Spring grant award announcement

May 20, 2021

Katie Berkedal, Program DirectorBy Katie Berkedal, Program Director

Spring grants awarded

Grants awarded!

Our second competitive grant round of the year closed April 15, and we are thrilled to announce the most recent group of LCF grantees.

A total of $277,826 was awarded in response to the $963,546 requested. We are grateful for all those who have contributed to LCF for helping us respond to community needs.

Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program

The April 15th grant deadline was the first to accept proposals to the new Pandemic Relief and Recovery Grant Program. This new grant program was created to provide unrestricted funding support to nonprofits who’ve lost a considerable amount of revenue during the pandemic.

Five of the grants awarded this spring were Pandemic Relief & Recovery grants with awards that total $77,500.

Complete list of spring grants awarded:

Organization NameProject NameAmount AwardedFund
Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK)BLACK Launch$81,250Black Empowerment Fund, Community Giving Fund, Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
ChiledaInclusive Gaming $1,000Mary Grace Sieber Fund
Coulee Recovery CenterTactical Recovery Program for Veterans$15,000Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund
Habitat for Humanity - La Crosse AreaPandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted$30,000Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund, Margery J. Stansfield Fund, and Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
Hope Restores (via fiscal sponsor Bountiful Harvest)Unrestricted start-up grant$67,700Black Empowerment Fund, Jean Gitz Bassett Fund, and Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Area Family YMCANo Boundaries Summer Camp$5,426Mary Grace Sieber Fund
La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor ProgramMentoring to Engage Veterans in New Tactics$10,000Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
La Crosse Community TheatrePandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted$30,000Sundet Family Fund, Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Curling FundPandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted$2,500Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Jail Ministry, Inc.Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted$5,000Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund
La Crosse Public Education FoundationRace to Mars and Beyond - New planetarium at Central High School$10,000Community Giving Fund
Pump House Regional Arts Center Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted$10,000Sundet Family Fund, Community Giving Fund, Maureen L. Kinney Fund, and PMJ Fund
The Good Fight Community Center Forward Success Program$4,950Community Giving Fund
West Salem School DistrictCreating a Culture for Human Connection$5,000Dr. Frank Furlano Family Fund and Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund