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4th quarter grants awarded!

November 20, 2020

Katie Berkedal, Program DirectorBy Katie Berkedal, Program Director

List of 4th quarter grants awarded

Our last grant round of the year recently closed, and we are pleased to present the full list of grants awarded.

We awarded “business as usual” grants this round for new projects or expansion portions of existing projects, and unrestricted grants from the new Emergency Survival Grant program.

The Emergency Survival Grant program began late last spring to provide unrestricted funding to nonprofits at risk of not surviving the pandemic, and will continue for at least the first two quarterly competitive grant rounds of 2020.

Total grants awarded

We had $669,897 requested with $234,358 to spend. Fortunately, our board of directors released an additional $90,000 in recognition of our 90th anniversary, and another $20,800 was contributed from our donor advisors.

In total, $345,158 was awarded!

Donor advisors to the rescue

Of the $20,800 contributed by donor advisors, $16,200 was designated for specific requests (as indicated in bold below), and $4,600 was given to the general granting pool. Those funds are: David R. Morrison Family Fund and the Bob and Jean Marck Family Fund. Thank you!

List of 4th quarter grants awarded:
Organization Name Amount Awarded and Purpose Fund Name
Aptiv Foundation  $5,000

Sensory play equipment for youth with disabilities

Mary Grace Sieber Fund
La Crosse Public Library  $6,990

Waking Up White regional read

Community Giving Fund
Next Chapter of La Crosse, Inc  $25,200

To support bridge housing for men

Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
Independent Living Resources  $45,000

To fund a new housing specialist position

Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund, Community Giving Fund
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin  $35,050

Gender-affirming navigation project

Community Giving Fund
La Crosse County Historical Society  $10,000

La Crosse Area Heritage Center

Community Giving Fund
Heider Center Fine Arts Board Inc  $10,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.  $10,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Coulee Region Retired Senior Volunteer Program  $15,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Harry J Olson Senior Center  $5,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council  $3,000

Unrestricted

Schloegel Family Fund for Kids, Community Giving Fund
Independent Living Resources  $30,000

Unrestricted

William and Cynthia Berg Family Fund, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region  $24,918

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Gateway Area Council, BSA  $10,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
St Clare Health Mission  $25,000

Unrestricted

William and Cynthia Berg Family Fund, John Edwards and Frances Lee-Edwards Fund, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
Children’s Museum of La Crosse  $30,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Promise  $10,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
Pump House Regional Arts Center  $25,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund
LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers Region Inc.  $15,000

Unrestricted

Community Giving Fund, La Crosse Bridge Builders Fund
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc. Coulee Region  $5,000

Unrestricted

Warren & Denise Loveland Family Fund