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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+ funds supporting a wide array of La Crosse area needs.

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

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Important Notice for Grant Seekers re: Franke Foundation

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation announced earlier this year that it will dissolve effective June 30, 2018. With the dissolution, a new fund will be created at La Crosse Community Foundation to continue Robert & Eleanor [...]
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Jumpstart Fundraising Program Launches Today for 10 area NPOs

Guidestar's recently released report, The Financial Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector - Facts & Observations, highlights the reality of the financial distress many nonprofits (NPOs) experience. Nearly 50% of all NPOs are not able to save [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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Library Literacy Playgroup 2

The Parenting Place Offers Literacy-Based Playgroup for Young Children at North Community Library

One in three American children still start Kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read. Children introduced to reading early on tend to read earlier and excel in school compared to children who are not exposed to language and books at an early age. Reading, rhyming, singing and talking – beginning from birth […]

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Recent Grant Recipients

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UW-La Crosse Foundation

$5,000 | Bob & Jean Marck Family Fund | Education & Scholarship

Funding to support the Jazz in the Park Free Concert Series during the summer of 2018.

Coulee Region Humane Society

$1,025 | M. Elizabeth Cason Fund | Recreation & Wellness

Unrestricted annual support for the general operating costs of the Coulee Region Humane Society.

Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin

$7,300 | PMJ Fund | Health & Human Services

Funding to increase access to psychiatric care in La Crosse. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) has integrated psychiatric telehealth services into its continuum of mental health services allowing an ARCW psychiatrist in Milwaukee to interface with patients La Crosse.