The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation seeks to improve the communities and schools in Spring Valley, Wykoff and Ostrander. Founded in 2011, the Foundation has raised funds and distributed over $70,000 to multiple projects like the Wykoff Veterans Memorial, the Gateway Academy for Stem Education and the Spring Valley Public Library Summer Reading Program. The Foundation's premier event is the Little Huskers 1K Fun Run which hosts over 250 children each year and encourages fun exercise for kids and adults.
The Foundation creates a professional structure for managing donations and a board structure for distributing funds. We work with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) on economic development and planned giving. SMIF has provided more than $100 million in grants, loans and programming within its 20 county region during the past 30 years to promote economic development and community vitality.
The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation strives to build a dynamic community by encouraging generosity, promoting civic engagement and providing the opportunity to enhance the quality of life by creating community partnerships.