Spring grant award announcement
May 20, 2021
|By Katie Berkedal, Program Director|
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 Name||Project Name||Amount Awarded||Fund|
|Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK)||BLACK Launch||$81,250||Black Empowerment Fund, Community Giving Fund, Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund|
|Chileda||Inclusive Gaming||$1,000||Mary Grace Sieber Fund|
|Coulee Recovery Center||Tactical Recovery Program for Veterans||$15,000||Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund|
|Habitat for Humanity - La Crosse Area||Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted||$30,000||Norman 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||$67,700||Black Empowerment Fund, Jean Gitz Bassett Fund, and Community Giving Fund|
|La Crosse Area Family YMCA||No Boundaries Summer Camp||$5,426||Mary Grace Sieber Fund|
|La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program||Mentoring to Engage Veterans in New Tactics||$10,000||Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund|
|La Crosse Community Theatre||Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted||$30,000||Sundet Family Fund, Community Giving Fund|
|La Crosse Curling Fund||Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted||$2,500||Community Giving Fund|
|La Crosse Jail Ministry, Inc.||Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted||$5,000||Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund|
|La Crosse Public Education Foundation||Race to Mars and Beyond - New planetarium at Central High School||$10,000||Community Giving Fund|
|Pump House Regional Arts Center||Pandemic Relief & Recovery Grant Program - Unrestricted||$10,000||Sundet Family Fund, Community Giving Fund, Maureen L. Kinney Fund, and PMJ Fund|
|The Good Fight Community Center||Forward Success Program||$4,950||Community Giving Fund|
|West Salem School District||Creating a Culture for Human Connection||$5,000||Dr. Frank Furlano Family Fund and Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund|