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Be a Partner In Your Own Health Care System

The North Shore Health Care Foundation is an independent non-profit 501c3, that proactively identifies opportunities to expand equitable health care and healthy living in Cook County Minnesota and champions solutions through funding, education, and advocacy. The Foundation supports health care providers, emergency services and other initiatives and programs which help us achieve our mission and vision, through grants.

We are there for them, so they can be there for you. Help us be the light. 

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Our friends (members) are the backbone of our efforts to fulfill our mission and vision for a healthy community for all in Cook County. Friends sustain our operations and helps the NSHCF makes major grants to the many organizations committed to providing health and emergency care locally, including supporting:

  • Care Partners of Cook County which provides vital support and services to help clients and their families address the transitions of aging, serious illness and end of life with safety, dignity, and confidence.
  • Cook County Higher Education for health care education and access to programming which advances health and emergency care.
  • Cook County Emergency Management and Emergency Services including nine Volunteer Fire Departments, four EMS units, the Cook County Ropes Rescue Team, Search & Rescue and the Emergency Chaplaincy Program, and
  • Many more local organizations that are addressing our priorties of Children's Mental Health & Substance Misuse, Seniors' Services, and Resources for out-of-town Medical Care.

Help us continue this effort by becoming a Friend of the Foundation today. Suggested levels are:


One-Time, Dedicated Purpose or Scheduled Giving

You decide the right amount of support for you, and how often you’d like to give. Donations can be a one-time gift or set up a schedule to divide a gift into monthly for easy regular contributions.

Memorials & Honoraria

Many people choose to direct end of life memorials to the NSHCF as a celebration of their life or as a way to ensure health care resources and healthy living programs can continue. Some individuals also like to celebrate a special person or special occasion with a donation to the Foundation. We couldn’t be more grateful to all who support us in this way.
Is this gift in honor of or in memory of someone?