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

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Fund spotlight: Homeless Jesus Fund

Homeless Jesus Fund jon Stuttgen established the Homeless Jesus Fund in 2020 to serve as a beneficiary of his estate. The fund is designated to provide financial support for the immediate needs of people who are homeless and living on the streets [...]
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New adaptive summer camp comes to La Crosse

No Boundaries Summer Camp With grant support from the Mary Grace Sieber Fund at LCF, the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse has developed the new No Boundaries Summer Camp for anyone with disabilities and over the age of five. Camp is a [...]
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How we calculate annual spending from our endowed funds

Deciding how much to spend each year Donors and nonprofit representatives ask me all the time how grant spending from our funds actually works. Our soon to be released 2020 annual impact report will show net assets of $57,979,530, yet total [...]
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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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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.

UW – Whitewater for Kendra Ames

$3,400 | John and Ruth Sherman Scholarship Fund | Education

A bequest by John and Ruth Sherman established this scholarship fund that annually provides several scholarships for La Crosse county students.

Don Olsen Scholarship for Toya Reynolds

$600 | Don Olsen Hospitality Scholarship Fund | Education

This scholarship assists students studying hospitality services at Western Technical College. Ms. Reynolds is pursuing a degree in Culinary Management.