Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Richfield Foundation awarded more than $11,000 in grants to local organizations, projects and schools.
Editor's note: The following is a Richfield Foundation press release. In 2012, the Richfield Foundation continued its 30-plus year tradition of awarding grant money to projects and organizations that are working to strengthen the community, while also refocusing its mission in serving the people of Richfield. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Richfield Foundation is uniquely positioned to make a positive difference in partnering with outreaches working to strengthen Richfield. Combining a long history of service to Richfield and a new mission focus, the Richfield Foundation is prepared to work for a bright future for the community. The foundation awarded $11,200 in grants in 2012. In mid-December, the Richfield Foundation announced …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A recent audit found that the city had been contributing money to some nonprofits without proper authorization, however, the city manager thinks there was some miscommunication.
After its annual audit, the City of Richfield is now looking at how to continue funding its partnerships with local nonprofit service agencies. According to City Manager Steve Devich, when the audit findings were released to the city, the auditor randomly pulled one of the payments made to a social service agency. The auditor found that the city didn't have statutory authority, or charter authority, to make the so-called donation. This prompted a look into all payments to service organizations. However, Devich believes there was some miscommunication between the auditor and city staff. He said the city has service contracts with all the agencies it partners with, which he thinks the auditor wasn't aware of when the payments were studied. …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Once again Richfield High School sports teams have partnered with Cornerstone, a domestic violence prevention and intervention agency, to participate in the Taking Initiative Everyday Campaign, which aims to end dating violence. Athletes are wearing purple laces, stickers or ribbons during their games and matchups throughout February to show their support for the campaign. TIE is being done as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which runs the entire month of February. The following Richfield sports teams are participating: For more information, contact Amy Kondziolka, program manager at Cornerstone, at 952-884-0376.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The recipients will be presented their grants at the Richfield City Council meeting Tuesday night.
The Richfield Foundation, a community-based foundation, recently announced eight area charities and special projects will receive grant money to be used to benefit people in the community. A total of $11,500 will be given out: The Richfield Foundation annually accepts applications for grant awards. Applications are reviewed and a select number of recipients are chosen. Typically, the foundation focuses on efforts that benefit at risk youth and making the community a welcoming place for all citizens. The grants will be formerly presented at the Richfield City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
After it was announced that many legislators would be receiving retroactive pay after declining their salaries during the shutdown, some Minnesotans were outraged. Rep. Linda Slocum responds to her donation of her funds.
Rep. Linda Slocum (D-Richfield) announced today that her donation to Bloomington-based Cornerstone—a local advocacy organization that serves battered women and families in Richfield and other cities—was not politically motivated. As previously reported by Patch, Slocum planned to donate her retroactive pay for the time she declined to be paid during the 20-day Minnesota government shutdown. Apparently, many were outraged by legislators taking back-pay and Slocum sent an e-mail statement Tuesday: "During the government shutdown, I stood in solidarity with laid-off state workers and did not receive my paycheck. Once the shutdown was completed, I was informed by the House Budget Office that they could not donate my back pay, and I had to take…
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Cornerstone's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event attracts men from across the Twin Cities to trade in their loafers for women's heels.
Editor's Note: All information was taken from a Cornerstone press release. Men from across the Twin Cities will meet at Mall of America April 1 to gear up for Cornerstone's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 16, where the guys will trade in their loafers for three-inch high heels. Cornerstone is a local advocacy organization that serves battered women and families in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and St. Louis Park, MN. April 1 serves as a practice for the men before they take part in the April 16 event, which takes place from 8-9 a.m. at Mall of America at the Macy's store court. For registration information or to support a registered walker visit firstgiving.com/cornerstonemn. Entry is $25. View the photo gallery above…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A local advocacy group receives funding to partner with Richfield and other local cities' law enforcement to better protect victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Cornerstone, a local domestic abuse organization. Cornerstone was awarded a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant from the Office of Justice Programs to replicate the Blueprint for Safety Project. The blueprint project will be done in conjunction with five Hennepin County cities, including: Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and St. Louis Park. The Blueprint for Safety was created to insure that justice system works together to better protect victims of domestic assault, sexual assault and stalking. The St. Paul Blueprint program was successfully implemented in Ramsey County in 2010. Cornerstone has long had a collaborative approach to working with law enforcement and …