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First quarter grants awarded!

February 18, 2021

Katie Berkedal, Program DirectorBy Katie Berkedal, Program Director

Announcing first grants awarded in 2021!

Our first of four annual competitive grant rounds closed January 15, and we are thrilled to announce the most recent group of LCF grantees.

A total of $304,855 was awarded in response to the $492,225 requested. We are grateful for all those who have contributed to LCF for helping us respond to community needs.

Organization NameProject NameAmount AwardedFund
AVCAP, Inc.Search and rescue drone equipment $3,000Community Giving Fund
Great Rivers United WayGreat Rivers HUB: Outcome-based services for the highest risk in La Crosse County$30,000Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund and Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund
HorseSense, Inc.Safe and Essential Equipment for HorseSense$9,500Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
La Crosse Area Underwater Rescue and Recovery Unit LTDAdvanced water search workshop using K9s to find drowned individuals$7,480Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Public Education FoundationChange the Story! Diverse books for Hintgen Elementary School$2,000Community Giving Fund and The Elizabeth Fund for Well-Being and Literacy
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc. La Crosse Oral History Project$4,900Community Giving Fund and Bob and Jean Marck Family Fund (donor advised)
LGBT Resource Center of the Seven Rivers Region, Inc.Unrestricted $80,000 a year for two yearsLa Crosse Bridge Builders Fund and Community Giving Fund
Mississippi Valley ConservancyNaturehood Connections$20,000Community Giving Fund
The Good Fight Community CenterUnrestricted$45,000Black Empowerment Fund and Community Giving Fund
Viterbo UniversitySummer college courses for Boys and Girls Club members$7,500Margery J. Stansfield Fund
WisCorps, Inc.Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WisCorps and in the La Crosse Outdoor Community$17,375Community Giving Fund