North Shore Health Care Foundation

The NSHCF proactively identifies opportunities to expand equitable health care and healthy living in Cook County Minnesota and champions solutions through funding, education, and advocacy.

A healthy community for all in Cook County

We believe in the possibilities of people, organizations, businesses and governments working together to create a healthy community for all in Cook County. Our values represent what we believe in, what we stand for and how we approach everything we do at the North Shore Health Care Foundation. They provide a guideline for making decisions at all levels of our organization and include:

  • Responsible stewardship
  • Collaboration and partnerships
  • Efficient and effective governance
  • Compassion
  • Inherent dignity 
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity, and
  • Being nimble
The North Shore Health Care Foundation is an independent non-profit organization benefitting health care in Cook County Minnesota. We support local organizations including:
  • Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
  • North Shore Health (Hospital)
  • Care Partners of Cook County
  • Cook County Higher Education
  • Local volunteer Fire Departments
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • All local schools
  • Oral Health Task Force
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 Board assumed a leadership role in supporting projects that have had a significant impact on the health of our rural community. The commitment to provide leadership in sustaining and improving the health of individuals and communities continues today as a core value. 


The North Shore Health Care Foundation is accepting monetary donations to support the local front-line response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Foundation will match up to $20,000 in donations to support Cook County’s local health systems and emergency services organizations.

Monies raised through the dedicated COVID-19 fund will initially go towards securing personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies and equipment needed to operate and respond to emergency calls during the Coronavirus pandemic. Health partners, including the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Health, Cook County Public Health & Human Services,
Emergency Management and Emergency Services will identify what the greatest needs are through the Emergency Operations Center and Incident Command Structure as the response to the pandemic goes on.

Donations can be made to Cook County COVID-19 Response online or by mail at:

North Shore Health Care Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund
PO Box 454
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Please indicate COVID-19 Response on all donations, either on checks or in the online form

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