resources that meet community needs

families about leaving a legacy



organizations and causes that improve lives

in the future of Polk and Burnett counties

For a list of local nonprofit organizations working in Polk and Burnett counties, click here.

We are excited to announce that, coming this spring, Northwest Alliance Community Foundation (NACF) is offering three Nurturing Your Nonprofit events. Please save the dates!


Building Resilience: How to Thrive in the Face of AdversitySponsored jointly with the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County.

  • Date: Thurs., March 21
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Polk County Government Center, Balsam Lake
Two Round Table Discussions - What's Happening in Your Nonprofit. An opportunity for area nonprofits to discuss current trends, issues and opportunities.
  • Dates: Wed, April 10 - focusing on Health and Wellness; AND Wed, April 24 - focusing on Youth and Families
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Frederic Arts Center, Frederic
Tips for Good Grant Applications. A panel discussion of area grant funders.
  • Date: Tues, May 21
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Northwest Passage Gallery, Webster
Stay tuned for additional information on each event.
All Nurturing Your Nonprofit Events will be free this year. Pre-registration is required! 


Applications for Vibrant Communities Mental Health Grants are now open! Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity for nonprofits responding to mental health needs in their communities throughout the St. Croix River Valley. Grants from $500-$10,000* are available. Applications close March 22.
This is the fourth year St Croix Valley Foundation has offered this grant program through a collaboration with their ten community affiliate foundations.
*Learn more about eligibility and apply online at

Northwest Alliance Community Foundation: Have you heard? St. Croix Valley Foundation's 2023 Annual Report is out! We are one of St. Croix Valley Foundation's ten community affiliates, serving Polk and Burnett Counties. Learn more about the work we're a part of here:

2023 Annual Report 

2023 Annual Report Impact Video

Imagine a gift that keeps on giving...for generations!  NACF offers donors simplicity and flexibility in charitable giving, maximum tax advantages and the knowledge that your gifts will benefit your community forever.


As an affiliate of the St. Croix Valley Foundation, NACF benefits from their investment and administrative expertise. Working together, we can get the best investment returns and have the greatest impact on our communities.


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Watch for the NACF Nurturing Community column in the Intercounty Leader called . Twice per month we will highlight area nonprofits and how they serve our community.

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