The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) is accepting applications for its Music Education Competitive Grant Program. Music Education grants support programs that enhance the quality of K-12 music programs for schools located in the St. Croix Valley.

Public and private schools located in Washington and Chisago counties in Minnesota and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Grants range from $500 to $5,000 and are evaluated on innovation, need, impact, goals, and budget. This year, the SCVF plans to award $34,000 to music education programs throughout the Valley.

The application form is available at scvfoundation.org. Proposals may be submitted now through October 4, 2019 and awards will be announced in December.

The Music Education Valley Impact Fund of the St. Croix Valley Foundation was established by Nyda Swanson in 2002. The widow of Earl Swanson, former CEO of Andersen Corporation, wanted to forever support the cause closest to her heart – music. The St. Croix Valley Foundation helped Nyda establish an endowed fund that provides annual grants for music education. Through SCVF’s competitive grant process, the Music Education Valley Impact Fund grants to schools with the most effective programming - placing grant dollars in the most capable hands at the right time, in perpetuity.

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