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2020: A huge year for grant awards

2020, a great year for grantmaking Well, the infamous year 2020 is nearly over, and it will forever go down in history as the year we awarded more grants than we can ever remember doing before. The reasons why so many grants were needed this year [...]
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10 tips for year-end giving

It's the most wonderful time of the year - for giving! I just love, love, love the holiday season! I totally get that this most wonderful time of the year comes with a healthy dose of chaos and stress, but I still love the wonder and awe [...]
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4th quarter grants awarded!

List of 4th quarter grants awarded Our last grant round of the year recently closed, and we are pleased to present the full list of grants awarded. We awarded "business as usual" grants this round for new projects or expansion portions of [...]
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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.