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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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YWCA Justice Circles
La Crosse Community Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to the YWCA for their Justice Circles program in 2018. Justice Circles provides an alternative approach to addressing conflict in schools, focusing on restoring relationships in lieu of just punishing students. This strategy helps to keep students in school and out of the juvenile justice system. The grant year […]Read Full Story
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Rotary Works Foundation, Inc.
$500 | Tom and Ann Monson Family Fund | Arts & Humanities
Awarded to aid in the construction of a Band Shell for the new Band Stage at Riverside Park, which many Consortium members use to provide free entertainment for the community. The Band Shell design mirrors the architecture of the blue bridges, uses trees to honor our cities logging history,and will have the same copper shingles as the gazebo at Pettibone Park to tie the parks together visually. This theme will compliment the city's historic downtown.
School District of La Crosse
$3,000 | June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund | Culture & Diversity
The Pretty Brown Girl program serves to empower girls to advocate for themselves and others and set goals for their futures and build strong female connections and solid relationships. Pretty Brown Girls provides an outlet and safe space in the community for African American girls who currently do not have this or other opportunities.
$17,380 | Community Giving Fund | Environment
This award helps bring nature education to the classroom by supporting the capacity of the Crittermobile program to within a 50 mile radius of La Crosse. The Crittermobile program allows a WisCorp Nature teacher to take several educational animals to schools, libraries, summer camps, and senior centers to teach about habitat, adaptations, and conservation, eliminating the transportation barriers many schools and organizations face with the high cost of field trips.