If you are interested in applying for a competitive grant award, we are currently accepting proposals via our online grant portal for the following grant programs. Click each grant type for more detailed information.
Standard & Mini Grants
This is our regular, ongoing competitive grant program. We encourage applications for result-oriented projects and programs that address a proven community need or priority aimed at making La Crosse County a better place now and for future generations. Access code needed to apply.
We offer unrestricted grants to organizations with at least four years of 501(c)3 status whose immediate needs are for general operating support. Access code needed to apply.
Interested in applying?
Step 1: Contact us
Before beginning a grant application, you must contact our Grants & Scholarships Manager to discuss your request so they can provide you with an access code to the most appropriate grant application form that best suits your needs.
- Verify your organization and project’s eligibility to apply
- Confirm access to the online grant portal
- Provide an access code for the correct application form
You will need to answer the following questions:
- What is the estimated total funding request?
- What is the purpose of your request?
- What is the projected timeline of your project? (i.e. 1/1/23 – 12/31/23, beginning August 1, 2023, etc.)
- Who is the impacted audience? What is the service area? (i.e. young adults experiencing substance use disorder in Onalaska and Holmen, children below age 5 in La Crosse County, etc.)
Please contact Lauren Journot at firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of a deadline to give yourself plenty of time to work on the application. Lauren’s role is to help applicants submit the best proposal possible, so never hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Step 2: Prepare and submit your proposal online
Grant applications must be submitted through our online grant system. Access to the system is available by clicking the ‘Applicant and Grantee Login’ button below. There is also a link to login on our homepage, located in the upper right-hand corner.
Other helpful information:
Grant applications can be submitted any time. The grants committee evaluates and awards requests quarterly utilizing the following deadlines:
- January 15 for decisions in February
- April 15 for decisions in May
- July 15 for decisions in August
- October 15 for decisions in November
Grant Policies and Expectations
Organizations that submit a grant application and/or accept a grant award from any fund at La Crosse Community Foundation agree to the following Terms, Conditions, and Understandings included in the Grant Policies & Expectations pdf included below.
CLICK HERE to review the Grant Policies & Expectations
Review & Evaluation Process
Staff and the grants committee review and score competitive grant requests, and send recommendations to the full board for ultimate approval.
Click here to review the Evaluation Scoring Rubric Tool utilized by staff and committee members for standard grant evaluations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Application Forms
2022 Standard Grant Application Preview (for requests over $7,500)
2022 Mini Grant Application Preview (for requests $7,500 or less)
2022 Unrestricted Grant Application Preview
Click the button below to begin an online application:
*Remember: Once logged in, you will still need an access code from the Grants & Scholarships Manager to start the correct application form.