2018 Grant Recipients
This year, a record $21,500 was awarded to fourteen organizations. Thank you to all who applied for a grant and thank you to those who donated to the foundation!
Assistance League sponsors three programs in Richfield schools: Start Smart, Our School Reads, and Links to Learning. Funds will support partial funding of these programs.
Cornerstone provides facilitation for kindergarten through twelfth grade on prevention classroom topics such as teen dating violence, bullying, harassment, anger awareness, and healthy relationships. Funds will support school-based essential work.
Crossroads Panorama will host a three-week workshop for participants to learn the art of storytelling, creative writing and resources for publishing their stories. Funds will help cover the workshop costs.
Loaves and Fishes provides free, nutritious meals for those that cannot meet their daily food needs. In 2017, 18,013 meals were served at two sites in Richfield. Funds would support the two sites in the community.
Oasis focuses on community-based outreach. Funds will be used to purchase critical supplies needed for youth at risk of homelessness.
Funds will be used for materials to start the middle school science program - with a research-based, hands-on learning.
People with Capes provides parent education and child/teen and parent communication and social skills training. Funds will help offset fees paid to professionals providing training (in both English and Spanish).
Since 1980, the committee has been advancing and promoting the observance of Independence Day in Richfield. Funds will support general operations for a successful celebration in 2019.
Funds will help reprint the popular book - Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb. Sales from the book support operating costs for the Richfield Historical Society Center.
The Richfield Human Rights Commission will provide support and resources for a program for Richfield High School students. The program will have learning opportunities and resources to develop culturally relevant and historically accurate presentations for students, staff and caregivers.
Funds will support guest speakers to educate, engage and inspire students and parents in Richfield Middle School.
Tapestry provides language classes in Richfield, serving over 50 students. Funds will help cover teacher costs, childcare needs and class materials.
TreeHouse meets the spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of at risk teens in the community. Funds will support mentoring, leadership retreats, monthly meetings and a welcome committee for new teens and visitors.
VEAP is trying to bridge the gap between poverty and poor nutrition - leading to better health, parenting, handling stress and job performance. Funds will support the summer youth food program, providing fresh fruit and vegetables to the community. There is also a mobile pantry component for Richfield residents.