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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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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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