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Announcing Summer Grant Awards!

August 20, 2019

Katie Berkedal, Program DirectorBy Katie Berkedal, Program Director

La Crosse Community Foundation is pleased to announce the most recent awardees of our competitive grant program! Over $175,000 was awarded in August benefiting 15 nonprofit organizations.

City of La Crosse
City Vision 2040 Downtown Master Plan
$20,000
Community Giving Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region
Resilience and Developmental Relationships
$10,000
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

Coulee Council on Addictions
Recovery Activities Coordinator
$20,000
Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness
$70,146
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

Family & Children’s Center
Stepping Stones
$16,900
Margery J Stansfield and Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable funds

UW-La Crosse
2019 Global Initiatives Week
$1,300
Global Awareness Fund

GROW La Crosse
Say It! Sharing children’s knowledge of healthy green spaces with the larger community
$4,000
Community  Giving Fund

WI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Community Education on White Cane Law
$1,100
Coulee Region White Cane Club Fund

La Crosse Public Education Foundation
Fitness for ALL – Adaptive exercise equipment for Central and Logan high schools
$7,500
Mary Grace Sieber Fund

Best Buddies WI
2019 Best Buddies School Friendship Project – UW- La Crosse
$3,500
PMJ and Community Giving funds

Friends of the Refuge – Mississippi River Pools 7 & 8
Environmental Education Supplies – ScatCast and Ducks on a Stick
$3,000
PMJ Fund

Affinity for Dance
Dance performance company costumes
$3,500
Community Giving Fund

Coulee Council on Addictions
Youth and Community Substance Abuse Education
$5,000
Dr. Frank Furlano Family and Community Giving funds

Couleecap, Inc. 
Skills Enhancement Program
$7,500
Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund

JDRF 
Juvenile Diabetes Research
$3,900
Howard Dahl Fund