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Fund Spotlight: Brock Family Scholarship Fund

Brock Family Scholarship Fund The Brock Family Scholarship Fund was established by Tom and Jan Brock in 2000 in hopes of supporting an Onalaska High School senior who participates in the arts or athletics. The pair started the fund to honor the great educations their daughters Katharine and Elizabeth received in the district. In Tom’s […]

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Grant Story: Mississippi Valley Conservancy Naturehood Connections

Grant to MVC aims to restore local nature preserves well-trodden during the pandemic Mississippi Valley Conservancy was recently awarded a $20,000 grant to help restore public lands well-used during the pandemic as families sought new recreational outlets. The conservancy is using the funds to develop a novel approach to restoration that invites the community to […]

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Fund spotlight: Homeless Jesus Fund

Homeless Jesus Fund jon Stuttgen established the Homeless Jesus Fund in 2020 to serve as a beneficiary of his estate. The fund is designated to provide financial support for the immediate needs of people who are homeless and living on the streets of the city. jon was born in north central Wisconsin into a Catholic […]

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New adaptive summer camp comes to La Crosse

No Boundaries Summer Camp With grant support from the Mary Grace Sieber Fund at LCF, the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse has developed the new No Boundaries Summer Camp for anyone with disabilities and over the age of five. Camp is a summertime staple, where campers discover abilities, form lifelong friendships and make cherished […]

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How we calculate annual spending from our endowed funds

Deciding how much to spend each year Donors and nonprofit representatives ask me all the time how grant spending from our funds actually works. Our soon to be released 2020 annual impact report will show net assets of $57,979,530, yet total annual grantmaking of $4,318,863. A common question is why don’t we spend more, especially […]

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Grant story: Spay and neuter surgeries at Coulee Region Humane Society

Coulee Region Humane Society – Sheltering our furry friends Coulee Region Humane Society has lovingly cared for animals in our community for decades. They take in all stray and surrendered animals from young to old, healthy to sick, friendly to aggressive, small to large — allowing every animal a safe refuge regardless of its circumstance. […]

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New funds started in second quarter

Announcing nine new funds in second quarter Please join us in welcoming the following group of new fund holders to the LCF family! Nine new funds were approved by our board of directors in May. We are incredibly grateful for all those who’ve made the choice to work with us to make a big impact […]

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Spring grant award announcement

Grants awarded! Our second competitive grant round of the year closed April 15, and we are thrilled to announce the most recent group of LCF grantees. A total of $277,826 was awarded in response to the $963,546 requested. We are grateful for all those who have contributed to LCF for helping us respond to community […]

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Grant Story: AVCAP’s search and rescue drone team

LCF grant supports area’s first search and rescue drone team – with youth at the controls With a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation, AVCAP and the La Crosse Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently trained the area’s first volunteer search and rescue drone team. Comprising about a dozen youth, adult and […]

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Grant Story: Cameron Park Farmer’s Market

Cameron Park Farmer’s Market Grant A year ago, in the midst of heightening concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cameron Park Farmer’s Market was trying to figure out how they could safely open with adherence to all the new safety standards to ensure a safe market  for customer and vendors. Budgeting ahead for a possible […]

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