Youthprise strives to reduce disparities with and for Minnesota youth. Founded in 2010 by The McKnight Foundation, Youthprise invests in the future of Minnesota by investing in youth. It works to shift the trajectory for underserved young people. Guided by a strengths-based approach, Youthprise works to transform how funders, institutions, providers, and communities work with youth. Youthprise operates on multiple levels: supporting nonprofit organizations that serve youth, aligning efforts through citywide and statewide initiatives, and providing opportunities directly to young people.
Venn Foundation is a nonprofit public charity on a mission to unleash the full power of program-related investments (PRIs) to achieve charitable impact. Its vision is to create an entirely new category of flexible, below-market investment capital that can be directed creatively to projects and organizations across all sectors that are helping advance charitable goals. By opening a special donor-advised fund called a Venn Account, any individual or entity can recommend that their charitable donations be used by Venn to make PRIs. Venn can syndicate any one PRI among any combination of Venn Accounts. Financial returns from these PRIs go back to participating Venn Accounts for donors to recommend redeployment into new PRIs or as grants to nonprofits.
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (NHCI) is dedicated to building partnerships and encouraging community collaborations that support, value and empower youth. NHCI does this by bringing together programs and individuals and providing necessary supports so that they can best put their expertise and resources toward efforts that positively impact youth. NHCI offers support in six categories: sharing knowledge, convening like-minded programs and individuals, building capacity, grant writing and reporting, tracking and evaluating effectiveness, and implementing activities.
Community Action Center of Northfield
The Community Action Center (CAC) has a mission to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort. Their programs – from Creating Homes to Feeding the Hungry – meet the most basic needs of individuals and families who are seeking help. As a nonprofit organization serving the life-sustaining needs of those in Northfield and the surrounding area, many people rely on the CAC for support as they seek independence.
Northfield Public Schools - Community Services Division
Northfield Public Schools Community Services supports the learning and participation of adults and children in the Northfield community. Through citizen involvement, access to school and community resources, and promotion of collaboration and partnerships, Community Services brings the community together. Community Services offer programs that develop skills, inspire creativity and promote living healthfully.