Eligibility Guidelines

La Crosse Community Foundation welcomes grant applications from nonprofit, educational, and government organizations serving La Crosse County residents. Nonprofit grant recipient organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be registered as a public charity. Grantseekers not attached to a qualified organization may be able to use a fiscal sponsor*. Grants cannot be paid to individuals.

We only support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities, or delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants must attest to operating under an approved Non-Discrimination Policy as a part of the application.

*A fiscal sponsor is another qualified entity that has entered into a relationship with a non-qualified entity to assist with a charitable project. When a fiscal sponsor is utilized, the Foundation recognizes the fiscal sponsor as our grantee, which means it is that organization’s ultimate responsibility to adhere to set grant guidelines and conditions and make sure grants funds are only utilized for the charitable purposes as awarded.