NORTHFIELD, Minn. (May 19, 2016) – Northfield Area United Way will allocate $265,000 in grants to local nonprofit agencies in the areas of education, health and financial stability/basic needs in fiscal year 2016-17 (July through June).
The total allocation was slightly higher than last year’s grant total of $263,000. An additional sum of approximately $18,000 will support Northfield Area United Way’s sponsorship of Imagination Library, promoting literacy by sending books home to 700 children ages birth to five years old.
Grants will be funded by donations made in the last campaign by local residents, employees, companies and other donors. All Northfield Area United Way contributions stay in the community. United Way funds organizations and programs that impact the greatest needs in the community within health and human services. A panel of 27 community members and United Way board members gathered to make granting decisions, as follows:
Camp FRIENDS, $2,000
Community Action Center (CAC), $108,000
CAC’s NorthfieldWorks: $8,000
Healthy Community Initiative, $27,000
Hope Center, $18,000
Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative: $2,000
Northfield Union of Youth, $11,000
OMADA (mental and chemical health), $7,000
Project ABLE, $3,000
Project Friendship, $6,000
Ruth’s House of hope, $5,000
SEMCAC (senior nutrition), $2,000
Serve Minnesota’s Reading Corps, $4,000
About the Northfield Area United Way
The Northfield Area United Way has been funding human services organizations for more than 40 years. The area served includes Dennison, Dundas, Kilkenny, Lonsdale, Montgomery, Northfield and Webster.