Richfield Foundation







Partnering with people and organizations as a positive force for good in Richfield

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Our role in the community is to partner with people and organizations involved in projects and programs that work toward successful kids, secure families and a strong community by granting funds that support initiatives.

The Richfield Foundation is 501(c)3 organization run by people who care about the future of our community. Join with us by volunteering, making a financial donation or attending our events.



From day one, Joan Helmberger has served the Richfield Foundation in a leadership role. Joan was honored at the annual dinner on March 13, 2014  for her 25 years of service to the Richfield Foundation. In the photo, Steve Quam presents Joan with a Certificate of Appreciation at the dinner. 

Foundation Honors Joan Helmberger for 25 yearS of service

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Your generous donation today will help build a stronger Richfield tomorrow. As an all-volunteer, community-focused non-profit, the Richfield Foundation relies on the generosity pf people like you. Click here to donate online.

Susan Russell Freeman to speak at foundation dinner - VEAP's execute director to retire in april 2015

Richfield Foundation's Annual Dinner to be held on Friday, April 10 at Bloomington Knights of Columbus.

The Richfield Foundation is pleased to welcome Susan Russell Freeman to its annual dinner. Ms. Freeman, who has worked with VEAP since 1976 will share her observations about the growth of the agency from a small grassroots outreach to Minnesota's largest food shelf and a leading human services agency in the community. The public is invited to attend.

Dinner reservations may be made by contacting Lynnette Chambers at by March 27. Guests may choose beef, chicken, walleye or vegetarian entree selections.

For more information about dinner choices and RSVP details, please click here.

Susan Russell Freeman has guided the development of VEAP since 1976. She will retire as the executive director in April 2015


Do you have an idea for a project or outreach in Richfield to benefit the community? All you need is a little help to get it off the ground. Apply for a Great Ideas Matching Grant from the Richfield Foundation. Designed for smaller grassroots organizations, this grant program matches funds up to $1000.00.for great ideas that make a different in our community. Click here for more information and an application.

Richfield Foundation 2013 annual report

The Richfield Foundation is an active player in the life of the community. Read our annual report to discover how the foundation makes a difference in Richfield. To download a copy of the 2013 Annual Report. click here.

Richfield Foundation in the news!

The Richfield Sun Current newspaper recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Richfield Foundation. Click here to read the article.

The Richfield Foundation awarded its 2014 grants at the Richfield City Council meeting on December 9, 2014. Click here to view the video. Grant presentation begins at 24:55 in the video. 

Richfield Foundation Awards Grants