an affiliate of St. Croix Valley Foundation

Serving northern Polk

and Burnett counties

Est. 2013

Volunteer-Driven, Community-Focused.

Serving the people and communities of northern Polk county and Burnett county in Wisconsin.

Northwest Alliance

Community Foundation

Board of Directors

Jennifer Turrentine (Chair)

Mark Buley (Treasurer)

Chris Byerly (Secretary)

Gary Gerds

Nancy Martin

Tracey Nooner

Jerry Tischer


The Northwest Alliance Community Foundation vision is to be recognized as a trusted partner with the knowledge and resources to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.


We grow our communities through your gifts. 

We accomplish this by acting as: 

  • Charitable resource (educating donors, offering flexible donation vehicles)

  • Steward (developing permanent endowment and legacy funds)

  • Grantmaker (awarding grants to enable nonprofit orgs and area communities to respond to emerging needs/opportunities)

  • Catalyst (mobilizing resources to nurture dreams and possibilities)


Founded in November of 2013 as a regional, grass-roots organization made up of passionate volunteers from nothern Polk and Burnett Counties in Wisconsin.



Northwest Alliance hosts the Connect & Care: Nonprofit Expo, which puts people in touch with a vast array of non-profit organizations serving northern Polk and Burnett counties. Also hosted is the 3 Lakes Bike Tour, spanning three days, covering scenic vistas, beginning and ending in Frederic, WI. 

Recent grant recipients have included:

Frederic Arts, Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, Burnett County 4-H, Burnett County Workforce Resources, Yellow Lake Food Distribution, Connections Store, Grantsburg Public Library, Friends of Frederic Library, Master Naturalists, Burnett County Drug and Alcohol Court, Endeavoutrs Adult Development Center, Siren School District, Grantysburg Area Food Shelf, Domestic Animal Wellness Cntr/Wildlife Rescue


Grants are awarded in a Spring and a Fall cycle. For more information.

Northwest Alliance Community Foundation

P.O. Box 111

Frederic, WI 54837