Local Donations
Members of the Rotary Club of Northfield joined the organization with the hope and desire to make a difference. Our club has a long and proud history of serving the Northfield community and evidence of our impact can be seen in countless examples throughout Northfield. One way our club makes its mark on the community is through local donations and service projects. 
 
A local donation typically helps launch a new project/program or offers support of a specific current program that addresses local causes, needs or emergencies. Local donations are typically under $1000.
 
Please review the full local donations criteria and guidelines prior to submitting an application. 
Apply for a Grant
To begin an application, click on the link below: 
Local Donations Grant Application
 

Past Grant Recipients 

Every year, the Local Donations committee awards $6000 in grants to local organizations. Click the year to see the recipients.

2020-2021

Recipient Award
Habitat for Humanity: Dave Wolf Bike Ride $500
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: River Cleaning $400
Northfield Youth Choir: Tour Scholarships $500
Laura Baker Services: Creative Arts Program $500
Northfield Face Mask & Isolation Gown Makers $500
Operation Joy: CAC $1000
TORCH Middle School Snack Packs via CAC Food Shelf $1000
Operation Backpack $1000
Imagination Library $600
TOTAL $6000

2019-2020

Recipient Award
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative: TORCH Revolving Student Loan Fund $500
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative: TORCH Snack Pack Project $500
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative: Hygiene Product Initiative (2) $750
Operation Backpack $300
Northfield Public Schools: Move 5 Reading Improvement Program $500
Northfield Union of Youth: Wallflower Project $1000
Northfield United Way: Imagination Library $500
Northfield Youth Choir: Tour Scholarships $500
HealthFinders Collaborative $450
Hope Center $500
Ruth's House  $500
TOTAL $6000

2018-2019

Recipient Award
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: Annual CLEAN UP Day $400
Center for Sustainable Living: Earth Day $100
Habitat for Humanity $500
HealthFinders Collaborative $500
Hope Center $500
Laura Baker Services Association: Music Therapy/Creative Arts Program $400
Northfield Community Action Center: Food Shelf $500
Northfield Community Action Center: Thursday's Table $400
Northfield Community Band $250
Northfield Public Library: Hispanic Heritage Month $400
Northfield Union of Youth: Wallflower Project $400
Northfield United Way: Imagination Library $500
Operation Backpack $300
Project Friendship $350
Ruth's House  $500
TOTAL $6000

2017-2018

Recipient Award
Ruth's House  $500
Habitat for Humanity: honoring Dave Wolf's 500 Bike Ride  $500
Hope Center $500
Project Friendship: Tennis Day for David $350
Northfield Arts Guild: Art Out and About Program $500
Martin L. King Celebration Day $150
Northfield Earth Day $500
Health Finders $500
Operation Backpack  $300
Community Action Center $500
Northfield Community Band $250
Laura Baker Services $250
Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative $300
Northfield Union of Youth $500
Cannon River Watershed Partnership  $400
TOTAL
$6000

2016-2017

Recipient Award
Community Action Center $500
Operation Backpack $300
Maroon Fastpitch Softball Team Trip-sponsor $100
Bookmobile $500
Friends of the Library: Trivia Bee $250
Center for Sustainable Living: Earth Day $100
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: Cleanup $400
Youth Frontiers: 2 Courage Retreats-Middle School $300
Habitat for Humanity: Northfield Home $350
City-Martin Luther King Day $150
Healthy Community Initiative $300
Northfield Retirement Community: Staff Quality of Life Fund $500
Health Finders Collaborative $500
Hope Center $500
Project Friendship $350
Northfield Union of Youth $200
Northfield Community Band $200
Ruth's House  $300
TOTAL
$5800

2015-2016

Recipient Award
Northfield Library: Trivia Bee $250
Northfield Youth Choir $250
Ruth's House  $500
Northfield Retirement Community: Staff Quality of Life Fund $500
Hope Center $500
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: Annual Cleanup $400
Northfield Goal Club $275
Community Action Center $500
Human Rights Commission - Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration $150
Union of Youth $500
Health Finders Collaborative $500
Epic Enterprise: Transportation $500
Earth Day $100
Northfield Community Band $250
Operation Backpack $500
Friends of Way Park: Pollinator Project $300
Community Action Center: Food Shelf $25
TOTAL
$6000

2014-2015

Recipient Award
Northfield Works: Community Action Center $500
Operation Backpack $500
Rice County Habitat for Humanity $228
NRC Nursing Assistant Class $500
Center for Sustainable Living: Earth Day $100
Vintage Band Festival $500
Boy Scouts Eagle: Garden Beds - Three Links $250
Human Rights Commission - Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration $100
Northfield Goal Club: Scholarships $275
Health Finders Collaborative $500
Hope Center $500
Ruth's House $500
Northfield Youth Choirs $400
Northfield Arts Guild: Family fun day $400
Northfield Community Band $250
James Gang Youth Wrestling Club: Scholarships $500
Friends of the Northfield Library $250
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon $100
TORCH $147
TOTAL
$6500

2013-2014

Recipient Award
Northfield Works: Community Action Center $500
Operation Backpack $500
Rice County Habitat for Humanity $125
NAUnited Way: Imagination Library $500
Friends of the Northfield Library: Trivia Bee $100
Center for Sustainable Living: Earth Day $100
Northfield Community Band $250
Children's Culture Connection: Arcadia Charter School $300
Human Rights Commission - Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration $100
Youth Sports Collaborative: Scholarships $300
Northfield Goal Club: Scholarships $275
Health Finders Collaborative $500
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: River Valley Conf. $500
Hope Center $500
Ruth's House $500
Northfield Area Summit on Climate Change $450
TOTAL
$5500

2012-2013

Recipient Award
Northfield CAC Food Shelf $300
Operation Backpack $500
Rice County Youth Individual Development Account (IDA) $225
NAUnited Way: Imagination Library ($300 & $100-literacy assist) $400
Friends of the Northfield Library: Trivia Bee $100
Center for Sustainable Living: Earth Day $100
Northfield Youth Choirs: Financial Assistance/scholarships $250
Northfield Hospital: Lucas Compression CPR Device $250
Northfield Retirement Community: Nursing Assistant Training $250
Human Rights Commission - Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration $100
Northfield Goal Club: Scholarships $275
Northfield Retirement Community: Youth Volunteer Day $250
Health Finders Collaborative $500
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: Clean up for Rice Creek Project $500
Hope Center $500
Ruth's House $500
TOTAL
$5000

 

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