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 over 60M in assets and stayed true to its mission – To enhance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley Region by: Encouraging charitable giving in the Valley – building permanent funds that will provide resources for the needs of today and tomorrow; Connecting people and programs – bringing together people’s charitable interests and the funding needs of programs and organizations; and Encouraging collaboration – forming partnerships and providing servant leadership through programs that enhance the quality of life in our region’s distinct communities.