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La Crosse County Emergency Response Fund activated in response to COVID-19. More details here.

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La Crosse Community Foundation announces first fund aimed at Black equity

Announcing the Black Empowerment Fund Well, friends, this inspiring news has been hard to keep secret. We are elated to announced the formation of a new fund designed to support nonprofit organizations and activities in La Crosse County that, [...]
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La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded!

  Complete list of grants awarded: The Hunger Task Force was awarded $10,439 to help support their increase in demand from the 91 local pantries, meal sites, and youth programs they supply. Their local partners together serve [...]
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90 reasons to support your community foundation

We are keeping our birthday celebration going because we thought of another way to recognize our 90 years of doing good! Giving to your community foundation is a smart thing to do for so many reasons, but for our 90th birthday, we put together a [...]
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Agency Fund Spotlight: La Crosse County Historical Society Endowments Read Full Story St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of La Crosse Legacy Fund Read Full Story Tina Schwier Memorial Scholarship Fund Read Full Story Featured Donor Stories Our donors are catalysts for good today, and for generations to come. Read More Forever Society Member Spotlight: Jean Gitz Bassett Read Full Story

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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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Don Olsen Scholarship for Toya Reynolds

$600 | Don Olsen Hospitality Scholarship Fund | Education

This scholarship assists students studying hospitality services at Western Technical College. Ms. Reynolds is pursuing a degree in Culinary Management.

La Crosse Farmers Market Association, Ltd.

$3,000 | Community Giving Fund | Health & Human Services

To increase safety protocols and regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic and abide by the CPFM Access and Safety Program to improve access to healthy food for all customers, maintain vendor sales, and to better ensure a safe market for our customers and vendors.

Safe Families for Children

$2,100 | Schnurrer Fund | Health & Human Services

Safe Families is a community-based movement predicated on the belief that the safety and health of children is the responsibility of everyone. Safer Families intends to establish a presence in La Crosse County that promotes systems of natural support for families and deflects children from foster care.