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Reviving Social Capital

Community relationships can change everything An equitable, sustainable, and vibrant community thrives on unity, compassion, and a sense of collective purpose. To that end, the La Crosse Community Foundation is excited to unveil a new strategic plan soon that centers on the importance of authentic, respectful, and mutually beneficial relationships – otherwise known as social […]

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Aviation Scholarship: A Testament to Never Giving Up

Bernard Kriesel flies high “Never give up!” would be a perfect motto for Bernard Kriesel. It was a saying he exemplified throughout his life. Born on the Fourth of July in 1925, Bernard was the middle of nine siblings. He was patriotic and family-oriented. A man of few words, Bernard lived a simple but bountiful […]

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2024 Spring Grant Award Announcement

La Crosse Community Foundation is jumping into spring with a HUGE list of grant announcements! This year is unique because we are in the middle of revamping our grant making process to align with our new strategic plan. Please know, we’re not throwing out the entire grant process. We’re evolving to better meet the needs […]

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Increasing Well-Being Through Literacy

From Bookworm to Benefactor: Mary Veldey transforms lives through books For Mary Veldey, saying books are good is like saying the ocean is a puddle; it’s a vast understatement that fails to capture the immeasurable depths and transformative power that stories hold within their pages. Books are a way to travel anywhere in the world, […]

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La Crosse Gives Warmth This Holiday Season

Give Warmth Campaign ensures no one’s left out in the cold We are immensely grateful to each and every one of you for the overwhelming support you showed during our Give Warmth campaign this Giving Tuesday. Thanks to your generosity, we achieved our ambitious goal of raising $50,000. Your contributions will make a significant difference […]

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Corinne Zielke Fund Baseball/Softball Grant Now Open!

In 2000, the Corrine Zielke Fund was established by a bequest from Corrine to start a baseball grant program at LCF. In 2023, the La Crosse Community Foundation Board of Directors voted to formally expand this fund to include those serving youth through baseball and/or softball. Grants support projects and programs in La Crosse County. […]

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2023 Fall Grant Award Announcement

As the temperatures get colder, we have the opportunity to welcome autumn and a season of gratitude. The end of 2023 is near, and we are excited to share La Crosse Community Foundation awarded $293,268 in quarter four. When you review the full list of grants below, we know you will agree with us that […]

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Give Warmth Campaign Questions, Answered!

Last week La Crosse Community Foundation and Great Rivers United Way announced the “Give Warmth” campaign, a collaborative fundraising effort to address a critical need: keeping our neighbors sheltered and safe during the cold months ahead. We are impressed by the great response and have received some thoughtful questions that we want to ensure are […]

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Give Warmth this Giving Tuesday

As winter approaches, the housing challenges facing our community grow ever more pressing. Today, we’re excited to introduce the “Give Warmth” campaign, a collaborative effort by La Crosse Community Foundation and Great Rivers United Way to address a critical need: keeping our neighbors sheltered and safe during the cold months ahead. We invite you to […]

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GivingTuesday campaign focuses on housing instability

La Crosse Community Foundation and Great Rivers United Way launch effort to keep people sheltered and in their homes this winter With the arrival of winter and the area’s limited options for safe shelter and housing, La Crosse Community Foundation and Great Rivers United Way announced a joint effort today to keep local community members […]

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