Author: Carrie Carroll

Northfield 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....

Northfield 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 Learning Center, Northfield in Bloom, Northfield Booster Club, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (Reading Rockets and YouthBank), Northfield Senior Center, Northfield TORCH, Northfield Union of Youth, Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative and Project Friendship. The grants, totaling $68,619, will be funded by seven different funds inside of the Northfield Shares organization. This is the largest amount of total funding that Northfield Shares has granted in the history of Northfield Shares and its predecessor organization, Northfield Area Foundation.