WINGS is now accepting Grant Applications for 2015

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WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) invites Northfield area non-profit organizations to apply for a 2015 WINGS grant. These grants are given in support of projects benefitting women and children in the Northfield area.  WINGS gives grants to qualified non-profit organizations, public schools and government organizations for the purpose of general community support.  Projects funded must benefit residents of the Northfield School District.


WINGS funds grants in the following areas of focus:  housing stability, food stability, economic stability, safe environments for survivors of domestic violence, early learning, out-of-school programs, adult education, health care, healthy behaviors, funding, technical assistance, and networking and mentoring.  WINGS grants must be used in the year they are awarded. Every grant candidate is considered anew in each grant cycle.


In 2014, WINGS awarded $74,964 in support of 22 grants. WINGS funds organizations that increase access to opportunity, taking into consideration financial need, input and capacity building. WINGS favors projects that build capacity by leveraging resources and encourages grant proposals that enhance an organization’s abilities to carry out its mission. Grants that offer a proactive, innovative approach to solving a community problem or address systemic change are especially welcome. WINGS prefers to fund projects/programs where the grant has a significant impact on the organization or the program and results in tangible outcomes.


To apply for a grant, go to the WINGS website at www.wings-mn.orgApplications must be submitted electronically by March 13, 2015. If you have any questions e-mail Laura Riehle-Merrill at