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

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La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded!

  Complete list of grants awarded: The Hunger Task Force was awarded $10,439 to help support their increase in demand from the 91 local pantries, meal sites, and youth programs they supply. Their local partners together serve [...]
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RFP – Emergency Survival Grant

  La Crosse Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity to help charitable organizations in La Crosse County survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Survival Grant will provide [...]
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2019 Annual Impact Report Now Available!

LCF's 2019 Annual Impact Report has been hitting  mailboxes all over town the last few days. I invite you to review the report to see how LCF and its fund holders and donors have been 'Protecting Our Community's Greatest Assets' since 1930. The [...]
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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,