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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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Unauthorized Parenting Fail Story About Charitable Giving

So, I was scheduled to write an article today about the top 5 ways to engage your children in charitable giving. Naturally, the first thing I did was Google what other bloggers have written about the subject. I kept coming across the advice to have [...]
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Wisconsin study confirms La Crosse is exceptional place to live

 What good is happening here as a result of philanthropy? How does charitable giving in La Crosse County compare to other Wisconsin communities?Find out the answer to these questions and more by reading Executive Director Jamie [...]
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5 Reasons Why Donor Advised Funds are SO Popular!

What if, with just one donation, you could support all your favorite charities? A donor advised fund allows you to do just that! Donor advised funds, or DAFs, are the fastest growing vehicle for charitable giving in the United States. According to [...]
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Grant Spotlights

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YWCA Justice Circles

La Crosse Community Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to the YWCA for their Justice Circles program in 2018. Justice Circles provides an alternative approach to addressing conflict in schools, focusing on restoring relationships in lieu of just punishing students. This strategy helps to keep students in school and out of the juvenile justice system. The grant year […]

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Rotary Works Foundation, Inc.

$500 | Tom and Ann Monson Family Fund | Arts & Humanities

Awarded to aid in the construction of a Band Shell for the new Band Stage at Riverside Park, which many Consortium members use to provide free entertainment for the community. The Band Shell design mirrors the architecture of the blue bridges, uses trees to honor our cities logging history,and will have the same copper shingles as the gazebo at Pettibone Park to tie the parks together visually. This theme will compliment the city's historic downtown.

School District of La Crosse

$3,000 | June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund | Culture & Diversity

The Pretty Brown Girl program serves to empower girls to advocate for themselves and others and set goals for their futures and build strong female connections and solid relationships. Pretty Brown Girls provides an outlet and safe space in the community for African American girls who currently do not have this or other opportunities.

WisCorps, Inc.

$17,380 | Community Giving Fund | Environment

This award helps bring nature education to the classroom by supporting the capacity of the Crittermobile program to within a 50 mile radius of La Crosse. The Crittermobile program allows a WisCorp Nature teacher to take several educational animals to schools, libraries, summer camps, and senior centers to teach about habitat, adaptations, and conservation, eliminating the transportation barriers many schools and organizations face with the high cost of field trips.