About the Foundation
Women in Northfield Giving Support (WINGS) is a 100 percent volunteer-led grassroots organization committed to improving the lives of local women and youth. WINGS took flight in 2000 when a small group of visionary women came together to pool their resources and make the most of their giving.
Thanks to the generosity of its members, the WINGS endowment fund now totals more than $660,000. The fund’s earnings provide for annual grants to nonprofit organizations that contribute to the health, safety, education, socialization, artistic growth and economic stability of the community.
How WINGS Makes a Difference
WINGS provides grants to nonprofit organizations serving women and youth in the Northfield area. Since its founding, WINGS has given more than $890,000 to local nonprofits. The organization supports initiatives in the folowing areas: basic needs; education; physical and mental health; and entrepreneurship.
WINGS gives priority to programs that address financial need and increase access to opportunity, offer a proactive approach to solving a community problem, address systemic change, build capacity by leveraging resources through partnerships with other funders and result in tangible outcomes..