Nurturing Community – Burnett County 4-H

BURNETT COUNTY 4-H When you join 4-H, you are part of something big! 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, with more than six million members and over 90,000 clubs. Since it began in the early 1900s, 4‑H programs’ hands-on approach gives young people the guidance and tools, and then encourages them to “learn…

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Nurturing Community – League of Women Voters

JOIN THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The League of Women Voters of St Croix Valley is our local chapter of the LWV-Wisconsin, and we cover Burnett, Polk, and St Croix counties. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with national recognition of empowering voters for over 104 years. We do not support or oppose any candidates…

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Nurturing Community – Friends of Crex

THE FRIENDS OF CREX   The Friends of Crex is a nonprofit organization with nearly 500 active members that supports the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Grantsburg, WI. Crex Meadows Wildlife Area consists of over 30,000 acres of state-owned land and is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The wildlife area is…

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Nurturing Community – Humane Society of Burnett County

Humane Society of Burnett County By Joanne Manning   “Rescue does not mean damaged; it means they have been let down by humans!” Have you ever wondered how the Humane Society of Burnett County came to be? Well, a group of dedicated people came together for animals, and we were incorporated on November 13, 2000…

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Nurturing Community – Salvation Army Faith House

THE SALVATION ARMY FAITH HOUSE IN SIREN The work of The Salvation Army Faith House of Burnett County has historical ties to the mid-1800s. Minister William Booth began what is now known as The Salvation Army in England as a means to help the poor and destitute throughout London who were not willing to attend,…

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Nurturing Community – Applications Open for Vibrant Communities Mental Health Grants

  The Northwest Alliance Community Foundation (NACF) is again joining with the St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) and its affiliates to launch the Spring 2024 Vibrant Communities Mental Health Grants.   The application is now live, with a deadline of March 22.  Learn more about eligibility and apply online at scvfoundation.org/grants. The Vibrant Communities grant program recognizes that supporting mental health and wellbeing lies on a…

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Nurturing Community – Community Referral Agency (CRA)

As published in the Intercounty Leader on February 21, 2023   The Community Referral Agency (CRA) has resources in Polk, Burnett and Barron Counties to provide emergency shelter and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free and confidential and are extended to all people in need, regardless…

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Nurturing Community – Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County

As published in the Intercounty Leader on February 7, 2023   Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County Whether you grew up here or have come from a more urban area, you’ll find the richness of the rural farming communities and the peaceful, slower pace of life in Polk County, bringing to mind a feeling of home.…

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Nurturing Community – 2023 Fall Grants Distributed

Happy New Year! As we plan for 2024, NACF will continue to use this column to feature our amazing area nonprofits and the importance of the work they do. If you made a New Year’s resolution to be more active in your community, consider volunteering your time and support for a nonprofit group; you will…

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