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Fund Spotlight: Borton Construction Scholarship Funds

Supporting the trades through scholarships The Borton Construction Scholarship Fund was established by the founders of Borton Construction, Paul and Melissa Borsheim, in 2008 to support continued education in construction-related fields such as engineering, drafting, design, or other trade areas. The fund awards a scholarship to a high school senior from each Holmen, Logan, and […]

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Global Awareness Classroom Grant RFP

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS – Released September 15, 2022   GLOBAL AWARENESS FUND CLASSROOM GRANT Attention all K-12 staff in La Crosse County schools! If you would love to bring a special multicultural experience to your students, but need the funds to do it, this grant opportunity is for you!  The Global Awareness Fund Classroom Grant […]

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Grant story: La Crosse County Historical Society

Grant Story: La Crosse County Historical Society In late 2019, La Crosse County Historical Society announced plans to move their Riverside Museum at Riverside Park to its new location at 506 Main Street in Downtown La Crosse. The move was necessary as the owners of the building in the park had made other plans for […]

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The Many Benefits of a Community Foundation Endowment

Addressing the benefits of endowment funds In times of such need I’ve been noticing a growing skepticism around endowments. Before I start addressing some of the concerns, let me first give you a brief explanation of an endowment: An endowment is a pool of charitable assets that is invested, with a portion made available for […]

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Seven new funds added!

Announcing seven new funds added this summer Seven new funds were recently established by donors and approved by our board of directors. Please join us in welcoming them to the LCF family! Every time a new fund is added it reminds us just how incredible this community is. We are humbled to work with so […]

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Summer Grant Award Announcement!

We have big grant news to share! Our third competitive grant round of the year closed July 15 bringing in over $500,000 of requests from local nonprofits. Our grant committee and board worked together in August to award over $400,000 of grant awards that will benefit 17 nonprofit organizations, those they serve, and the larger […]

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Forever Society Member Spotlight: Wayne and Joan Wojciechowski

Wayne and Joan Spieker Wojciechowski Memorial Fund Wayne Wojciechowski established the Wayne and Joan Spieker Wojciechowski Memorial Fund in 2021 to honor the passing of his beloved wife, Joan. The fund is designated to provide financial support for the needs of St. Clare Health Mission of La Crosse upon Wayne’s passing. Where their stories begin […]

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Current Community Needs List

Summer Grant Catalog of Current Community Needs – NOW OPEN! Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce the release of our summer grant catalog – a collection of current grant requests and other community needs that’s open to contributions from community members. It’s a new way to engage the broader community in helping us to […]

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What it means to give to La Crosse Community Foundation

As the largest and oldest grantmaking charitable organization that serves our community, we work as the liaison between donors and nonprofit organizations to ensure La Crosse County is a healthy, safe, and vibrant place to live, now and forever. Becoming a La Crosse Community Foundation donor Anyone can be a donor and contribute a gift, […]

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Fund Spotlight: The Anthony Fund

Honoring the memory of Anthony Fimple This past Monday marked the second anniversary of Anthony Fimple’s death. He was shot and killed while working as a bouncer at a downtown La Crosse bar in June 2020. It was the summer after Anthony’s high school graduation, and he had only a few weeks left before his […]

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