Nurturing Community – Community Referral Agency (CRA)

As published in the Intercounty Leader on February 21, 2023   The Community Referral Agency (CRA) has resources in Polk, Burnett and Barron Counties to provide emergency shelter and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free and confidential and are extended to all people in need, regardless…

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Nurturing Community – Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County

As published in the Intercounty Leader on February 7, 2023   Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County Whether you grew up here or have come from a more urban area, you’ll find the richness of the rural farming communities and the peaceful, slower pace of life in Polk County, bringing to mind a feeling of home.…

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Nurturing Community – 2023 Fall Grants Distributed

Happy New Year! As we plan for 2024, NACF will continue to use this column to feature our amazing area nonprofits and the importance of the work they do. If you made a New Year’s resolution to be more active in your community, consider volunteering your time and support for a nonprofit group; you will…

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NACF Awards Fall Grants to Area Nonprofits

NACF AWARDS FALL GRANTS TO AREA NONPROFITS [Nov 2, 2023] – The Northwest Alliance Community Foundation (NACF) has named eight area nonprofit organizations as recipients of its 2023 Fall Grant cycle. Thanks to an additional grant from 100 Women Who Care-Polk/Burnett, NACF is able to distribute $24,145 to nonprofits with an emphasis on health and…

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Nurturing Community

As published in the Intercounty Leader.   By: Jennifer Turrentine   Looking at the big picture and trying to understand all of its myriad component parts.  Trying to see what that big picture will be a few years from now.  Helping to frame what that picture will look like.  That’s what a community foundation strives…

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Nurturing Community – Ruby’s Food Shelf, Siren

Ruby’s Food Shelf opened its doors in 2009 and over the years has provided more than 800,000 pounds of food to residents living in Siren and Webster School Districts. People who are in need of a “hand up” are able to come to Ruby’s Food Shelf once a month; however, we are considered an emergency…

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Nurturing Community – Kinship of Polk County

As printed in the Intercounty Leader on Oct. 4, 2023   “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson   Kinship of Polk County was established in…

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Nurturing Community – Special Olympics

As printed in the Inter-County Leader on September 20, 2023.   The mission of Special Olympics Wisconsin is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with cognitive disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing…

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Nurturing Community – Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County

As published in the Intercounty Leader September 6, 2023   Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County was established as a nonprofit in 1998 to serve the people of Burnett County by providing assistance to those who cannot afford to provide for themselves. Although our focus is on the elderly, disabled, veterans and homebound, we have many…

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