La Crosse County Emergency Response Fund activated in response to COVID-19. More details here.


Fund spotlight: Homeless Jesus Fund

Homeless Jesus Fund jon Stuttgen established the Homeless Jesus Fund in 2020 to serve as a beneficiary of his estate. The fund is designated to provide financial support for the immediate needs of people who are homeless and living on the streets of the city. jon was born in north central Wisconsin into a Catholic […]

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New adaptive summer camp comes to La Crosse

No Boundaries Summer Camp With grant support from the Mary Grace Sieber Fund at LCF, the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse has developed the new No Boundaries Summer Camp for anyone with disabilities and over the age of five. Camp is a summertime staple, where campers discover abilities, form lifelong friendships and make cherished […]

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How we calculate annual spending from our endowed funds

Deciding how much to spend each year Donors and nonprofit representatives ask me all the time how grant spending from our funds actually works. Our soon to be released 2020 annual impact report will show net assets of $57,979,530, yet total annual grantmaking of $4,318,863. A common question is why don’t we spend more, especially […]

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Grant story: Spay and neuter surgeries at Coulee Region Humane Society

Coulee Region Humane Society – Sheltering our furry friends Coulee Region Humane Society has lovingly cared for animals in our community for decades. They take in all stray and surrendered animals from young to old, healthy to sick, friendly to aggressive, small to large — allowing every animal a safe refuge regardless of its circumstance. […]

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New funds started in second quarter

Announcing nine new funds in second quarter Please join us in welcoming the following group of new fund holders to the LCF family! Nine new funds were approved by our board of directors in May. We are incredibly grateful for all those who’ve made the choice to work with us to make a big impact […]

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Spring grant award announcement

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 […]

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Grant Story: AVCAP’s search and rescue drone team

LCF grant supports area’s first search and rescue drone team – with youth at the controls With a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation, AVCAP and the La Crosse Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently trained the area’s first volunteer search and rescue drone team. Comprising about a dozen youth, adult and […]

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Grant Story: Cameron Park Farmer’s Market

Cameron Park Farmer’s Market Grant A year ago, in the midst of heightening concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cameron Park Farmer’s Market was trying to figure out how they could safely open with adherence to all the new safety standards to ensure a safe market  for customer and vendors. Budgeting ahead for a possible […]

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2020 Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarship awards total $2M more than 2019 $4,318,863 was awarded in grants and scholarships in 2020, which is $2,000,000 more than in 2019! This total includes grants and scholarships from all of our fund types: designated, donor advised, scholarship, unrestricted, and field of interest. Some of these grants are considered competitive grants, or […]

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Which fund type is right for you?

How to choose a fund type If you’re thinking about starting a fund at La Crosse Community Foundation, and not sure which fund type would be best for your charitable goals, you’re in luck! This fun quiz is for you! And when you’re ready to pick up the phone and get started, we’re here to […]

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