Give back and make a positive impact in your community.
Make a difference by joining the Volunteer Hub and sharing your time with the Northfield community.
Clean River Partners, founded in 1990, is an environmental non-profit based in Northfield, MN. The organization is dedicated to inspiring people and organizations to value, protect, and improve the Cannon River Watershed’s land and water, with a focus on three core values: resilience, equity, and engagement.
In 2022 Northfield Shares awarded grant funds from the Nutting Beautification Fund to support two programs run by Clean River Partners, the Downstream Film Festival and the Cannon River CleanUP. “Funding from Northfield Shares demonstrates how the community supports us, and how we support the community”, says Executive Director Jennifer Tonko. “This is an important example of reciprocity. Having an organization like Northfield Shares lets us demonstrate our values, and what we care about collectively.”
The vast majority of Northfield youth hold the perception that the community does not value them, their opinions, or their decision-making capabilities. YouthBank flips this narrative and this perception by allowing youth to be the decision makers about projects that affect them.
For eight years now the Northfield YouthBank, has been making grants to youth led projects here in Northfield. Northfield YouthBank is a youth-led grant-making initiative which channels money into projects that will improve the quality of life for young people in our community. It is a process and way of working with young grant-makers that encourages and trains them as they develop essential life and job skills.
Northfield Shares supports the Northfield community through grants, we connect volunteers to opportunities where they can make a difference, and we help donors make a lasting impact in their community. You are invited to join us and make a difference in the Northfield community!
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