Inform. Invest. Improve. Those are the missions of WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support).
Since its beginnings in 2000, WINGS has grown to be Northfield’s second largest grantor to local nonprofits. With more than 300 members, WINGS is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Northfield. WINGS pools contributions from members to increase their impact.
In 2012, WINGS donated more than $58,000 to Northfield-based nonprofits, and it has given more than $500,000 since 2000.
From its inception, WINGS has focused its giving on organizations that improve the lives of women and children in our community, taking a wide variety of approaches. WINGS has funded everything from sports scholarships for local youths to safe housing for homeless women to preschool readiness to academic support for low-income students. Grants are given in four areas: basic needs, education, entrepreneurship and physical and mental health.
Anyone can make a contribution to WINGS on Give to the Max Day or through the WINGS website. WINGS especially welcomes women who are interested in learning more about philanthropy and joining this dynamic organization to give collectively to strengthen the Northfield community.