15 local nonprofits will benefit from matching funds provided by the Portage Health Foundation on Giving Tuesday this year.
Giving Tuesday will be held on December 3rd, following the infamous spending events known as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” It’s designed to help focus our thoughts back toward the true spirit of the Christmas season.
This year’s non-profits are the Swedetown Trails Club, Superior Search and Rescue, Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), Phoenix House, the Ontonagon County Cancer Society, Omega House, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, the Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Dial Help, Dan Schmitt Gift of Music, Copper Country Senior Meals, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter, the Baraga County Shelter Home and 31 Backpacks.
Donations made to those groups on December 3rd will be matched by the Portage Health Foundation, up to a total of $100,000.
This is the third year of the matching grant program. The previous two years saw participating groups total $139,555 in donations, which was matched by a like amount from PHF for a total of nearly $280,000.
Learn more about the Portage Health Foundation’s Giving Tuesday program here.