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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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Grant Story: A community of healthier smiles

A story worth smiling about As we look back on the past year and half, it has often felt hard to find things to smile about. Thanks to Scenic Bluffs Dental Clinic opening in September of 2020 there are many more reasons for our community members to [...]
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Together we can be For Good. Forever.

When we give together, we do better Are you ready to join your friends and change this community we love For Good. Forever? For over 90 years, people like you have given to the La Crosse Community Foundation. When I think of what this [...]
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New funds started in final quarter of 2021

Announcing nine new funds in fourth quarter Please join us in welcoming the following group of new fund holders to the LCF family! Nine new funds were approved by our board of directors in November. We are incredibly grateful for all those who [...]
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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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Chileda

$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.