United. Together. For The Valley.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley has been established with a seed gift of $35,000.
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The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is a collaboration between trusted philanthropic resources in the St. Croix Valley: St. Croix Valley Foundation, United Way St. Croix Valley, and United Way Washington County East.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is designed to help simplify a complex situation and answer the question, “How Can I Help?” Donors are encouraged to continue their regular support of area nonprofits --the COVID-19 Response Fund simplifies giving, allowing funds to be directed where need is greatest.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will prioritize community-based organizations serving Chisago and Washington Counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties (Wisconsin).
The St. Croix Valley Foundation has ten affiliated community foundations throughout this six-county region (Amery, Chisago Lakes, Hudson, Lower St. Croix Valley, New Richmond, Northwest Alliance, Prescott, River Falls, Somerset and Stillwater). A donor can designate a gift to one of those areas and St. Croix Valley Foundation will ensure dollars are granted to support that community.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation is waiving administrative fees for the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley. This means (with exception of fees charged by banks/credit card companies) 100% of a donor’s gift will be used to help those most affected by COVID-19 in the St. Croix Valley.
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.
During the Phase One of grantmaking, staff will work to move resources as quickly as possible to community-based organizations directly supporting those most affected by this crisis.
COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is not able to provide grants to individuals. For information about community resources for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, contact the United Way at 211.
If You need help, United Way 2-1-1.
Eligible organizations should submit a brief application online.
TO GIVE, go to the COVID-19 Response Fund.
Read the Press Release.
For more information, see the FAQs.