How to donate to PRIMEtime Collaborative

May 7, 2010

Now you can make a tax-deductible donation at to support the important programs of  PRIMEtime Collaborative. Your donation will make it possible to keep these important youth-serving programs running in a time of declining grant funds and significant budget cuts.

Donations made online at are secure and simple to make, and several area foundations contribute to pay the credit card transaction fees, so 100% of your donation goes directly to PRIMEtime Collaborative. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation – weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with  HCI also helps to convene the PRIMEtime Collaborative.  All funds donated through the link above, or through the Donate Now button on our “Donate” page, will be distributed directly to the PRIMEtime program partners.

Here’s the latest:

7.20.15City of Nfld logoThe City of Northfield and Northfield’s PRIMEtime out-of-school-time network were featured in a recent newsletter published by the National League of Cities.  The article highlights the efforts of the PRIMEtime collaborative to provide free summer programming to over 500 Northfield youth this summer.  Northfield is recognized as a national leader among small cities in creating citywide out-of-school-time systems. 4PM logo-orangeThe article notes the City of Northfield’s support for PRIMEtime, including partnerships with the Northfield Public Library, Northfield Police Department, and Northfield City Pool.  The piece also recognizes valuable financial grants provided to PRIMEtime by the Northfield Area United Way, Women In Northfield Giving Support, and Youthprise. Participating PRIMEtime summer programs include:

  • Summer PLUS – serving youth in grades K-5, four days per week for 7 weeks at Greenvale Park Elementary School
  • Summer BLAST – serving youth in grades 6-8, four days per week for 7 weeks, and splitting time between Northfield Middle School & Carleton College
  • The Key – a youth-run youth center in downtown Northfield, open daily to all youth ages 12-20
Partners in the PRIMEtime collaborative include the Northfield Public Schools,Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes, Carleton College, St. Olaf College, and Minnesota Alliance With Youth Promise Fellows program. To access the full National League of Cities article, CLICK HERE.

12.19.14 – As a result of the work of its PRIMEtime network, Northfield was invited by the National League of Cities to participate in its Citywide Afterschool System Building Leadership Academy last week. more »

12.19.14 – Northfield's PRIMEtime collaborative has been featured in the National League of Cities' "Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities." more »

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“The PRIMEtime programs provide safe and constructive after school and summer opportunities to kids who may not have access to other out-of-school time activities.”
– Zach Pruitt, Healthy Community Initiative