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Grant Story: The Center 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

Feeling safe and included Everyone seeks to feel valued and understood in their community. For LGBTQ+ members, The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection is that place to feel appreciated. Staff and volunteers serve 11 rural counties in 3 states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa- though 75% of their services target La Crosse County. The pandemic made […]

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Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Development to begin at Viterbo this fall

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Development program revived by LCF and Viterbo! In our continued efforts to help La Crosse area nonprofits succeed in meeting their missions, La Crosse Community Foundation is delighted to partner with Viterbo University’s Center for Professional Learning and Development to bring back its Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership Development (CNLD), and with […]

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Spring Grants Awarded!

Announcing the grants awarded this spring! The LCF board met this week and approved eight grant requests submitted for the April 15 deadline. A total of $245,595 was awarded from the $448,095 requested. We are so grateful for all of those who have contributed to LCF, as your contributions allow us to continue to support […]

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Five New Funds this Spring!

Announcing five new funds this spring Please join us in welcoming the following group of new fund holders to the LCF family! Five 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 for […]

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Scholarship Story: Donald P. Weber Veteran Scholarship

Meet the 2021 Donald P. Weber Veteran Scholarship recipient Natasha Normand, a student in Western Technical College’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technical Program, was the 2021 recipient of a Donald P. Weber Veteran Scholarship from La Crosse Community Foundation. The scholarship fund was moved to the foundation in 2017, and provides three annual (and renewable!) […]

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Grant Highlight: West Salem Schools- A Culture for Human Connection

Addressing childhood mental health as a community It’s no secret the lasting effects of a worldwide pandemic has created havoc for our youth and their mental health that will continue to unfold for years to come. That’s why the West Salem School District is taking a holistic approach to better understand how mental health is […]

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Which fund type is right for you?

Whether you are thinking of starting a fund soon, or just want to better understand options for the future, this quiz is for you. The quiz will help match you to the best fund type based on your gift type, charitable interest areas, and grantmaking preferences. Donors to the Foundation can create a fund that […]

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Budgeting for Charitable Giving

April is financial literacy month which makes it a great time to take a fresh look at your financial planning and budgeting.  As you do so, don’t forget to include charitable giving in your process.  Here are a few helpful ways to think about how to plan for your philanthropy: Deciding how much to give […]

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Nonprofit overhead isn’t always a bad thing

Nonprofit programing versus nonprofit overhead Before donating to charity, many donors want to know what portion of their donation the nonprofit will spend on programs versus overhead. Programs meaning actual delivery of its mission-related work and overhead meaning the organization’s administrative costs. Most nonprofits are required to file some version of an IRS Form 990 […]

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Grant Highlight: Habitat for Humanity

A safe place to call home Over the past almost two years the “safer at home” tagline has become such a prominent message. It’s brought to light the very importance of creating safe and affordable places for families to call home. This is why the mission of Habitat for Humanity is so important; “Seeking to […]

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