Our Managed Funds

Great things are made possible in Northfield because of the generosity of our community members.
Join them in supporting the causes that are important to you.

Bill Clifford

Bill Clifford Family Legacy Fund

Helping young people succeed


Don and Marjorie Tarr Community & Operating Funds

Unrestricted funds to support the needs of the Northfield community, and to support the operation of Northfield Shares Community Foundation

Eleanor fund

Eleanor A. Salisbury Teaching Scholarship

Provides annual scholarships to Northfield High School graduate(s) who will be pursuing a teaching degree.



Provides opportunities for young women from Northfield to grow in confidence, courage and character through sport and adventure.


Engeseth-Rinde Restoration Fund

Supports restoration, research, cultivation of trees, and education activities on the​ ​Prairie​ ​Creek​ ​Wildlife​ ​Management Area.

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Environmental Sustainability Fund

Supports local projects that help address climate issues and reduce greenhouse gasses.


Helen V. Woehrlin Fund

Provides annual funding to nonprofit organizations in Northfield.

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Grace Whittier Fund

Provides annual grants for youth recreational activities in Northfield.

Human Services Assistance Fund

Provides financial assistance to help members of the Northfield community with expenses related to food, housing, health care, education, and transportation.

marston and dorothy fund

Marston Headley and Dorothy Stone Headley Fund

Unrestricted funds to support the needs of the Northfield Community

nutting beautification fund

Nutting Beautification Fund

Provides funding to enhance the aesthetics of Northfield, particularly through flowers, plantings, gardens and parks.

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Nutting Family Fund

Unrestricted funds to support the needs of the Northfield Community

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Pat Lamb and Ele Hansen Charitable Fund

Provides annual grants to nine Northfield nonprofit organizations: FiftyNorth, WINGS, St. Dominic’s School, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Community Action Center of Northfield, Northfield Public Library, Independent School District 659, and Northfield Area YMCA.

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The Salvatierra Fund for Justice

Supports community organizations and community-led efforts that seek fair access to healthy food and dignified affordable housing.

street fund

Street Family Fund

Unrestricted funds to support the needs of the Northfield Community

Riki Arts Fund

The Riki Arts Foundation

Provides meaningful opportunities to explore artistic growth for those facing economic and physical challenges through one-on-one tutoring, classes and workshops. Scholarships and small grants available.

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Robert & Barbara Will Fund

Provides unrestricted support to the community.

Koester Prairie Fund

Protects and enhances the Koester Prairie Unit of Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area