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Cook County nonprofits receive $19,200 in grants

Sep 14, 2017 01:00PM ● Published by Editor

From The North Shore Journal - September 14, 2017

GRAND MARAIS—The Cook County Community Fund announced five grants totaling $19,200 to local nonprofits for community-based improvements and projects proposed during the fund’s most recent grant round.

The organizations that received grants, their funding levels and their projects are:

• North Shore Health Care Foundation, $4,250 for the Oral Health Task Force to provide
additional support and education programming to meet increased community interest. 

• The Cook County Local Energy Project, $4,250 for the Cook County Energy Efficiency and Education initiative, which provides efficiency outreach programs.

• Grand Marais Playhouse Inc., $4,250 to fund a director and educator residency position that will help the organization provide a community-wide theater immersion program.

• Care Partners of Cook County, $3,400 for the Dementia Friendly Cook County project, which provides support and training for pro- grams assisting local people with dementia. 

• The Gunflint Trail Historical Society, $3,050 for program materials provided to children from local schools and YMCA programs when they visit the historical society nature center.

"All of these projects make our community and our region better," said Jeff Cadwell, chair of the Cook County Community Fund Advisory Board. "We’re honored to help start and expand these programs in partnership with lo- cal nonprofits as we build a stronger Cook County."

The Cook County Community Fund, created in 2003, is a regional affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, a permanent endowment built by hundreds of gifts. The foundation makes grants to nonprofits and to individuals for scholarships. It also provides leadership on important initiatives in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Since its start in 1983, it has distributed more than $50 million and holds 396 funds. 

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