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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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Top 5 Reasons to Give to La Crosse Community Foundation

By Katie Berkedal, Program DirectorDo you ever feel conflicted about where you should donate your hard-earned money? I do! My mailbox is constantly stuffed with solicitations from nonprofits doing great, important work. As a result, I often [...]
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Spring Grant Award Announcement!

La Crosse Community Foundation is proud to present the second cohort of grantees for 2019! The board of directors recently approved second quarter grant awards totaling $139,700 to benefit 14 local nonprofits. Here's the list:The Good Fight [...]
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Announcing Quarter 1 Grant Awards!

La Crosse Community Foundation is proud to present the first cohort of grantees for 2019! The board of directors recently approved first quarter grant awards totaling $220,459 to benefit 24 local nonprofits. Included in that total is $19,500 [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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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 […]

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Recent Grant Recipients

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region

$35,000 | General Fund | Health & Human Services

Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are 52 percent less likely to skip school and are shown to be more confident in their personal and academic lives. That’s why LCF granted $35,000 to Boys and Girls Club of the Seven Rivers Region to help in reducing the youth wait list as well as to support expenses related to enhancing their space for programming!

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra – Play it Forward

$2,800 | General Fund | Arts & Humanities

The Play it Forward program of La Crosse Symphony Orchestra received a $2,800 award to repair and refurbish used string instruments to use with music students participating in the program at the Boys & Girls Club locations in La Crosse.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Western Wisconsin

$4,500 | Dahl Fund | Health & Human Services

JDRF of Western Wisconsin received a $4,500 award from the Howard Dahl fund to support cutting edge juvenile diabetes research.