Via the St. Croix Valley Foundation:
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley this week distributed $195,500 to 22 nonprofit organizations working to meet basic needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. The 22 organizations received grants ranging from $20,000 to $500 to help respond to needs for food, shelter, financial assistance and mental health.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley was established as a collaboration between the St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF), United Way St. Croix Valley (UWSCV) and United Way Washington County East (UWWCE). The Response Fund will support community organizations responding to COVID-19 related needs in Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties (Wisconsin).
Initial funding was provided by the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation ($150,000), the Fred C. & Katherine B. Andersen Foundation ($150,000) and the SCVF ($35,000). Contributions have also been made by SCVF fund advisors, community businesses and the general public. Contributions may be made online at https://www.scvfoundation.org/covid-19.
Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley will continue to be made weekly. Local nonprofit organizations responding to basic needs are encouraged to apply at https://www.scvfoundation.org/covid-19-form-nonprofits. The application deadline for next week’s grants is 9am Monday, April 6.
Week of March 30, 2020
|The Salvation Army-Faith House (Siren, WI)||$5,000.00||Financial Assistance, Housing||Burnett|
|Yellow Lake Food Distribution (Danbury, WI)||$2,500.00||Food||Burnett|
|Burnett County Foster Closet (Siren, WI)||$500.00||Food||Burnett|
|Friends of Grantsburg Library – Little Free Pantry (Grantsburg, WI)||$500.00||Food||Burnett|
|Center for Independent living for Western Wisconsin (Menomonie, WI)||$5,000.00||Food, Mental Health||N/A|
|Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence (River Falls, WI)||$15,000.00||Housing, Mental Health||Pierce|
|Assistance & Resource Center (River Falls, WI)||$10,000.00||Financial Assistance||Pierce|
|Our Neighbors’ Place (River Falls, WI)||$10,000.00||Food, Housing||Pierce|
|St. Croix Valley Restorative Services (River Falls, WI)||$5,000.00||Mental Health||Pierce|
|Community Referral Agency (Milltown, WI)||$15,000.00||Housing, Mental Health||Polk|
|Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County (Milltown, WI)||$10,000.00||Food, Mental Health||Polk|
|Clear Lake School District – Backpack Program (Clear Lake, WI)||$1,000.00||Food||Polk|
|The Salvation Army- Grace Place (New Richmond, WI)||$20,000.00||Financial Assistance, Housing||St. Croix|
|West CAP (Glenwood City, WI)||$20,000.00||Food, Financial Assistance||St. Croix|
|Operation HELP (Hudson, WI)||$10,000.00||Financial Assistance||St. Croix|
|UWSCV John Coughlin Food & Resource Center (Hudson, WI)||$10,000.00||Food||St. Croix|
|Five Loaves Food and Clothing (New Richmond, WI)||$2,500.00||Food||St. Croix|
|Somerset Community Food Pantry (Somerset, WI)||$2,500.00||Food||St. Croix|
|Hudson Area Backpack Program (Hudson, WI)||$1,000.00||Food||St. Croix|
|Canvas Health (Oakdale, MN)||$20,000.00||Mental Health||Washington|
|FamilyMeans (Stillwater, MN)||$20,000.00||Mental Health||Washington|
|Youth Service Bureau (Stillwater, MN)||$10,000.00||Mental Health||Washington|