We are fortunate to have a caring community that is extraordinarily supportive of our mission and hopes to see our neighbors achieve self-sufficiency. If you’re not already contributing to the Community Action Center, please consider two gifts: an unrestricted gift of money or a or a donation of goods.

Monetary Gifts

Gifts of any amount, particularly unrestricted gifts, allow us to meet the ongoing needs of our clients. Through these gifts we’re able to purchase food for the Food Shelf, gifts for children who participate in Christmas Sharing, provide emergency assistance, and help secure temporary housing for a family fleeing an abusive relationship. In order to make giving a gift as easy as possible, we’re happy to offer several donation options: CAC-Donate-Badge

  • Make a secure, online gift today using your credit card through GiveMNNetwork for Good, Razoo or by calling us at 507.664.3550.
  • Write a check (payable to the Community Action Center) and deliver it to our office or mail it to: 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS-200, Northfield MN 55057.
  • Consider a recudonate_now_piggyrring gift by enrolling in our electronic transfer of funds giving program. We’ll automatically deduct a gift (monthly, quarterly, annually — you choose) of whatever amount you decide. For more information, contact Executive Director Jim Blaha at 507.664.3550.
  • Make a legacy gift by including the Community Action Center in your will. A bequest ensures support for the organization in the years to come. For more information, contact Executive Director Jim Blaha at 507.664.3550. Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate your support and so do your neighbors!

Donation of Goods

The Food Shelf

The Food Shelf is open and accepts donations during the following times: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m. We also need supplies for campers — new or gently used sleeping bags and beach towels, and new sunscreen or insect repellent — which can be donated during Food Shelf hours. Donations to the Food Shelf should be made at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield.

The Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet accepts clothing and small appliances throughout the year. Donations are accepted Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please bring donations to the back door of the Clothes Closet’s location in the River Park Mall in downtown Northfield (600 Water Street South, (507-645-1389).

What kinds of donations are acceptable? Clothing that is clean and in excellent condition, shoes, boots, purses, scarves, jewelry; small household items such as dishes, glassware, pots and pans, kitchen utensils; small appliances including toasters, blenders, mixers, irons, vacuum cleaners (all in good working condition); linens such as sheets, blankets, bedspreads, pillows, towels; home decor including knick-knacks, pictures, lamps; toys (with all the parts together), books, games, puzzles (with all of the pieces);  DVDs, and CDs.  Please make sure the donations you bring to the Clothes Closet are freshly washed or cleaned and are in excellent condition.

What kinds of donations are not acceptable? Large appliances, microwave ovens, furniture, televisions, stereos and speakers, car seats, high chairs, baby bumper pads, stuffed animals, computers, printers, keyboards; cassette players or tapes; video players or VHS movies, medical equipment.

For Your Information

501 (c) (3) Letter of Determination

IRS Form 990 – Year 2014 – 2015

Annual Report

See Our Honor Roll of Donors

EIN: 41-0970984


The Community Action Center is a private, nonprofit organization serving the greater Northfield area whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

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