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Woman making a painting at easel


The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) recognizes that participation in arts and cultural activities enriches the region’s quality of life, promotes interaction among residents, and builds community across diverse groups. Therefore, the Valley Arts Initiative grant program intends to fund high-quality arts experiences – supporting artists and nonprofits, engaging the community, and ultimately fostering a rich and diverse arts ecosystem in the St. Croix Valley.   

Application process now closed; please check back in late fall 2022. 

Application open:
October 25, 2021

February, 2022

Application due date:

 December 17, 2021

Music Class


This grant program was made possible by a donor whose gift established an endowed fund specifically for music education. The donor, a former music teacher, wanted to give the gift of music to students, pre-school through high school. The goal of this grant program is to enhance the quality of music education programs in area schools.   

Application process now closed; please check back in fall 2022. 

Application due date:

 October 22, 2021

Application Portal 

December, 2021

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In recent years, SCVF’s Health and Wellness competitive grant program has focused on childhood obesity. This year, in response to the increased demand for mental health services related to the stresses of COVID-19, the SCVF and our ten Affiliates are collaborating on a Vibrant Communities Grant Program to support organizations addressing the behavioral health needs of our communities to promote good mental health. 

Application process now closed; please check back in winter 2022.


Questions about the new application process?
Please review the 
applicant video tutorial specific to the online application portal.

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Guidelines & Eligibility

Application Portal  

Application Open
February, 2021

April, 2022

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sunny houses along a Main Street

Each of our 10 affiliated community foundations administer grant-making independently, for the benefit of their individual communities. If you have a community-centered project, please contact the appropriate affiliated community foundation for their priorities, application deadlines and process.