Founded in 1993 over $637,401 in grants has
been given to qualified Health Care Providers in Cook County
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The North Shore Health Care Foundation is an independent non-profit organization benefitting health care in Cook County Minnesota.We support local organizations including:
H I S T O R Y
The North Shore Health Care Foundation was established in 1993 by a group of committed residents dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the Cook County community. The original 6 member board assumed a leadership role in supporting projects that have had a significant impact on the health of our community. The commitment to provide leadership in sustaining and improving the health of individuals and communities continues today as a core value.
The foundation is a private, not-for-profit, grant making organization which serves as a liaison between the individuals, businesses, and organizations involved in health care and our family of generous donors. It has traditionally engaged in its’ own fundraising activities as well as soliciting donations to continue to build an endowment fund. That fund is managed by the Minnesota Community Foundation.
V I S I O N
To be a recognized community leader in supporting healthcare initiatives and programs through grants, project support, and education.
V A L U E S T A T E M E N T
The North Shore Health Care Foundation will conduct their activities with integrity, excellence, partnership and responsible stewardship.
Grants are awarded quarterly to qualified health care providers for medical equipment, educatiuon and training. The Health Care Golf Scramble at Superior National in Lutsen is the last Sunday in September each year, and the proceeds are dedicated to grants. The June BBQ supports the endowment fund which is managed by the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. An educational conference or expo is offered free to the community each year. We also provide Health Care Directive forms, and a newsletter, "The North Shore Health Care News." Since 2007 an active program to develop enhanced end of life care has been a focus of the foundation, which resulted in the creation of Care Partners. The Oral Health Task Force was created to provide dental care to children of Cook County and the Grand Portage Reservation. Local donors have provided funds for cancer patients to receive stipends for travel expenses. By becoming a member or making a gift or a bequest, you can help all of this work continue.
Please consider making a health care directive! For more information, click here.
You will find applications for grants and event registration forms on the page that relates to them. Grant applications are due: Feb 10th, May 10th, August 10th and November 10th, 2015.