History and Mission

SCVF was founded in 1995 by forward-thinking individuals who saw the river as a bridge and not a boundary and recognized that our communities have common interests and issues.  They established the SCVF to provide a reliable means for people who care about this beautiful region to help Valley non-profits and communities by keeping philanthropic contributions local. Since its founding, the foundation has grown to 60M in assets and stayed true to its mission to enhance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley Region by:

  1. Helping people leave a financial legacy to forever support the places and programs they love
  2. Wisely investing individual, family, and organizational funds entrusted to its care
  3. Awarding grants to support the work of charitable organizations
  4. Convening individuals and organizations to find solutions to community concerns