2017 Grant Recipients
This year, $16,500 in grant funds was awarded to twelve organizations. Thank you to all who applied for a grant and thank you to those who donated to the foundation!
Funding will support the facilitation of prevention classroom presentations focusing on topics such as teen dating violence, bullying, harassment, anger awareness and healthy relationships. This will support kindergarden through twelfh graders.
Loaves and Fishes provides free and nutritious meals to those that cannot meet their daily food needs. Grant funds will support two locations in Richfield at Hope Church and Woodlake Lutheran Church.
Richfield Meals on Wheels provides low-cost and nutritious meals to Richfield residents who are unable to prepare meals on their own. Funds will be used for general operations in order to keep the meals afordable.
Navigate is developing a downloadable and printed toolkit called Power not Panic/Poder no Panico, that localizes, outlines and highlights immigration resources. Funds will help with production and printing.
Oasis focuses on community-based outreach. Funds will be used to purchase critical supplies needed for youth at risk of homelessness.
People with Capes provide parent education, child/teen and parent communication skills, and child/teen and parent social skills training. Grant funds will be used to offset fees paid to professionals providing training in both English and Spanish.
People with Capes
Since 1980, the committee has advanced and promoted the observance of Independence Day in Richfield. Grant funds will be used for general operation in 2017.
The Richfield Historical Society has developed a live-action participatory program using the story of early settlement in Richfield. Funds will be used to expand the program, offering it in both English and Spanish.
Richfield's Unity in the Community event will be back in 2018. Members of the community come together at Veteran's park to celebrate our diverse heritage. Grant funds will support performers and chair rentals.
Richfield R.E.A.D.Y supports families in their efforts to develop competent and responsible youth by connecting them to the community. Grant funds will be used to provide scholarships and transportation to activities.
Tapestry will offer Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Classes are conducted simultaneously to encourage relationships across cultures. Funds will support class materials and childcare costs.
VEAP's Student Hunger Collaborative is designed to support low-income families with school-aged children by providing food packs for the weekend. Grand funds will be used to purchase food.