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What isLa Crosse Community Foundation?

A grantmaking organization that manages endowed charitable funds established by individuals, families and nonprofits to support causes they care about both now and in perpetuity.

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Explore our 200 plus funds supporting a wide array of community needs.

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Ways to Give

You can give now or later, start your own fund or contribute to an existing fund.

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We have a job opening! We're seeking a part-time (10-15 hours a week) administrative assistant. You can view the full job posting here. Please share this opportunity with others you think may be [...]
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Scholarship Opportunities are Available

La Crosse Community Foundation manages 39 scholarship funds which together award nearly $250,000 in scholarships for students each year! Our local high schools and colleges/universities select our [...]
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La Crosse Community Foundation Hosts Information Session for Grant Seekers

La Crosse Community Foundation recently hosted an information and training session for La Crosse area grant seekers. Petra and Jamie gave an overview of the Foundation, about donors and the types of [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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GROW La Crosse Garden Education

With a mission as fresh as the food it connects children with, GROW La Crosse is introducing area youth to healthy food through garden education. Following a $5,000 General Fund mini-grant awarded in 2017, GROW La Crosse continues to expand nutritious food choices to area elementary schools while positively impacting their root behaviors.

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Recent Grant Recipients

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African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.

$5,000 | General Fund | Education

Funding to cover book, curriculum and other educational materials needed to add a new kindergarten class within their Clara Fields School of Excellence program

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

$300 | Harold E. Lemke Fund | Arts & Humanities

To purchase percussion equipment that will be owned by Onalaska High School but shared with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra

Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse Area

$75,000 | Special Initiative Fund | Community Improvement

Funds towards the building materials and subcontractor costs for the construction of three affordable homes as a part of their 5th and Mississippi Street public-private Homeownership Collaboration Project with CouleeCap, La Crosse Neighborhood Development Corporation and Rousch Rentals