Two WINGS Grant Opportunities for 2014

For the first time in 2014, WINGS will be offering two separate opportunities to apply for funding for projects/programs that benefit women and/or children in the Northfield area.

Dare to Dream Award

Dare to Dream
A one-time $10,000 award will be granted to a local non-profit with the most compelling dream to help women and/or children in the Northfield area reach their full potential. This award could be for a multi-year endeavor. For application information, see our Dare to Dream page.

WINGS Annual Grants

Annual Grant
Approximately 20 annual grants of varying amounts will be given to local non-profits in support of projects benefiting women and/or children. Annual grants must be expended in the year awarded. Information about grant categories and the application process is available on our Annual Grants page.

Please Note

  • Organizations are encouraged to apply for either or both of these opportunities.
  • Proposals for both the Dare to Dream Award and an Annual WINGS Grant must adhere to the WINGS Grant Policy (see below).
  • Proposals for both will be accepted beginning January 1, 2014; the deadline for submission for both is March 14, 2014.

WINGS Grant Policy

WINGS supports endeavors that encourage women and children of all cultures, nationalities, races, sexual orientation and abilities to reach their full potential. WINGS grants contribute to the health, safety, education, socialization, artistic growth and economic stability of the community. WINGS strives to increase access to opportunity through grants to both new and existing projects, taking into consideration financial need, impact and capacity building.  WINGS encourages innovative initiatives.

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. Both the applicant organization and the project funded must comply with current legal requirements forbidding discrimination as to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Grants will not be awarded for any of the following purposes: endowment campaigns, debt reduction, lobbying or sectarian purposes/programs. In addition, they typically will not be awarded for capital development/improvement projects.

Contact Grants Chair Laura Reihle-Merrill at