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Announcing Quarter 1 Grant Awards!

February 22, 2019

La Crosse Community Foundation is proud to present the first cohort of grantees for 2019! The board of directors recently approved first quarter grant awards totaling $220,459 to benefit 24 local nonprofits. Included in that total is $19,500 approved from the Corinne Zielke Fund to support eight area baseball programs. Here’s the list:

Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Love the Bluffs: A Campaign for Community Resilience
$25,000
Community Giving Fund

La Crosse Area Underwater Rescue and Recovery Unit Ltd
Building repair and renovation
$10,000
Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund & Barb and Dave Erickson Fund

Cia Siab, Inc.
Breaking barriers for Hmoob youth and elders – van purchase
$35,000
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

La Crosse Community Theatre
The Penguin Project
$15,350
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

GROW La Crosse
School garden education expansion project
$7,500
Community Giving Fund

Onalaska Enhancement Foundation
Onalaska sculpture project
$15,300
Harold E. Lemke Fund

La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc.
Veterans Memorial Pool renovation
$15,000
Community Giving Fund

Riverside International Gardens, Inc.
Cameroon International Friendship Garden
$5,000
Community Giving Fund

La Crosse Fire Department
Fire safety house
$10,000
Community Giving Fund

La Crosse Public Education Foundation
Portable Wireless Microphone System for new theater program
$34,657
Community Giving Fund

HorseSense for Special Riders, Inc.
New mule, plow, and cart
$5,000
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

Causeway Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc.
Peer caregiver support program
$7,500
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland
Camp Ehawee outdoor education initiative
$2,600
Roland Beranek Fund & Community Giving Fund

La Crosse Area Family YMCA
Sensory play equipment for Family Fun Center
$3,100
Harold “Pete” Isenman Fund

FSPA Franciscan Spirituality Center
Retreat for survivors of trauma
$6,700
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

Couleecap, Inc.
South 8th Street apartment safety renovations
$7,500
Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund