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Serving Our Community

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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Explore our 200+ funds supporting a wide array of La Crosse area needs.

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You can give now or later, start your own fund or contribute to an existing fund.

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Board governance workshop notice – RSVP today!

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance Do you serve, or would you like to serve, on a nonprofit board of directors? If so, you may find yourself quick to find a nonprofit whose mission you can stand behind, then struggle to figure out what [...]
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Global Awareness Classroom Grant RFP

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS – Released September 15, 2021   GLOBAL AWARENESS FUND CLASSROOM GRANT   The Global Awareness Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation was established to support projects that expand awareness of our [...]
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Sustaining funds and giving for the community

A message about sustaining funds from LCF's finance director In 2020, the community foundation stepped up in many visible ways to address the unique challenges that the year presented: collaborating with Great Rivers United Way to start the La [...]
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Donor Spotlight: Magerus-McKinney Fund Read Full Story 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 Featured Donor Stories Our donors are catalysts for good today, and for generations to come. Read More Tina Schwier Memorial Scholarship Fund Read Full Story

Grant Spotlights

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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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Chileda

$1,000 | Mary Grace Sieber Fund | Education

This grant covers inclusive gaming controllers to assist students with fine motor challenges and increase independence.

La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program

$10,000 | Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund | Health and Human Services

Mentoring program that engages new tactics to assist veterans in overcoming challenges as they reintegrate into the community.

the Exchange/Shelter Development Inc

$30,000 | Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund & Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund | Health and Human Services

This grant assisted the Exchange to establish and maintain a furniture bank in La Crosse which recycles community donations and provides furnishings and home essentials to those in need.