The Hardenbergh Foundation awarded a capital project grant of $200,000 to the St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium. A dedicated group of volunteer grant writers is working to raise funds for the restoration and expansion of the 1916 Civic Auditorium in downtown St. Croix Falls.
Seven years of community planning concluded in 2016 with a plan to expand and restore the Civic Auditorium. The project plan was overseen by the City’s Community Development Authority which authorized the allocation of available TID dollars towards the project. The St. Croix Falls City Council also approved both the project plans and the allocation of TID financing.
This project has already received $500,000 from a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant as an incentive to bolster economic activity in downtown St. Croix Falls and to increase tourism and conference activity.
In addition to the Hardenbergh Foundation grant, the project has also received $125,000 in Foundation grants.