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

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LCF’s Surprise Giving Tuesday Grants

Check out the link to see how we're flipping Giving Tuesday to benefit the [...]
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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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Grant Spotlights

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Halting the Opioid Crisis with Alliance to HEAL

La Crosse Community Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System, Gundersen Health System, and La Crosse County Health Department have joined resources to move the needle on the opioid crisis. The four organizations have committed over $400,000 over the next three years to support the Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally), which launched 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.