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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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Introducing the new Nonprofit Resource Center!

All about the Nonprofit Resource Center At La Crosse Community Foundation we recently announced that we've created a Nonprofit Resource Center. This center will benefit La Crosse County nonprofit organizations and the community and can be found [...]
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Help us welcome our new teammate Taylor!

Taylor Corbett joins LCF as donor stewardship and communications manager We are SO excited to announce that we scored an incredible new teammate! Taylor Corbett was recently hired as the new, part-time donor stewardship and communications [...]
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Coulee Council on Addictions

A $15,000 grant from the Norman L. Gillette Sr. Family Fund was awarded to the Veterans Support Program of the Coulee Council on Addictions; this project would ensure continued free access to both individual and group recovery coaching for those [...]
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Marian Mieden Early Childhood Education Scholarship Read Full Story Donor Spotlight: Magerus-McKinney Fund Read Full Story Agency Fund Spotlight: La Crosse County Historical Society Endowments Read Full Story Featured Donor Stories Our donors are catalysts for good today, and for generations to come. Read More St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of La Crosse Legacy Fund Read Full Story

Grant Spotlights

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An experience with Bill Miller at Northside Elementary

Thanks to a 2019 grant from the June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund, students at Northside Elementary School in La Crosse were able spend meaningful time with Bill Miller, a Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, activist, painter, and Native flute player, originally hailing from La Crosse. The purpose of the project was to promote awareness of […]

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Recent Grant Recipients

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$1,000 | Mary Grace Sieber Fund | Education

This grant covers inclusive gaming controllers to assist students with fine motor challenges and increase independence.

La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program

$10,000 | Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund | Health and Human Services

Mentoring program that engages new tactics to assist veterans in overcoming challenges as they reintegrate into the community.

the Exchange/Shelter Development Inc

$30,000 | Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund & Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund | Health and Human Services

This grant assisted the Exchange to establish and maintain a furniture bank in La Crosse which recycles community donations and provides furnishings and home essentials to those in need.