Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

St Croix Valley Community Foundation

Rating: 4 stars   4 reviews 413

Address:

516 Second Street No 214 Hudson WI 54016 USA

Mission:

The mission of the st. Croix valley community foundation is to enhance 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 peoples charitable interests and the funding needs to 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.

Programs:

Special community projects: in keeping with the foundation's mission, foundation staff members partner with other organizations, especially our affiliate foundations, to directly address changing community concerns. This includes: 1) fostering community dialogue around local issues -through regional forums and "conversations of the valley", a monthly public affairs luncheon; 2) promoting non profit performance through workshops and grants 3) working with our affiliates to strengthen their management, governance, and fundraising capacity; and 4) convening organizations to take collective action on specific community issues, such as the national heritage area.

fund management: these activities include working with donors, agencies and affiliated funds who already have established funds with the foundation and include technical assistance and training and education as well as accounting activities. There were approximately 110 funds managed in fiscal year 2015.

grants to art, education, human services, environmental, religious, health and other charitable organizations. Approximatley 600 grants were given in fiscal year 2015.

philanthropic services: these activities include working with donor prospects, with professional financial advisors and agencies who want to establish a fund with the foundation.

Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

(715) 386-9490
www.scvfoundation.org

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for St Croix Valley Community Foundation

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have found serving on this board to be an extremely rewarding experience. I believe I have made a significant impact through my variety of leadership roles. The meetings are well organized and productive. I've personally experienced the results of this organization through enlightened community involvement. I am a long time community volunteer and this experience taught me the value of different nonprofit organizations effectively coordinating efforts to serve citizens under the umbrella of a community foundation. This volunteer experience has made me feel as though I have participated in something worthwhile. The board is committed to working together. Board leadership in the committee chairs is impressive. We have an extremely capable professional team.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Being a board member for SCVF has been a rewarding experience. Each board member makes significant contributions and their efforts are recognized and appreciated. I have served on many nonprofit boards and SCVF is the best run, best organized, most efficient organization I have experienced. Philanthropy in the St. Croix Valley is valued and thanks to the SCVF the future of the movement is strong. The board has lively discussion but it is united in its decisions and goals. The small staff does a remarkable job of serving our donors, large and small. Part of the success is the professional attitude of all involved.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The staff and board have worked very well together leveraging the impact for increasing gifts to the foundation and as important, providing grants from the foundation. I've personally experienced the results of this organization through significant growth in gifts to the foundation in a time of uncertain economic conditions, and seeing needed programming benefit from grants increasing the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley, and indeed in other parts of the country. I have met an abundance of good people that founded the SCVF, and continue to help grow this important charity. One of the most significant accomplishemnts of the SCVF is the bringing together of like minded individuals (8 affiliate organziations) in the watershed to collaborate for the greater good. Historically, this would have been impossible, but through persistent leadership, the affiliate organizations comprising the SCVF are learning from each other to increase the giving opportunities to more people. At the most recent Legacy event, one of our grantees explained how a River Falls Wisconsin charity has helped the homeless, in particular young people that have no homes. The SCVF Board is very cohesive and effective. I've witnessed tremendous leadership to bring together affiliate organizations, grow assets under management in difficult economic times and the sensitivity to personally thank donors on a frequent basis. Based on increased gift amounts, increasing granting opportunities, the Board has been very cognizant of the importance of very clean audits, great return on investments for donors and appropriate marketing to constituents. The staff is led by an executive director that has grown quickly as a leader by effective listening and seeking significant board involvement through strategic planning. The staff is well coordinated, professional and highly sensitive to the needs of the donors and the grantees.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The passion of the people on the board is profound. I think the foundation has done an excellent job of diversifying their board. The staff at the foundation is very well read and helpful. The meetings are organized and their pre- meeting materials are timely.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar