Over $450,000 Raised, Food Shelves Receive Big Slice
The Covid-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley has distributed $377,500 to 64 nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Over 60% of those nonprofits are food pantries or are directly involved in community food support.
As communities continue to “flatten the curve” by sheltering-in-place, the economic slowdown is affecting more and more St. Croix Valley families. Through the compassion and generosity of local businesses, fund holders and community donors, the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley has topped $450,000.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley supports community organizations responding to basic needs such as food, shelter, financial assistance and mental health support related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is a partnership between St. Croix Valley Foundation, United Way St. Croix Valley and United Way of Washington County-East.
More Information About the Fund
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley supports community organizations responding to COVID-19 related needs in Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties (Wisconsin).
Initial funding was provided by the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation ($150,000), the Fred C. & Katherine B. Andersen Foundation ($150,000) and the SCVF ($35,000). Additional commitments from local affiliated community foundations, businesses, donor advised fund holders and others has brought the fund to over $450,000.
In a consolidated effort to help those most affected by COVID-19, the St. Croix Valley Foundation is waiving all administrative fees for the Covid-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley.
This means (with the exception of fees charged by banks/credit card companies) that 100% of a donor’s gift will be used to help those most affected by COVID-19 in the St. Croix Valley.
Who Should Apply For Funds
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools and other public entities.
Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will continue to be made weekly (Monday morning) as funds are available. Nonprofit organizations responding to basic needs and serving Washington, Chisago, counties (MN) and/or Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Pierce counties (WI) are encouraged to apply.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation is a philanthropic organization with the mission of enhancing the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley. Accredited by the Charities Review Council and the Council on Foundations’ National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, the SCVF serves two counties in MN (Washington, Chisago) and 4 counties in WI (Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Pierce). Ten affiliated community foundations are hosted under the structure and guidance of SCVF. For more information contact Heather Logelin, President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-386-9490.
The United Way St. Croix Valley helps ensure that all people in the St. Croix Valley can lead a healthy life, receive quality education, and experience financial stability. The United Way St. Croix Valley coordinates services in Polk, Pierce, St. Croix and Burnett Counties and provides the 211 Get Connected. Get Help. service (responding to immediate needs). For more information contact Ann Searles, Executive Director at email@example.com or 715-377-0203.
The United Way of Washington County-East works to unite our community and local resources to give each person the opportunity to build a better life. Areas served include river communities from Afton to Marine on St. Croix, also Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Stillwater, Hugo and Withrow. For more information contact Jessica Ryan, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org 651-439-3838.CALL 211 if you need help locating services.