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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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Wisconsin study confirms La Crosse is exceptional place to live

  What good is happening here as a result of philanthropy? How does charitable giving in La Crosse County compare to other Wisconsin communities? Find out the answer to these questions and more by reading Executive Director Jamie Schloegel’s recent editorial in the La Crosse  Tribune. Read here: Wisconsin study confirms La Crosse is exceptional […]

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5 Reasons Why Donor Advised Funds are SO Popular!

What if, with just one donation, you could support all your favorite charities? A donor advised fund allows you to do just that! Donor advised funds, or DAFs, are the fastest growing vehicle for charitable giving in the United States. According to the 2018 DAF Report by the National Philanthropic Trust, over 460,000 donor advised […]

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Request for Proposals: Global Awareness Classroom Grants

The Global Awareness Fund Committee of La Crosse Community Foundation is excited to offer a classroom grant opportunity to all educators in La Crosse County schools. Projects must have a global theme, and a maximum of $500 can be requested. Applications are due October 15th. La Crosse Community Foundation GLOBAL AWARENESS classroom grant RFP 2019

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The Power of Partnerships

Partnership is the best prescription for treating the many ills that plague communities. Big problems like substance abuse, homelessness, and racism need widespread, coordinated efforts to effect big change. Lucky for us, our community’s culture is one that embraces collaborative partnerships. And we’re better off for it. La Crosse Community Foundation is a proud partner […]

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Charitable Chit-Chat with your Financial Advisor

Approaching your charitable giving through a long-term outlook similar to how you plan for retirement or a child’s college education can substantially increase your overall charitable impact. Did you know that your financial advisor is a great resource to help you find solutions to maximize your charitable impact? Your financial advisor should be able to […]

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Announcing Summer Grant Awards!

La Crosse Community Foundation is pleased to announce the most recent awardees of our competitive grant program! Over $175,000 was awarded in August benefiting 15 nonprofit organizations. City of La Crosse City Vision 2040 Downtown Master Plan $20,000 Community Giving Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region Resilience and Developmental Relationships $10,000 […]

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