Richfield Patch's list of the top local nonprofits making a difference in the community and people's lives.
Richfield is home to a variety of nonprofits working hard to provide support and services to those in need. For Patch Picks this week, we wanted to highlight five of those making a great deal of difference in the community and for those who make it up. Five Nonprofits Making a Difference Come back to Richfield Patch every Thursday for another Patch Picks topic.
The Richfield Foundation has selected 11 organizations to receive grant money to continue its work in the community.
The Richfield Foundation announced it will award over $10,000 in grants to various local nonprofits at the Richfield City Council meeting Tuesday night, according to a foundation press release. "The foundation focuses on youth activities—particularly youth at risk—and making Richfield a welcoming community for diverse populations," Gordon Hanson, member of the organization's board of directors, said. Representatives from the nonprofits will be at meeting to accept the checks. The grant money will help further the organizations' community efforts. The 2010 grant recipients are: The foundation received more than 30 applications and the board chose the recipients after giving each application a priority rating, of sorts. Those with the top …