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Cook County Community Fund Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Programs Addressing Regional Needs

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Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF) - Cook County Community Fund

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota nonprofits in eligible locations for programs to address regional needs. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Focus areas include youth, arts, education, community development, human services, and the environment. Eligible applicants are located in Cook County.

Grant priorities within these areas include:

  • Strengthen community ties between individuals and collaboration between organizations within the Foundation's service area (Cook County)
  • Address underlying causes of community problems 
  • Respond to community needs that can be solved or softened by receiving grants of modest or moderate amounts.
  • Propose new solutions or responses and require start-up assistance
  • Seek to create connections among a diverse cross-section of citizens thereby increasing the community health and hospitality of the region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159683

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each year, the Cook County Community Fund makes grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for a grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation the organization must be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be classified as an organization to which contributions may be deducted under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Non-profits in Cook County may apply.

Items that are generally not funded include:
- Capital and equipment requests, and
- Ongoing program support

Items that will not be considered by the Cook County Community Fund Board include:
- Endowments
- Medical research
- Fund-raising activities
- Individuals
- Religious organizations for direct religious activities
- Debt retirement
- Political organizations or campaigns
- Organizations that have, as a substantial part of their purpose, influencing legislation
- Activities that are normally the responsibility of government
- Funding for an organization’s own re-granting activities

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by April 1st every year - with a Letter of Intent deadline two weeks before. Early submission of your LOI is strongly encouraged.

Application Process:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Laura Fox and Keri Cavitt

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
324 West Superior Street, Ste 700
Duluth, MN 55802

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Cook County

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