Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund
It is our goal to award funding to a minimum of four young leaders each year, which would cover costs associated with training, leadership development, and unique educational and networking opportunities. Examples of funding include participation in the Rising Stars Seminar, the Technology of Participation training or an intensive Spanish course.
Grants are awarded by the Executive Director of the YMCA upon the recommendation of the Fund’s Grant Committee. Grants recipients will be expected to submit goals and anticipated benefits from all grant-funded opportunities as well as submit a report upon completion of the grant-supported activity.
The Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund, initiated by Just Food: Northfield Community Co-op, Inc., reflects a strong community partnership with the Northfield Area Family YMCA and is supported by a number of local organizations and individuals committed to the development of young leaders in the Northfield community, sustainable agriculture, and environmental initiatives.
We’re proud to share our Grant Recipients:
Kate Wall- Awarded Funds – Rising Stars Natural Foods Leadership Development Seminar
Aaron Wills- Awarded Funds - Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings Program
Angie Koch- Awarded Funds – Grantseeking Seminar (Minnsota Council of Nonprofits)
Monica Caldwell- Awarded Funds – Annie’s Project (Risk Management Education for Farm Women)
Jennifer Nelson- Awarded Funds – MOSES Organic Farming Conference
Betsey Allister & Andrew Ehrmann- Awarded Funds – Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings Program
Charlie Mandile- Awarded Funds - Course in Community Building and Increasing Public Health
Elia Read- Awarded Funds – Conference on National Affairs
Clifford Martin - Awarded Funds – National Peoples Action Leadership and Development Training
Victoria Ostenso and Eleanor Youngblood- Awarded Funds – Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference
Alexander Beeby- Awarded Funds – Rising Stars 2 Advanced Natural Foods Leadership Development Seminar
Emily Carroll- Awarded Funds – Understanding Somali Cultural Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices in Maternal Healthcare Workshop
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