ST. CROIX VALLEY FOUNDATION AND
THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY
Area nonprofits are often described as the boots on the ground in a community; where needs are identified, trends first recognized and solutions readily presented. Nonprofit agencies provide services and resources that meet pressing community needs and enhance the quality of life in the Valley.
St. Croix Valley Foundation supports area nonprofits through endowment management, capacity building and grant making.
SCVF Fiscally Sponsored Organizations -- Submitting Expenses
ENDOWMENT FUND MANAGEMENT
St. Croix Valley Foundation manages and administers endowment funds for over 100 area nonprofit organizations. St. Croix Valley Foundation can accept gifts that most nonprofits are simply not equipped to administer. These funds provide long-term financial security, allowing the nonprofit to focus on the important work they do in our communities.
CAPACITY BUILDING - THE C.I.S. PROGRAM
St. Croix Valley Foundation works to build partnership among donors, foundations, nonprofit organizations and grant recipients to foster collaboration, share ideas and solve problems.
Consultants in Service (C.I.S.) is a St. Croix Valley Foundation program matching volunteers with specific expertise to nonprofit organization with unique needs. This professional consultation service is free to eligible nonprofits.
GRANT MAKING TO NONPROFITS
Music Education, Health & Wellness, and Valley Arts grant programs are administered by St. Croix Valley Foundation for region-wide benefit and impact.
Locally-focused grants are also available and are administered by each of our 10 affiliated community foundations. Each community foundation has unique grant making priorities, guidelines and processes.
STATE OF THE VALLEY REPORT - HIGHLIGHTING NEED
The State of the Valley website/report presents socio-economic indicators for Chisago and Washington Counties in eastern Minnesota and Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in western Wisconsin. These counties, encompassing the St. Croix River Valley, have a combined population of nearly half a million residents.
While the St. Croix River delineates the state border between Minnesota and Wisconsin in this region, it is also the unifying feature for these six counties.