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2023 Spring Grant Award Announcement

This was an exciting quarter for competitive grants as we awarded $237,133 to 24 local nonprofit organizations! As always, we send a HUGE thank you to our generous donors and our grant committee and board members who worked together to make the funding decisions. We’re looking forward to seeing the myriad ways these investments better […]

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From Power Dynamics to Partnerships: Trust-based philanthropy in equitable grantmaking

Interest in equitable grantmaking increasing The world of philanthropy has been undergoing a transformative shift in recent years, with an increasing emphasis on equitable grantmaking practices that prioritize long-term impact and community empowerment. Trust-based philanthropy, a vital concept in this shift, seeks to rebalance power dynamics between funders and grantees, fostering stronger relationships and more […]

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Local leaders earn Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Development

La Crosse Community Foundation and Viterbo University partner to provide Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Development Balancing the demands of community needs and limited resources can leave nonprofits unsure how to take their organizations to the next level. But 16 local nonprofit leaders are now equipped more than ever to manage healthy operations and impactful programs, […]

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Gretta Kraus looks back on year as LCF’s first Community Engaged Fellow

Longtime La Crosse educators Ron and Jane Rada started the Community Engaged Fellowships initiative last year to provide three one-year fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. Described as a closely mentored internship, the purpose is to promote community engagement and support philanthropy. La Crosse Community Foundation has been fortunate to work with one of those fellows, […]

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La Crosse Community Foundation appoints donor services coordinator

The La Crosse Community Foundation has promoted Office Manager Sherry Beames to donor services coordinator. In her new role, Beames will serve as the primary stewardship advisor for the foundation’s donor-advised fund representatives. Beames joined the La Crosse Community Foundation in 2019, bringing strong leadership, communication and organizational skills and extensive experience in customer service […]

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Maximize Your Charitable Impact With Tax-Advantaged Giving

Tax Planning for Charitable Giving With tax day this month, many people are considering ways to reduce their tax burden and meet their financial goals. By using tax-advantaged giving strategies, donors can maximize contributions to meet philanthropic goals while minimizing their tax bill. Here are the three most popular tax-advantaged methods of giving to charity. […]

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La Crosse Community Foundation announces new grants and scholarships manager

The La Crosse Community Foundation has hired Lauren Journot as its new grants and scholarships manager. In her new role, Journot is the primary contact for organizations interested in applying for competitive grants. Journot most recently served as executive director at YWCA La Crosse and said she’s excited to bring her grant-writing, administration and communications […]

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