Partners & Grantors

It takes a village. We are pleased and honored to work with the State of Minnesota, and our grantors and partners.

The State of Minnesota

Cook County Higher Education would not exist without funding from the State of Minnesota.  Our legislators, currently Senator Tom Bakk and Representative Rob Ecklund, have worked tirelessly over the years to keep our organization before the proper committees and included in the state education budget.  The annual allocation started at $80,000 in 2000, increased to $120,000 in 2007 and to $200,000 in 2017.  Last year, the state increased the allocation to $300,000 annually in recognition of the important difference education can make to the residents of Cook County.  Please thank Senator Bakk and Representative Ecklund when you get a chance.

Major Grantors