• Buettner’s Inspiring Message Heard by Hundreds

    Sep 26Northfield Shares would like to thank all those that joined us on Monday night, September 24th, for Dan Buettner’s presentation on living a longer and happier life. Approximately 600 people filled the Northfield Middle School auditorium to hear Dan’s dynamic Blue Zones® presentation, which was informative, entertaining and inspiring. Thank you to our speakers, Board […]  more
  • Clean Up Continues Weekend of October 27-28

    Sep 21UPDATE 10/23/18 While much has been accomplished since the tornado clean up began, much is left yet to do. Clean up volunteers are still needed this weekend. Please click here to volunteer. Volunteers will be notified later in the week with a project/site/homeowner for Saturday Oct 27, and Sunday October 28. If you are still […]  more
  • Dave Schmidt Set to Run 40th DJJD Race

    Sep 7While many people are still sleeping in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9, Dave Schmidt will do the same thing he’s done for the previous 39 years: run the Defeat of Jesse James Days Run/Walk. This year’s event, which will be the 42nd overall and which annually benefits Northfield Shares, will be Schmidt’s […]  more
  • Grants in Action: Project Friendship

    Jun 25Northfield Shares distributed over $62,000 in grants to 12 local nonprofits as part of its annual grant cycle. Grants were awarded to organizations whose projects create long-term solutions to core issues affecting our community, enhance the overall well-being of the area and generate the biggest multiplier effect. One of this year’s grant recipients, Project Friendship, has had […]  more
  • Crosby’s Motto Teaches a Life Lesson at Greenvale Park Elementary

    Jun 22Editor’s note: This article was originally written for a special National Volunteer Week section in the April 14th edition of the Northfield News. For the past nine years, volunteer Anne Crosby has been a fixture at Greenvale Park Elementary School. Her volunteering stems from something much deeper than gratitude toward the people impacting her children’s […]  more
  • Volunteer Opportunities Offer a Vacation from the Normal Routine 

    May 22Editor’s Note: This column, which was written by Northfield Shares Executive Director Mike Krance, originally appeared in the April 12, 2018, edition of the Northfield News.   Warmer weather is here and school will soon be out! While many people see summer as a time for vacations, our local nonprofits will still be hard at […]  more
  • Tax Prep Volunteers Offer a Valuable Specialty Service

    May 22Editor’s note: This article, which was originally written for a special National Volunteer Week section in the April 14th edition of the Northfield News, has been revised slightly.   Monday, April 17, marked this year’s tax return deadline. While some people were scrambling at the last minute to complete their return or file an extension, […]  more
  • Volunteer Experience Meant Much More than a Seven-Year Commitment

    Apr 25Editor’s note: This article was originally written by the Community Action Center of Northfield for a special National Volunteer Week section in the April 14th edition of the Northfield News. “Ginny and I will intentionally volunteer for you for seven years,” Larry Walsh told Community Action Center (CAC) of Northfield executive director Jim Blaha in […]  more
  • Give Thanks as a Holiday Volunteer

    Nov 27The holidays offer a variety of opportunities for Northfield residents to pay it forward through volunteerism. Local nonprofits need volunteers all year long, but the holiday season often requires additional support. Check out a few ways to get involved this season!  more
  • Help Shape the Future of Volunteer Management in Northfield

    Oct 24Are you a community volunteer or a person who coordinates volunteers for a nonprofit organization or local company? If so, Northfield Shares invites you to participate in an upcoming community survey to determine the feasibility of a web-based volunteer management platform or volunteer portal.   more
  • Northfield Shares Hires First Full-time Executive Director

    Jan 24Northfield Shares 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 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 Share your Kindness stories, drop us a note at  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