Serving Our Community

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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Ways to Give

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

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2023-24 Global Awareness Classroom Grant RFP

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS – Released September 19, 2023   GLOBAL AWARENESS FUND CLASSROOM GRANT Attention all K-12 staff in La Crosse County schools! If you would love to bring a special multicultural experience to your students, but need the [...]
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Common Misconceptions About Community Foundations

A look at the misconceptions and realities of community foundations When it comes to community foundations, misunderstandings and misconceptions are common. Community foundations, which play an essential role in promoting local philanthropy, are [...]
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Nicholas Byrne Padesky Scholarship Redefines Traditional Criteria

Channeling Philanthropic Gift Requires Thought Nicholas Padesky had always considered himself fortunate. When his parents, Tim Padesky and Tara Johnson, informed him of their intention to commemorate his Central High School graduation with a gift [...]
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Nicholas Byrne Padesky Scholarship Redefines Traditional Criteria Read Full Story La Crosse Community Champions: Don and Barb Frank receive the 2023 Forever Friends Award Read Full Story Ron and Valerie Burman: Ron Burman leaves $3.2 million legacy gift to advance arts education. Forever Society Spotlight: Remembering Ron Burman, and his beloved wife Valerie Read Full Story Featured Donor Stories Our donors are catalysts for good today, and for generations to come. Read More Fund Spotlight: Heather & Stephen Ross and Maureen & Robert Freedland LPEF Fund for Diversity Education Read Full Story

Grant Spotlights

Lists of Quarterly Grant Recipients

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Featured Grant Stories

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GearUp Inc. Levels Playing Field for First-Generation Students

GearUp Inc. fills void in education funding When Unity Vang starts classes at the University of Wisconsin–Stout next week, she’ll represent the first generation in her family to attend college. It’s an entirely new experience for all of them — so many preparations and so many unknowns. But with help from GearUp Inc., she’ll be […]

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