Cook County Community Fund awards annual grants

The Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, has announced six grants totaling $11,427 awarded to nonprofit organizations serving the Cook County area.

Grand Marais Arts Inc., received $1,500 for programming technology support. The Birch Grove Foundation received $1,750 for the Hearth Oven Bread Baking Initiative Team. Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association was awarded $1,677 for the Summer Cinema.

North Shore Health Care Foundation received $2,000 for art therapy for elders facing memory loss. The Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department got $2,500 for acquisition of an all-season rescue sled. The Lutsen Junior AlpineClub received $2,000 for help transitioning into an independent organization.