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Fund Spotlight: Heather & Stephen Ross and Maureen & Robert Freedland LPEF Fund for Diversity Education

Designated Fund Spotlight The Heather & Stephen Ross and Maureen & Robert Freedland La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fund for Diversity Education was established in November of 2021 for the purpose of providing diversity education opportunities for the students in the School District of La Crosse. Diversity education promotes empathy, reduces prejudice, and enriches students’ […]

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LCF’s Top 10 Highlights of 2022

Year-end reflection with CEO Jamie Schloegel The LCF team had big ideas for 2022 and looking back over the last 12 months I’m proud to report the team came through on almost every one of its goals… and more. I’ve summarized the top 10 things that stand out most to me as I look back […]

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How to decide where to give this holiday season

Getting the most impact out of your year-end giving The holiday season is just around the corner, and for a lot of people this also means making year-end giving decisions. Did you know that nearly 1/3 of annual charitable giving occurs in the month of December? I hope as you make your charitable giving decisions […]

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Grant Story: Global Awareness Classroom Grants

Spreading global awareness in La Crosse area classrooms La Crosse Community Foundation is host to over 300 different funds of a variety of different fund types. The funds we use to award grants through our competitive grant program are either unrestricted funds or field of interest funds. These funds are established by donors to support […]

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Autumn Grant Award Announcement

We broke a 2022 record! We recently closed our fourth competitive grant program of the year, and awarded more than any other quarterly round of 2022! Approximately $470,000 was awarded benefitting 24 local charitable organizations. Over 20 different funds were used to fulfill requests including support from several donor advised funds. If your organization would […]

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How to Participate in GivingTuesday 2022

On November 29 every act of generosity counts GivingTuesday will be recognized on November 29 this year. It is always the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The founders of GivingTuesday had one simple goal: one day dedicated to encouraging people to do good. Over the last 10 years GivingTuesday has grown into […]

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Grantmaking with an equity lens

We’ve been steadily improving our grantmaking program over the years, and are committed to making grant decisions through an equity lens. We’d love to share what we’ve implemented so far, and hear from you about how we can do better.

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Fund Spotlight: Borton Construction Scholarship Funds

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.

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Grant story: La Crosse County Historical Society

For over 120 years, La Crosse County Historical Society has worked to spread knowledge of the history of La Crosse County, and their museums are professional, impressive, and engaging. Read to learn how LCF grants have supported them through a move and the pandemic.

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