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

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Announcing the new Forever Society

You may have recently heard that La Crosse Community Foundation is celebrating its 90th birthday this month! Not many community foundations in the country are as seasoned as we are, and because of our longevity, we have earned the respect and trust [...]
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18 local nonprofits seek help to survive…

July 15 marked our first grant deadline that included the new Emergency Survival Grant. Different from the the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund, the Emergency Survival Grant was created to get nonprofits at risk of not surviving the pandemic [...]
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What to do with that nagging desire to help

Are you the type of person who feels drawn toward positive action when faced with big challenges? Us too. All too often, though, the problems are so much easier to find than the solutions. Then we're left feeling stuck with a desire to do good, but [...]
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of La Crosse Legacy Fund Read Full Story Tina Schwier Memorial Scholarship Fund Read Full Story Forever Society Member Spotlight: Jean Gitz Bassett Read Full Story Featured Donor Stories Our donors are catalysts for good today, and for generations to come. Read More Shelterbelt Fund: Gabe & Annie Berendes 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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Recent Grant Recipients

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La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

$1,100 | Ella F. Ambrosius Fund | Arts & Humanities

This grant supports the Symphony for Youth Concert Day. Each year, over 2,000 students from around the area have the opportunity to attend this concert and experience a professional performance of a musical masterpiece. While listening to the music, the students are also learning about the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and about symphonies as a whole.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County

$1,300 | Rothwell Caregiver Fund | Health & Human Services

Providing in-home and respite care needs for those caring for family members with dementia.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse

$10,000 | Nordeen: Force be With You | Health & Human Services

This grant supports the Boys and Girls Supper Club, which provides nightly nutritious meals to children in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic and building closure, BGC is taking the meals directly to the kids in the community,