WINGS Awards More Than $73,000 to Area Agencies

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WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2015 grant recipients at a celebration last Tuesday at the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity.

Over 125 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $73,868 in grants from WINGS. 2015 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients.

WINGS focuses its giving in four areas: Basic needs, especially programs that provide housing, increase food and economic stability, and support safe environments for women and youth facing domestic violence; Education, including early learning, out-of-school programs, and adult education; Physical and mental health, especially programs that promote access to healthcare and healthy behaviors; and Entrepreneurship, including technical assistance, networking and mentoring, and access to micro-loans.

Since its founding in 2000, WINGS has given more than $667,000 to organizations that benefit local women and youth.

Grant applications for 2016 will be taken starting in January.