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Community support from Cook County Community Fund

The Cook County Community Fund advisory board - Photo courtesy of Duluth-Superior Community Fund
The Cook County Community Fund advisory board - Photo courtesy of Duluth-Superior Community Fund

At the end of July, the Cook County Community Fund announced that grants totaling $20,000 would be given to local nonprofits. Community fund representatives explain that these grants help projects benefitting health, education, arts and youth in Cook County.
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 a workshop for school personnel who work with children who have experienced trauma or other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs supports 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.”
WTIP invited Cadwell and board colleague Mike Carlson into the studio to talk a bit about the work of the community fund.
 

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