For Our Communities,
Partnerships with Principle
In 1995 a group of forward-thinking residents imagined a way for themselves and others to leave a legacy in the St. Croix Valley for future generations. The St. Croix Valley Foundation was the outcome, providing a reliable means for people who care about this beautiful region to contribute to its long-term welfare and livability.
Today our stewardship includes a collective $40 million in funds, including the assets of our 10 local affiliate foundations and their donors. Since 1995, some $15 million in grants has supported an array of initiatives, programs and nonprofits in our communities. That’s the strength in working together.
We carefully manage the financial gifts of individuals, businesses, families, and private foundations according to those donors’ wishes to support local communities and regional interests. Grants from the SCVF and affiliates typically support the arts, health, spiritual, environmental, civic, educational and human service causes in our six-county service region, including Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix in Wisconsin and Chisago and Washington in Minnesota.
The mission of the St. Croix Valley Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley Region by:
- Helping people leave a financial legacy to forever support the places and programs they love
- Wisely investing individual, family, and organizational funds entrusted to its care
- Awarding grants to support the work of charitable organizations
- Convening individuals and organizations to find solutions to community concerns