St. Croix Valley Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Croix Valley Foundation is to advance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley 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. Facilitating progressive approaches, forming partnerships and providing servant leadership through programs that enhance the quality of life in our region’s distinct communities.

Contact Information

516 Second Street, Suite 214
Hudson, WI 54016

General Information

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Principal Staff
Jane Hetland Stevenson
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Board Chair
Todd Gillingham
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Impact and Programs

The St. Croix Valley Foundation impacted the region by giving grants and scholarships of over $1 million. By supporting the National Heritage Area Initiative the St. Croix Valley Foundation hosted over 650 people at 17 meetings throughout the watershed to celebrate stories, conserve natural and historic resources and help promote future economic growth.
Current Goals
Create a new asset development plan that will allow us to reach a five-year asset development goal. Support and nurture all of the current affiliates as well as bringing on new affiliates in the region. Increase awareness of the St. Croix Valley Foundation in the region. Secure, build, and disburse funds to address the changing needs of the St. Croix Valley. Increase SCVF’s unrestricted fund in order to ensure we have emergency funds, can meet our obligations for operating expenses, and can grow our community outreach/grant making capabilities. Plan for the future and invest in infrastructure.
Community or Constituency Served
The St. Croix Valley Foundation serves Washington and Chisago Counties in Minnesota, and St. Croix, Pierce, Polk and Burnett Counties in Wisconsin.
Geographic Area Served
The St. Croix Valley Foundation serves the watershed of the St. Croix River.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $1,702,062 88.1%
Management $179,307 9.3%
Fundraising $50,223 2.6%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $54,893 $-47,305 $-75,406
Beginning of Year: $-47,305 $-75,406 $-598,702
Difference: $102,198 $28,101 $523,296

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