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


90 reasons to support your community foundation

We are keeping our birthday celebration going because we thought of another way to recognize our 90 years of doing good! Giving to your community foundation is a smart thing to do for so many reasons, but for our 90th birthday, we put together a list of just the top 90. So without further adieu, […]

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Global Awareness Classroom Grant RFP

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS – Released September 15, 2020   GLOBAL AWARENESS FUND CLASSROOM GRANT   The Global Awareness Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation was established to support opportunities for expanding awareness of our multicultural world by helping individuals to identify with people from outside the United States. Its main goal is to encourage a […]

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Celebrating 90 years with an additional $90,000 for area nonprofits

Hello friends! Yesterday we braved the weather to do something very important; thank our fund holder family in celebration of our 90th birthday. (Did you know LCF is one of the oldest community foundations in the country?!) The truth is, without our fund holders and donors, we wouldn’t have much good to do. So we […]

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Guest blog: 100 years of women’s suffrage (yes, that’s good)

Hello friends! The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Women’s suffrage is the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country. Please read with us the following contributed piece by Mary Nugent, president of the local League of […]

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2020: The year of the helper

Yeah, yeah, I know. The year is not going well. 2020 is only four months from being over, and no one will be sad to see it go. Hopefully our dreams for a dramatically improved 2021 will transpire and 2020 will soon be a smudgy blur in our rear view mirrors. But here’s one thing […]

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The role of donor advised funds in meeting pandemic needs

The donor advised funds at LCF are contributing over half a million dollars annually into the revenue streams of local nonprofits. And the nonprofits that benefit are entirely up to each fund holder. But in this incredibly challenging pandemic year, many donor advisors are reaching out to see how their dollars can be used most […]

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List of 3rd quarter grant awards

Our third quarter grant competition was the first ever to host the new Emergency Survival Grant program. This grant program was created to provide nonprofits at risk of not surviving the pandemic with unrestricted funding to help cover their fixed expenses. Many local nonprofits have lost a significant amount of expected revenue because of the […]

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Cheers to 90 years!

  Your La Crosse Community Foundation turned 90 years old in July, making us one of the oldest in the nation. LCF was founded in 1930, when a streetcar still ran down Main Street and the Cass Street bridge was only a plan. Although La Crosse County has changed dramatically in the 90 years since, […]

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How to vet nonprofits

Are you interested in giving money to a charity but unsure how to choose a good one? The process of vetting a nonprofit can really run the full spectrum from easy to complicated, depending on how much information you need to decide. When news stories pop up about nonprofit execs with enormous paychecks, it causes […]

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5 super simple ways to say, “Not today, Rona!”

Coronavirus (aka Rona) got you down? You’re not alone! This pandemic has done a great job of stressing people out to the MAX. So, here’s a little blog to remind everyone that helping others is always a mood lifter and a great way to tell Rona she will not get you down! Here are the […]

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