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


Top ways the CARES Act will affect your tax-deductible donations

Philanthropy is playing a major role in supporting how nonprofits respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit organizations are working on the front lines in our community, offering critical services and providing a safety net of essential resources. Our government recognized the crucial and vital role nonprofits funded through philanthropy are playing in helping our country […]

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We have incredible news to share!

In the two months since LCF and Great Rivers United Way (GRUW) jointly launched the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund, hundreds of community members and businesses have made incredible contributions that now exceed ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Gift sizes range from $5 and a lucky quarter from a local eight-year-old, to the $500,000 gift from […]

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Thanks for showing the love! #coronakindnesslax

When we launched the #coronakindnesslax campaign, we just knew you people would SHOW UP to SHOW LOVE! Thanks to all who posted pics or videos with the #coronakindnesslax! Thanks also to Stansfield Vending for inspiring this heart-warming show of local do-goodery, and for donating $10,000 to the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund. Check out […]

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Completing census will help La Crosse County remain great

As our community and the nation focus on containing the spread of COVID-19, we need to remember that this, too, shall pass, and we need to be prepared for life beyond the pandemic. One of the most important ways we can do that right now is to complete the 2020 census. Results of the census […]

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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: $694,314 awarded as of 5/26/20 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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