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Giving in the Time of Tax Reform

The greater La Crosse area has consistently proven to be a caring and compassionate community that is willing to share and give time, talent and treasure to make this a stronger and more vibrant community for each of its citizens. This community values and supports the extraordinary works of our nonprofits and knows how important […]

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Couleecap, Inc. releases its latest Community Concerns Paper – Claiming an Education: An Act of Courage, Hope and Tenacity for Low-Income Students

The last Couleecap Community Concerns paper focused on the presentation of childhood poverty in our area schools. To build on that discussion, Couleecap asked Andrea Hansen from the Self-Sufficiency Program at UWL to share her experience working with low-income, single parents who have a dream of attending college. Most Self-Sufficiency Program participants are women and […]

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2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Results Now Available

The State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey has been administered to thousands of nonprofit leaders across the country by the Nonprofit Finance Fund since 2010. The survey has become a widely cited barometer of the operational and financial health of our country’s nonprofits. The 2018 survey results are now live, and can be found here: https://nff.org/learn/survey#results […]

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June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Grants

The June Kjome Justice & Peace Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for 2018 grant awards. Applications are in our online grant portal, Foundant, and are due no later than EOB May 21, 2018. Decisions will be made and announced early June. There is $5,800 available for 2018 grant awards. The […]

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Important Notice for Grant Seekers re: Franke Foundation

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation announced earlier this year that it will dissolve effective June 30, 2018. With the dissolution, a new fund will be created at La Crosse Community Foundation to continue Robert & Eleanor Franke’s charitable giving legacy here in La Crosse. The new fund – formally being named the Robert […]

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Jumpstart Fundraising Program Launches Today for 10 area NPOs

Guidestar’s recently released report, The Financial Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector – Facts & Observations, highlights the reality of the financial distress many nonprofits (NPOs) experience. Nearly 50% of all NPOs are not able to save even one month of operating reserves, yet are expected to deliver high quality, needed services to our community’s most vulnerable […]

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Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse Seeking Grant Applications for 2018 Awards

The Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse is seeking applications for grants to be awarded for the year 2018 to non-profit organizations. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018. The Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse grants support to projects that: Impact attitudes and actions that benefit women and girls Promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency […]

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$177,195 in Competitive Grants Awarded 1st Quarter 2018

Through a competitive application process, La Crosse Community Foundation Board of Directors approved the following grants from the General Fund and several Field of Interest funds in first quarter 2018: $40,000 to YWCA La Crosse for Justice Circles which provides an alternative approach to addressing conflict in La Crosse School District middle schools $24,026 to […]

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Couleecap Releases Report on Children and Poverty in our Region

The paper is written by School Counselor and Student Council Advisor for the School District of La Crosse, Rick Blasing.  Mr. Blasing has served on the Couleecap Board of Directors since 2013 where he lends his experience to inform Couleecap priorities and programs. The public schools serve as a stage upon which all societal challenges […]

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Scholarship Opportunities are Available

La Crosse Community Foundation manages 39 scholarship funds which together award nearly $250,000 in scholarships for students each year! Our local high schools and colleges/universities select our scholarship recipients. If you or someone you know is graduating high school this year, or is enrolled in a post-secondary school, check with your high school guidance office or […]

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