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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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One-Stop Nature Shop

The La Crosse County Nature Connections Program is releasing a one-stop electronic resource for connecting with nature in La Crosse County – www.natureconnectionslax.org! This electronic Nature Guide is a resource aiming to make outdoor, [...]
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LCF and La Crosse SOUP Announces New Partnership

La Crosse Community Foundation and La Crosse SOUP announced last week a new partnership where La Crosse SOUP and its volunteers will continue its ongoing activities under the oversight and administration of the newly created La Crosse SOUP Fund at [...]
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Most ever awarded grants in one quarter!

Our Board approved over $322,000 in grant awards!! We're pretty sure this is the most money ever awarded through competitive grants in one quarter in our history. Stay tuned for more details about the 15 INCREDIBLE projects that received [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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Young Instrumentalist Folk Music Outreach

Great River Festival of Arts received a a $5,450 grant to provide folk music lessons to young students from area Boys and Girls Clubs during the August 2018 Great River Folk Festival at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Children played instruments such as  guitars and violins with a nationally touring folk performer and participated in […]

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Recent Grant Recipients

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region

$35,000 | General Fund | Health & Human Services

Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are 52 percent less likely to skip school and are shown to be more confident in their personal and academic lives. That’s why LCF granted $35,000 to Boys and Girls Club of the Seven Rivers Region to help in reducing the youth wait list as well as to support expenses related to enhancing their space for programming!

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra – Play it Forward

$2,800 | General Fund | Arts & Humanities

The Play it Forward program of La Crosse Symphony Orchestra received a $2,800 award to repair and refurbish used string instruments to use with music students participating in the program at the Boys & Girls Club locations in La Crosse.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Western Wisconsin

$4,500 | Dahl Fund | Health & Human Services

JDRF of Western Wisconsin received a $4,500 award from the Howard Dahl fund to support cutting edge juvenile diabetes research.