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WINGS Awards $58,900 to Northfield Agencies
Submitted by Mary Schier on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 10:29am
WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support), the 12-year-old organization of women philanthropists in Northfield, honored its 2012 grant recipients at a celebration last week at Buntrock Commons.
About 75 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 20 organizations that received $58,900 in grants from WINGS.
This year WINGS focused its giving in three areas: Basic needs, especially programs that provide housing, food and economic stability and safe environments for victims of domestic violence; Education, including early learning, out-of-school programs and adult education; and physical and mental health, especially programs that promote access to healthcare and healthy behaviors.
Since 2000, WINGS has given more than $500,000 to organizations that help women and children by providing services ranging from meeting basic needs to developing entrepreneurial skills.
Grant applications for 2013 will be taken starting in February.