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Northfield Shares launches the Fund for Environmental Sustainability

The Northfield Shares Fund for Environmental Sustainability has been established with the generosity of ReCharge America’s challenge gift of $5,000 and the challenge was accepted by a generous, anonymous donor.

During the EV Expo on Saturday October 23, Troy Schmidtke, of the Schmidtke Family Foundation, made a surprise announcement of an additional $5,000 gift to the Fund.

Grantmaking from this newly established fund will lead to local actions, which have been proven to be among the top solutions to help reverse global warming. It will support projects that are locally relevant, reduce greenhouse gases, and have potential for scalability in other areas.

“This new fund for local impact, combined with the power of a network of committed community actors, has the potential to inspire climate action well beyond Northfield — which will be critical to helping address a global issue that extends far beyond our community’s boundaries,” said Sarah Nathan, Executive Director of Northfield Shares. “By accepting and acting upon our shared responsibility for the planet, we want to be a model for other small communities in Southern Minnesota and beyond.”

If you are interested in learning more about this fund, please contact Carrie at 507-403-9755 /

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