North Shore Health Care Foundation
Our mission is to benefit health care for those who live, work and visit in Cook County
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Grants are awarded quarterly to qualified health care providers for  medical equipment, education and training. The North Shore Health Care Golf Scramble at Superior National in Lutsen is in October each year, and the proceeds are dedicated to grants. The June BBQ at Gunflint Lodge 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 (Honoring Choices), 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 of Cook County. 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 15th, May 15th, August 15 and November 15th each year. Awards are made about one month later.
 

Grants awarded

NSHCF Grants awarded –

The total of all grants given by NSHCF in 24 years is now $706,920.

Grants Awarded September 2017 - 3rd Quarter 2017

Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Dept  - $300 for Fire safety educational program

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Dept  -  $1,000 for an IV traing arm

Human Development Center -  $1,500 for support of its partnership with the Senior Center offering a  Healthy Living Support Group for at risk adults


Grants Awarded June 2017 - 2nd Quarter 2017

Grand Marais Fire Dept.  $300.00 for fire safety education in GM schools.

Kids Plus/Community Connect.  $1762.00  for support of its annual Health and Service Fair (Community Connect Initiative)  September 25,  2017.

Care Partners   $10,000.00 for operating support.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic   $4400.00 for the development of 4 training videos.



Grants Awarded December 2016 and March 2017– 1st Quarter 2017

Cook County Public Health and Human Services got $12,000
for four different staff trainings to support front line staff. County staff that work with the most at-risk members of our community need support and training. This grant will enhance the quality of services by providing the following staff training opportunities: ‘Signs of Safety’, Forensic Interview Training and Person-Centered Training, as well as a facilitated peer support group.

North Shore Health (Hospital) received a grant for $1,190 for a Visual Acuity System. This is the projector eye chart that will go into the new room in the remodeled hospital for the use of the eye doctor who comes to see patients in Cook County.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic was awarded $1,000
to help with the cost of sending Kristin DeArruda-Wharton to present at the National Rural Health Association Conference in San Diego. She will be on a panel considering Obstetric Clinic and Hospital Closures in Rural Areas.

Cook County Emergency Services got $3,000 to support the annual training conference. A



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4th Quarter Grant Awarded 2016 

$12,000 Cook County Public Health and Human Services for five different staff training and support activities.


2nd and 3rd Quarters Grants Awarded 2016 
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$2,295  North Shore Health (Cook County Hospital) Physical Therapy Dept for a Graston Technique 6 piece instrument set

$925 to Oshki Ogimaag Charter school for ½ of the cost for specialized training for Social Emotional Staff in “Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy” (EMDR) YMCA

$2,301 for wall mounted, adult sized, special needs changing station for adaptive locker room. Grand Marais Fire Dept .

$300 for Fire safety educational program Cook County Search and Rescue,

$2,000 CC Sheriff for a portion of a new Command Post Trailer Care Partners of CC

 $1,000 ​Care Partners for Advance Care Planning Promotion

$5,000 Cook County Higher Ed for 6 to 8 Health and Mental Welfare Workshops

$100  Cook County Public Health and Human Servicesfor Adult Protection Training binders for law enforcement

Tofte EMS - $7,500 for part of a used Emergency Medical Service vehicle



1st  Quarter  2016 - $13,748
 

Cook County Emergency Management hosts an annual Emergency Services Conference for staff and volunteers of all county agencies. April 29-30, 2016 will be the 27th annual event and we granted $3,000 for this purpose. There will also be trainings offered on May 6-7 this year specifically for active shooter/ bomb blast and collapsed building response.
           
With Care Partners of Cook County becoming an independent organization, we have a memorandum of understanding in place that says that we will give grants to them for Core Mission Support. This quarter that amount is   $8,000.      
 
 Cook County Public Health and Human Services was awarded $2,200 for training for the ‘Multi-Disciplinary Team.’ This is a group of ten professionals from five different local agencies that deal with the investigation of physical and sexual abuse of children.
 
 Maple Hill Community Fire Dept. requested $548 for a Carbon Monoxide Meter to check CO levels in ambient air. As more living spaces are equipped with CO detectors, fire departments are getting more calls because an alarm has sounded. With this meter, the responders will be able to better advise people when it is safe to re-enter their rooms.
There was a note attached to this grant resolution saying that this equipment request is a departure from the criteria for our grants.


 

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