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La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded!

Great Rivers United Way and La Crosse Community Foundation are relieved to announce that help is on the way, as we identify the grant recipients of the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund: $137,437 awarded as of 4/1/20 The Hunger Task Force was awarded $10,439 to help support their increase in demand from the 91 […]

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June Kjome Justice & Peace Grant Now Accepting Proposals

The June Kjome Justice & Peace Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for 2020 grant awards. Applications must be submitted online and are due April 15, 2020. Decisions will be made and announced in mid-May. $5,900 is available for 2020 grant awards. The Foundation’s normal eligibility criteria applies (must be […]

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Busting the Overhead Myth

Lots of great trends started in the 80s that we still enjoy today: scrunchies, ugly Christmas sweaters, high-waisted jeans, spandex, and more! Unfortunately for the nonprofit sector, one trend that started in the 80s has spent the last forty years eroding the already shaky funding stream for charities. The overhead myth, or the belief that […]

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List of Competitive Grants Awarded in 2019

2019 was a phenomenal year for grant-making! Your La Crosse Community Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 to local nonprofits through our competitive grant program, as overseen by the LCF Board of Directors. Over 65 grants were awarded, benefiting 56 nonprofits in La Crosse County. Here is the complete list of grants awarded through our quarterly grant […]

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The Shocking Reason Why the End of 2019 Was Historic

As one of the Coulee Region’s few local grantors, we host four annual grant competitions where nonprofits in La Crosse County can submit requests to support their various needs. It’s not surprising for us to see more dollars requested than dollars available to give, but what happened at the end of 2019 was nothing short […]

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Giving Tuesday Results are IN!

Giving Tuesday was a wild success, thanks to this incredibly generous community! All 10 nonprofits with the $1,000 match challenge met and EXCEEDED their goals! In addition, LCF matched 20 donors’ gifts of $500 to the charity of their choice and met them on Giving Tuesday at their chosen nonprofit for a check presentation. RESULTS: […]

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Surprise a Nonprofit this Giving Tuesday!

Last year, all La Crosse Community Foundation board members and staff selected a nonprofit to surprise with a giant $1000 check on Giving Tuesday. Eighteen local nonprofits received gifts! What fun!   This year, you are invited to join in on this festive dogooding celebration! Up to 20 people have the chance to donate $500, […]

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Holiday Giving Poll

  Help! We need your voices! The La Crosse Tribune and La Crosse Community Foundation are partnering this year to see how La Crosse County residents compare with the nation when it comes to holiday giving as it relates to local charities. To measure the comparison, we’re asking La Crosse County residents to participate in […]

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Unauthorized Parenting Fail Story About Charitable Giving

So, I was scheduled to write an article today about the top 5 ways to engage your children in charitable giving. Naturally, the first thing I did was Google what other bloggers have written about the subject. I kept coming across the advice to have children donate their clothes and toys, which reminded me of […]

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