WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) educates and expands the number of women in philanthropy, builds and strengthens community through pooled investments, and improves the lives of women and youth in the Northfield area through focused giving.

2018 Grants Celebration

WINGS grants celebration was held June 12 at St. Olaf College, where members and friends watched 24 local nonprofits, including our Dare to Dream Bigger Award winner, receive $85,824 in grants. Several organizations were invited to speak about how their grant would impact youth and women in the Northfield community. For a complete list of 2018 grant recipients and a description of what they plan to do with their grants, click here

Kathy Olson, President of WINGS, inspired those attending with her closing remarks, "This coming year is an especially exciting one for WINGS. We are poised to reach the $1,000,000 mark in grants awarded since 2001. I hope this evening has been meaningful in a way that moves you to see possibilities and nudges you to continued, deeper collaboration with those making a difference in our Northfield Community."                                                 

Upcoming WINGS Events 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018  -  7-8:30 PM
WINGS members and those interested in learning about legacy giving are invited to a gathering to discuss how support of women and youth in the Northfield area can continue in perpetuity through a legacy donation. Mariah Brook from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations will tell stories of of the lasting impact donations offer. The process is simple and intentional. The benefits continue to support women and youth for generations. Refreshments will be served.

Our Dare to Dream Bigger Award Winner
The Northfield Union of Youth is the winner of our $25,000 Dare to Dream Bigger Award. NUY will use this grant to collaboratively expand the community's safety net for the most vulnerable, isolated, and least supported youth in Northfield. For years, NUY, Northfield ALC (Area Learning Center) and TORCH (Tackling Obstacles & Raising College Hopes) have been overcoming obstacles facing underserved youth. Bigger funding will empower these three organizations to collaboratively provide an integrated outreach to address the staggering need for supportive services and academic assistance among Northfield's most at-risk youth.

Our Annual Report

Read our latest annual report 
by following this link.

To learn about all our 2018 grant recipients,