We envision communities where families plant their roots, know their neighbors and grow together. The essential ingredient for homeowner success is knowledge and support.
With a focus on fiscal responsibility, we work to serve more parents, grandparents, guardians, and most importantly – children, to construct quality houses that are sold to homebuyer families through no-profit, no-interest loans.
Homebuyers complete 250 to 500 sweat-equity hours and other requirements, pay for their homes, property taxes and all upkeep, and maintain current payments on their properties.
Dedicated staff members support the efforts of over 650 volunteers to raise funds, qualify homeowner applicants, build houses, provide administrative support, and much more..
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity helps families with safe, affordable housing.
In 1996, a group of concerned and motivated individuals in River Falls, WI. and surrounding communities founded our local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.
In 2014, we completed the first neighborhood-scale project of its kind to combine cutting edge, energy efficient technology, durable building materials, and renewable energy generation in our Eco Village project, which included 18 homes in River Falls.
Today we are a thriving organization in Pierce and St, Croix Counties. We have partnered with nearly 70 families to help achieve the goal of home ownership.
By connecting with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable, sustainable, quality homes, we know that lives are changing..
As one of 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, St. Croix Valley Habitat recognizes that affordable home ownership is at the heart of successful families.
Volunteers and donor support helps us make this a reality for so many. If you know of a family looking for a home in our community visit
Kristie Smith, Executive Director
Kristie has a background in nonprofit work and communications, after spending more than 30 years in media, marketing, project development and organizational leadership. Together, she and her husband have five kids, the youngest is a freshman in college, and they all share a loving and loyal dog named Maddie. In her free time, Kristie works in her gardens and spends time on the lake in Northwestern Wisconsin.
Kailey Nourse, Operations Administrator:
Kailey was introduced to the nonprofit world of 4H at an early age and always knew it was a world she wanted to stay in. Her Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications and time in construction offices led her to St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. In her free time, Kailey bakes cupcakes and enjoys golf.
Madeleine Philpott, Construction Supervisor
Madeleine was introduced to Habitat for Humanity as a teenager volunteering for a collaborative project organized by three faith communities. After college, she served as an AmeriCorps member with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for two years. Madeleine has a degree in sustainable farming and homestead arts from Sterling College and has worked on farms, construction and building maintenance. In her free time she enjoys weaving, crocheting, biking and gardening.
St. Croix Valley Habitat’s Board of Directors & Executive Committee are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds with the resources, wisdom, and passion to lead in constructive, effective, and meaningful ways.
Our board is charged with long-term planning and governance, as well as overseeing the organization’s interests and well-being including policy and strategic development, governance, financial management and fund raising, among other activities.
Board members take the lead in welcoming families and conducting home dedications to recognize and thank sponsors and congratulate new home buyers.
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.
Our EIN number is: 39-1857467
Our finances are managed monthly by CPA firm Clifton, Larson, Allen. Annual auditing services are performed by Johnson Block & Company. We are committed to transparency and have earned a bronze seal as a nonprofit registered with GuideStar. All files on this page are available for download in PDF format.