After receiving generous support from the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation ($150,000) and the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation ($150,000), plus seed money from the SCVF Health & Wellness Fund, The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley now stands at $335,000.
Nonprofit organizations (which serve areas outlined below) that would like to be considered for a grant from the Fund should fill out a brief online application.
Grantmaking from the Fund will begin on Monday, March 30. Information about subsequent grantmaking phases will be posted at https://www.scvfoundation.org/covid-19.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley the been established as a collaboration between the St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF), United Way St. Croix Valley (UWSCV) and United Way Washington County East (UWWCE). The Response Fund will support community organizations responding to COVID-19 related needs in Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties (Wisconsin).
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley has been established to coordinate efforts and quickly get charitable resources where they are needed most, with an initial focus on the basic needs of those most significantly impacted by this crisis. Because this is a challenging time for local nonprofits, as many do not have the staff to meet growing needs and raise funds, this initial focus for the COVID-19 Response Fund will empower community members to donate and help fill critical gaps to ensure people are getting the services they need.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will prioritize community-based organizations that serve Chisago and Washington Counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties (Wisconsin).
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will be administered in multiple phases to address immediate and longer-term needs related to this crisis. During Phase One, priority will be given to organizations working to meet the basic needs of those most significantly impacted by this crisis. Future grant phases will be communicated as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to quickly adapt to evolving needs.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will make 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. This Response Fund is not currently able to fund businesses, or nonprofits with 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), or 501(c)(6) status.
Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will be recommended by an advisory committee appointed by the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE. These appointees could include staff, board members, affiliated community foundation board members and/or other community partners of the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE.