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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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One-Stop Nature Shop

The La Crosse County Nature Connections Program is releasing a one-stop electronic resource for connecting with nature in La Crosse County – www.natureconnectionslax.org!This electronic Nature Guide is a resource aiming to make outdoor, [...]
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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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Most ever awarded grants in one quarter!

Our Board approved over $322,000 in grant awards!! We're pretty sure this is the most money ever awarded through competitive grants in one quarter in our history. Stay tuned for more details about the 15 INCREDIBLE projects that received [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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Young Instrumentalist Folk Music Outreach

Great River Festival of Arts received a a $5,450 grant to provide folk music lessons to young students from area Boys and Girls Clubs during the August 2018 Great River Folk Festival at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Children played instruments such as  guitars and violins with a nationally touring folk performer and participated in […]

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Recent Grant Recipients

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Goodwill Industries North Central Wisconsin

$2,500 | Kjome Justice & Peace Fund | Community Improvement

Goodwill Industries North Central Wisconsin was awarded $2,500.00 from the Kjome Justice & Peace Fund for a special inaugural call to action event in the Coulee Region – Voices of Men. The Voices of Men mission is to treat domestic abuse and sexual assault as a preventable matter, working to change the everyday attitudes, behaviors and language of boys and young men toward women, and create a culture of safety and dignity.

Nic Petersen

$4,000 | Mitchell-Kruck Scholarship Fund | Education & Scholarship

Nic Petersen from Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School was awarded the Mitchell-Kruck Scholarship and will be attending UW-La Crosse majoring in music. Nic also received a La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Award Scholarship, also sponsored by the Foundation, for overcoming significant life challenges.

La Crosse Public Education Foundation, Inc.

$3,625 | Fowler and Hammer Fund | Education & Scholarship

La Crosse Public Education Foundation received a grant for their Spanish Immersion Program at North Woods Elementary from the Fowler and Hammer Fund.