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Philanthropic Options

Your Philanthropy.  Your Way.  For Your Community


By DONATING to St. Croix Valley Foundation, or one of our affiliated community foundations, your gift gets reinvested in your community.

As local funding priorities and needs change, the St. Croix Valley Foundation can respond. 


There are so many ways people invest in their communities.

Contact Heather Logelin to discuss the many giving options available to you.


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Funding Options

Give To Your Local Community Foundation

Gifts to one of our ten affiliated community foundations directly support local grantmaking and programs impacting your home town.

Field of Interest Funds

You can designate your gift for specific grantmaking areas (the environment, music education, health and wellness, the arts, etc.). Board and community members ensure your dollars work hard to advance opportunities and programs within your area of interest.

                      Fund Spotlight:

                      The St. Croix Valley Environmental Fund 


Donor Advised Funds

By establishing a Donor Advised Fund, you essentially establish an individual, family or business foundation within SCVF. This offers tax advantages and a long-term plan for your philanthropic intentions.


Fund Holders utilize this GRANT RECOMMENDATION FORM to make disbursements from the fund to nonprofit organizations.

Designated Funds

Interested in regularly supporting specific nonprofit organizations, for several years or forever? A Designated Fund makes your annual giving easy and automatic – until you decide differently.

Scholarship Funds

St. Croix Valley Foundation has helped hundreds of donors establish scholarship programs. Each one is unique, and each scholarship fulfills a heartfelt legacy in support of educational advancement.

Agency Funds

Nonprofit organizations establish funds to take advantage of SCVF expertise in accepting complex gifts, investment protocols, and economies of scale, which create a long-term funding source for their programs, capital or operating needs.  RECOMMEND A DISBURSEMENT FROM YOUR FUND

Investment Options

You can recommend a change in the investment portfolio

for the fund you advise during spring enrollment period

Donors expect the St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) to manage assets carefully, to meet their philanthropic goals today and into the future. Assets are prudently invested to ensure grants can be made to address current community needs, while also preserving and increasing assets for future generations. Investments are monitored by our Finance and Investment Committee, which works closely with an investment advisor specializing in nonprofit investments.

Learn About All Fund Investment Options

For advisors of Long-Term Endowed  Funds, the ESG investment pool is an option.


ESG references: 


Environmental considerations

       -- How a company performs as a steward of nature

Social considerations

       -- How a company manages relationships with suppliers, customers and communties where it operates

Governance considerations

       -- How executive pay, audits, employee satisfaction, internal controls, shareholder rights, etc. impacts corporate leadership and vision

The St. Croix Valley Foundation will provide the following  upon request:

  • Gift and Fund Acceptance Policies

  • Donor Privacy and Confidentiality Policies

  • NOTE: Annual Reports, IRS Form 990s, and financial summaries are available HERE

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