Our Programs

An incubator of innovative and preventative-focused efforts


Restorative Justice is an approach that includes both justice and reconciliation for harms created through crime or relational conflict.


The Foundation Home Program is an innovative partnership with local real estate professionals in which a percentage of the commission from select property listings is donated to the Foundation to invest in local health and emergency services.


The Oral Health Task Force is a homegrown solution unique to Cook County, that works to provide dental care to the children of Cook County and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Our Programs

The North Shore Health Care Foundation serves as an incubator of innovative and preventative-focused efforts which address health care gaps and needs in Cook County. The Foundation has a successful track record of developing and sustaining programs to expand equitable health care and healthy living in our unique rural part of northeastern Minnesota. “Can’t be done” is not in the Foundation’s vernacular. Following are some of the Foundation’s current in-house programs.

Values In All We Do

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
  • Being nimble

A Little Goes a Long Way

By giving to the Foundation, you can support a variety of valuable programs and services dedicated to health care, emergency services, education and healthy living in a single donation. Be a partner in your own health system.

Have an initiative that helps work towards our vision of a healthy community for all in Cook County? You could be eligible for a NSHCF grant.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The North Shore Health Care Foundation (NSHCF) strives to act inclusively in all that it does. The NSHCF recognizes the diversity of human differences, and values the inherent worth of all people. NSHCF does its work with compassion and inclusivity by creating healthy communities with partners and in the conduct of its business internally. The NSHCF recognizes that health and well-being are directly connected to honoring the truth and wholeness of each person. Toward that end it strives to respect and support diverse identities in the communities it serves. The NSHCF endeavors to be nimble and open to teachings from those communities so that it can serve as an ally and partner in creating greater equity and inclusion for all in Cook County. The NSHCF ask all partners and grantees to honor these values in our work together.