancer Patients Support $3,900
Caregiver’s Incentive Project – Caregiver Academy $7,500
Community Education – Beyond 26 Adult Ed. Program $6,000
Feeding America West MI – Mobile Food Pantries $6,400
Girl Scouts of NW Great Lakes – GS Leadership Experience $1,750
Goodwill Industries – UP Recreation Camp $3,500
Hope Free Lutheran Church – Community Food Security $1,500
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – ACES in Marquette County $2,000
Partridge Creek Farm – Farm to School Expansion $2,000
Start The Cycle – Winter Season Support $2,000
Superior Shores System – Mobile Food Pantry $2,000

2020 Total: 23 Grants, $126,402

2019 Total Grants: $117,000

Spring Grants
Alzheimer’s Association – Education & Recruitment $2,000
Bay Cliff Health Camp – Camper Support $2,000
Beacon House – Operation Overnight-West End $1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters – West End Site Based + Mentoring $1,500
Camp Star – Summer Camper Scholarships $1,000
Courage, Inc. – UTV Purchase $2,200
Dial Help – West Marquette County Support $4,000
Girl Scouts of NW Great Lakes – Waterfront Safety Program $1,000
Community Education – Adult Education Continuation $4,000
Ishpeming Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – Athletic Training $7,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – Nature Trail $1,500
Partridge Creek Farm – Summer Growing Season & Orchard $5,000
R-M School District – School Wellness $12,500
Superior String Alliance – EPI Pen Program $800
UP Bras That Fit – Western Mqt County Support $2,000
UP Children’s Therapy – Summer Speech Camp $1,500

Fall Grants
Anna Sun Foundation – Mind Body Integration Program $1,650
Cancer Care of Mqt. County – Cancer Patient Assistance Fund $5,000
Feeding America West MI – Food Trucks in Ishpeming $2,000
Girl Scouts of NW Great Lakes – Leadership Experience $1,750
Girls On The Run – 21 Teams 21 $1,500
Ishpeming Ski Club – Ski Jumping Equipment $6,000
Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice – Western Mqt County Outreach $2,100
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – ACES Advocacy and Coordination $4,000
NMU Public TV 13 – Blood Sugar Rising $2,500
Superior Shores Systems – Feeding America Food Truck $2,000
Trillium House – Care Fund for West End Residents $1,500

2019 Total: 30 Grants, $117,000

2018 Total Grants: $119,413

Spring Grants
906 Adventure Team – Expand West End Program $3,500
Cancer Care of Mqt. County –  Cancer Patient Medical Needs $3,000
Community Education Division – Adult Basic Education $3,348
Girl Scouts of the NW Great Lakes – AED for Camp Facility $1,815
Ishpeming Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
Ishpeming Public Schools – Athletic Training $7,500
Negaunee Boy Scout Troup 346 – Health & Wellness Symposium $1,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – Athletic Training $7,500
RAMBA – Materials for Bike Skiils Trail $2,300
R-M School District – School Wellness $12,500
Start The Cycle – 5 Bike Purchases $1,575
Superior Alliance for Independent Living – UP VETS $2,500
Area Health Education Center – West End Dental Day $5,000
UP Sports Training Camp – Camper Scholarships $2,000

Fall Grants
Girls On The Run (GOTR) – Scholarships for Girls $2,100
Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Maple Sugar Shack $6,000
Ishpeming Township – FitCore Extreme Structures $10,000
Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice – Volunteer Recruitment $4,025
Room At The Inn – Warming Center Support $3,750
Superior Shores Systems – Feeding America Truck $2,000

2018 Total: 22 Grants, $119,413

2017 Total Grants: $104,923

Spring Grants
Alzheimer’s Association – Patient Scholarships $5,000
Cancer Care of Mqt. County – Patient Scholarships $3,000
City of Ishpeming – Foot Trail Link $10,000
Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Medical Assistance Clinic $9,854
Ishpeming Township – Zero Gravity Swings $2,500
Just Believe – School Skin Cancer Awareness $1,000
Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice – Marketing for Scholarships $1,640
NICE Community Schools – Farm to Table $2,312

Summer Grants
Ishpeming Public Schools –  School Wellness $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness $12,500
R-M School District – School Wellness $12,500

Fall Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Matching Bigs with Littles $2,500
City of Negaunee – Basketball Hoops $6,752
Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Equine Training $2,665
Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice – Equipment $1,000
Negaunee Disc Golf – Equipment $2,500
Partridge Creek Farm – Microseeds $2,200
Superior Shore Systems – Feeding America Mobile Truck $2,000

2017 Total: 19 Grants, $104,923

 

2016 Total Grants: $105,778

Spring Grants
Alzheimer’s Association – Patient Scholarships: $5,000
Bell Auxiliary: $1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Dude Power West: $5,000
Cancer Care of Mqt County – Patient Scholarships: $1,000
Head Start – Student Support: $2,500
Partridge Creek Farm – General Support: $5,000
Teaching Family Homes – Ropes Course: $1,500

Summer Grants

Do It For Daniel – Film Showing: $1,500
Ishpeming Public Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
R-M School District – School Wellness: $12,500
Trillium House – Building Campaign: $5,000

Fall Grants
Area Health Education Center – Dental Health Day: $7,500
Cancer Care of Mqt County – Patient Scholarships: $2,500
Care Clinic – Learn to Earn: $1,100
Great Lakes Recovery Centers: $4,818
Michigamme Fitness Center – Fitness Equipment: $2,860
NICE Community Schools – Balance Ball Chairs: $1,400
RAMBA – Signage $10,000

2016 Total: 20 Grants, $105,778

2015 Total Grants: $86,000

Spring Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Girl Power West: $7,000
Ishpeming Public Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
Negaunee Public Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
NICE Community Schools – School Wellness: $12,500
Range Area Mountain Bike Association (RAMBA) – Trail Grooming Equipment: $5,000
Republic-Michigamme School District (R-M) – School Wellness: $12,500

Fall Grants
Area Health Education Center – Dental Health Day: $7,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Dude Power West: $7,000
Partridge Creek Farm – West Ishpeming Garden $7,500
Teaching Family Homes – Ropes Course: $2,000

2015 Total: 10 Grants, $86,000

2014 Total Grants: $27,000

Spring Grants
Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Families in Recovery: $3,600
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Girl Power West: $6,000

Fall Grants
Alzheimer’s Association – Patient Scholarships: $3,000
Aspen Ridge Elementary School –  Hoop House: $1,000
Great Lakes Recovery Centers – Wilderness Recreation Program: $3,400
Partridge Creek Farm – Community Garden: $10,000

2014 Total: 6 Grants, $27,000