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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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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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Job Posting – FTE Program Director NOW CLOSED

As the community’s foundation, our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the greater La Crosse area. We manage 200+ funds created by individuals, families or businesses to strategically invest their philanthropic resources to achieve their [...]
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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 will 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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Xylona Merrell Brownfield

$1,800 | John & Adeline Rice Scholarship | Education & Scholarship

Xylona Merrell Brownfield was awarded the John & Adeline Rice Scholarship. She will be attending UW-Madison majoring in Astrophysics with a minor in Chemistry. In her thank you note she wrote "I will be the first in my family to attend college. Growing up in a lower-income family has helped me understand the value of a college education and I am incredibly grateful to have this money to put towards my education."

Andrea L. Hinitt

$1,100 | Clayton & Vivian Veum Scholarship | Education & Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded to Andrea Hinitt who is majoring in Nursing with the goal of eventually becoming a nurse practitioner with a focus on mental health. In her thank you letter she wrote "This financial assistance you are providing will make a very big difference in my life. I will not have to worry about finances and will be able to focus on achieving my goals. Thank you for your benevolence and support."

Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the Seven Rivers Region, Inc.

$6,600 | Marjorie J. Stansfield Fund | Recreation & Wellness

Funding to assist with the installation of a bicycle playground in Lueth Park.