What we Do

What We Do: The SCVF partners with our ten affiliates to cover over 7,000 square miles in six counties serving a population of close to 500,000 (Chisago and Washington counties in MN and Burnett, Polk, St. Croix and Pierce Counties in WI).

SCVF encourages community philanthropy by helping people and organizations carry out their charitable wishes through donor-advised giving.  The SCVF administers 166 Donor Advised funds totaling 9.5 million dollars.  These SCVF funds have awarded over 6,000 grants totaling 20.6 million dollars to area non-profits allowing fund-holders to support the people, programs and places they love.

The SCVF implements foundation-led competitive grant programs directed to local community needs.   The SCVF provides donors with the opportunity to create or add to our Valley Impact Funds for causes that are closest to their hearts.

The Foundation has over five million dollars endowed to address a variety of causes including the arts, music education, health and wellness, the environment, and animals.  SCVF’s Valley Impact Funds and the corresponding competitive grants programs places grant dollars in the most capable hands at the right time, in perpetuity.

The SCVF manages the investments of 161 Valley Non-Profits representing 28.9 million dollars.   SCVF forms community partnerships to stimulate local conversation around important regional issues and supports local nonprofits, knowing a vital nonprofit sector makes our communities strong.