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


2020: A huge year for grant awards

2020, a great year for grantmaking Well, the infamous year 2020 is nearly over, and it will forever go down in history as the year we awarded more grants than we can ever remember doing before. The reasons why so many grants were needed this year reminds us how fortunate we are to be in […]

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10 tips for year-end giving

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for giving! I just love, love, love the holiday season! I totally get that this most wonderful time of the year comes with a healthy dose of chaos and stress, but I still love the wonder and awe behind all the generosity it brings. The end […]

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4th quarter grants awarded!

List of 4th quarter grants awarded Our last grant round of the year recently closed, and we are pleased to present the full list of grants awarded. We awarded “business as usual” grants this round for new projects or expansion portions of existing projects, and unrestricted grants from the new Emergency Survival Grant program. The […]

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Announcing a 3-session nonprofit training on financial oversight for board members

On a mission to bring affordable nonprofit training to local organizations A key priority in our current strategic plan at La Crosse Community Foundation is to invest in the strength and sustainability of our local nonprofits beyond our grantmaking. Over the last couple of years, we’ve accomplished this by offering professional development opportunities like partnering […]

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La Crosse Community Foundation announces first fund aimed at Black equity

Announcing the Black Empowerment Fund Well, friends, this inspiring news has been hard to keep secret. We are elated to announced the formation of a new fund designed to support nonprofit organizations and activities in La Crosse County that, with guidance from members of the Black community, work to advance racial justice. Established by local […]

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La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded!

  Complete list of grants awarded: The Hunger Task Force was awarded $10,439 to help support their increase in demand from the 91 local pantries, meal sites, and youth programs they supply. Their local partners together serve 7,200 individuals per month, and need to adapt to providing more “to-go” and delivered meals with more distributions […]

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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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