News

  • Northfield Shares Featured in Northfield News Ames Fund Article

    Apr 11Northfield Shares was recently featured in a Northfield News article spotlighting the important impact of the Ames Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation on local nonprofit organizations and the community as a whole. Thus far, the Ames Fund, which was established by a family with a fondness for the city of Northfield, has distributed more than $1 million to local […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Encourages Community to Perform Random Acts of Kindness

    Feb 10Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, is encouraging community members to perform random acts of kindness in celebration of the 17th annual National Random Acts of Kindness Week, which runs from February 12 to February 18. The weeklong worldwide celebration is spearheaded and inspired by the Random Acts of […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Hires First Full-time Executive Director

    Jan 24Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, has hired its first full-time executive director. The organization has reached a stage in its growth requiring the need to fill this role, made possible as part of a capacity-building grant that Northfield Shares received from the Ames Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation. […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Distributes Over $68,000 in Grants to 15 Area Nonprofits

    Jan 17Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, has selected 15 area nonprofits to receive grants for 2017. The organizations selected are Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Community Action Center of Northfield, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Greenvale Park Community School, HealthFinders Collaborative, Laura Baker Services Association, Northfield Area […]  more
  • Northfield Shares to Receive Donor-Advised Fund from Robert and Barbara Will

    Nov 18Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, announced that it will receive a significant one-time gift from community member Robert (Bob) Will through the Robert and Barbara Will Family Foundation. This endowed donor-advised fund is to be gifted to and managed by Northfield Shares at Bob Will’s death. The intent […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Seeks to Hire First Full-time Executive Director

    Nov 14The Executive Director will help grow capacity and build the Northfield SHARES community foundation as its first full-time Executive Director. Northfield SHARES seeks a self-starter for fund development, leadership & management, program oversight, and administrative support. The position reports to the Board Chair who has staff oversight on behalf of the Board of Directors. Areas of […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Distributes Grants to Nine Area Nonprofits

    Dec 17Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy and volunteerism, has selected nine area nonprofits to receive grants for 2016. The organizations selected are the Beautify Northfield Coalition, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Greenvale Park Community School, HealthFinders Collaborative, Northfield in Bloom, Northfield TORCH, Northfield Union of Youth, Northfield Works – Community Action Center of Northfield […]  more
  • Northfield’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Proclamation Event

    Nov 10Wednesday, November 11th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Northfield Middle School. Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Northfield becoming an official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community. Local volunteers have worked hard to develop a comprehensive plan that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting military service members, veterans and their families […]  more
  • Defeat of Jesse James Days Run/Walk is tomorrow morning Sunday, Sept.13th

    Sep 12Weather forecast for tomorrow is perfect for a run or walk. Registration begins at 6:30 am at the Northfield Armory on Division St. with the Races starting at  8 am. If you didn’t pre-register, no worries…same day registrations are totally welcome. Cost is $30/person and includes a custom designed t-shirt (while supplies last). Both the […]  more
  • Free Movie Night Tonight

    Aug 25Northfield SHARES encourages everyone to take the GIVE 5 pledge to volunteer an average of 5 hours per month, you decide when, where, and how to help others but we are here to help you with ideas. To get folks excited about helping others we are hosting a free movie night TONIGHT, August25th from 6:30 -9:00 […]  more
  • 2015 Goods for Good a Great Success

    Jun 18The 7th annual Goods for Good, a Northfield citywide garage sale event to benefit charities, was a huge success, raising over $31,000 for various charities. With Goods for Good, everyone benefits … Charities get much needed money to fund their programs and operations … individual donors hosting sales can give larger donations that could be out […]  more
  • Goods for Good is coming soon May 14-16, 2015

    Apr 10Its time to sign up (on our website) to participate in Goods of Good the Great Northfield Garage Sale Event for Charity. Traditionally held the weekend after Mother’s Day, the dates for 2015 are May 14-16.  more
  • National Volunteer Week April 12-18th, 2015

    Apr 10National Volunteer Week starts on April 12, 2015. Check out the the Volunteer Pages in the Northfield News on Sat. April 11th, 2015 to get inspired and ready to volunteer. Thank you to everyone who shares their time and talents for the good of all.  more
  • This Week (Feb. 9th-15th) is National Random Acts of Kindness Week

    Feb 11This can be the best week of your year if you reach out in kindness. Northfield Shares has a template for the week with daily themes, ideas for fun and rewarding acts of kindness, and a “Moo Kindness Game” all on our website at http://northfieldshares.org/volunteer/sponsored/random-acts-of-kindness-week/ Share your Kindness stories, drop us a note at info@northfieldshares.org  more
  • Singing Valentines Raise Money for Local Charities

    Feb 11Need a memorable gift for your valentine that will touch their heart and raise money for 3 local charities? Lakelanders Chorus will send a Men’s Quartet to any home office, classroom, restaurant, or other place of your choice on Friday, February 13th or Saturday, February 14, 2015. A loving surprise for any woman or man […]  more
  • Northfield Shares Grant Application Deadline Approaching

    Sep 25Nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding from Northfield Shares in 2015 are encouraged to submit their applications soon. The deadline to apply is October 1. Formed as a result of the merging of 5th Bridge and Northfield Area Foundation, Northfield Shares disbursed over $38,000 in grants in its 2014 cycle. This year, Northfield Shares will continue its tradition of providing funding for projects that create long-term solutions to enhance the well-being of the Northfield area.   more
  • New Northfield YMCA facility is open and needs volunteers

    Sep 11The new Northfield Area Family YMCA is open and their are lots of volunteer opportunities for a variety tasks from assistant lifeguard to helping with child watch. Check out all the opportunities listed under “Volunteer Opportunities” on this website.  more
  • Northfield Shares Now Accepting Grant Applications

    Sep 11Northfield Shares is now accepting grant applications. We have funds available to grant in the areas of youth recreational & enrichment; community beautification; and unrestricted funds. Please refer to the Grants section of our website for grant guidelines, online application, past grant history, grant process timeline and other information.  more