Why Donate?

Donations from citizens like you improve the communities and schools across Spring Valley, Wykoff and Ostrander. Donations have funded so many projects like the Little Husker Fun Run, the Children's Theater Programs, Spring Valley and Wykoff historical societies and more. Your donation is managed by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund and is distributed by the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation Board.

Donate now online or download the form and send it to us. You can also speak with any board member to make a donation.

Planned Giving

The goal of planned giving is to help you plan your estate and charitable giving in a way that benefits you, your family and charity. There are many ways you can make a planned gift to charity and enjoy tax and income benefits. Click here to get a quick overview of planned giving options or contact us via email or telephone. We are available to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

Plan to give in the future

Farmland Retention Program

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s Preserving Our Heritage program preserves one of the greatest natural assets of southern Minnesota: farmland. Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) retains the gifted land as an asset, allowing it to continue to be farmed. The land provides a lasting legacy for the community and region.

Farmland Retention Program

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