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Cook County nonprofits receive $20,000 in grants

Jul 29, 2019 03:40PM ● By Editor

July 28, 2019

Funds will help local projects benefitting health, education, arts and youth

GRAND MARAIS—The Cook County Community Fund today announced eight grants totaling $20,000 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 projects are:

  • Care Partners of Cook County, $3,500 for Mindfulness for Caregivers, an eight-week program that supports dementia patient caregivers.
  • Grand Marais Arts Inc., $3,000 for the Community Art Access Entry Point programs, which promotes access to the arts for young people.
  • Great Expectations School, $3,000 for ACE’s workshop for school personnel who work with children who have experienced trauma or other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to support improved social, behavioral, and academic success.
  • Gunflint Trail Historical Society, $1,500 for the Chik-Wauk Museum to provide program materials to support youth visits to the museum.
  • North House Folk School, $3,000 to provide scholarships to Summer Kids Camp and the Handworks Club that will promote meaningful engagement with craft for local youth.
  • North Shore Health Care Foundation, $4,500 for the Oral Health Task Force to provide additional support and education to meet increased community interest.
  • YMCA of Duluth, $3,000 to provide space and programs that engage youth ages 8-15 in positive and healthy activities.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide support to all of these programs, which enrich our community and region,” said Jeff Cadwell, chair of the Cook County Community Fund Advisory Board. “We thank these organizations and all that submitted grant requests for their dedication to improving Cook County.”

The Cook County Community Fund, created in 2003, is a regional affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits and to individuals for scholarships and also provides leadership on important initiatives in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Since its start in 1983, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $53 million and holds more than 400 funds. Learn more at


Jeff Cadwell | Cook County Community Fund

218-387-3687 | [email protected]

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