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

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Announcing the new Forever Society

You may have recently heard that La Crosse Community Foundation is celebrating its 90th birthday this month! Not many community foundations in the country are as seasoned as we are, and because of our longevity, we have earned the respect and trust of many who then include us in their legacy plans. Over the years, […]

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18 local nonprofits seek help to survive…

July 15 marked our first grant deadline that included the new Emergency Survival Grant. Different from the the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund, the Emergency Survival Grant was created to get nonprofits at risk of not surviving the pandemic emergency, unrestricted support. Because that’s what most really, really need right now: funding for operations. […]

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What to do with that nagging desire to help

Are you the type of person who feels drawn toward positive action when faced with big challenges? Us too. All too often, though, the problems are so much easier to find than the solutions. Then we’re left feeling stuck with a desire to do good, but we’re not sure how to do it. I’m sure […]

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La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded!

  Complete list of grants awarded: The Hunger Task Force was awarded $10,439 to help support their increase in demand from the 91 local pantries, meal sites, and youth programs they supply. Their local partners together serve 7,200 individuals per month, and need to adapt to providing more “to-go” and delivered meals with more distributions […]

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RFP – Emergency Survival Grant

  La Crosse Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity to help charitable organizations in La Crosse County survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Survival Grant will provide unrestricted funds to nonprofits to offset pandemic-related revenue losses and expenses. This grant opportunity will be available the last two […]

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2019 Annual Impact Report Now Available!

LCF’s 2019 Annual Impact Report has been hitting  mailboxes all over town the last few days. I invite you to review the report to see how LCF and its fund holders and donors have been ‘Protecting Our Community’s Greatest Assets‘ since 1930. The progress we made in 2019 highlighted in this report is the result […]

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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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