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Who is La Crosse Community Foundation and what do we do?

La Crosse Community Foundation: A Deep Dive Give us 3 minutes of your time to check out this fun video and we’ll tell you exactly who La Crosse Community Foundation is and what we do. Plus, you get to see our very own Jamie Schloegel as a cartoon character. 😊   Learn even more about […]

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Winter grant award announcement!

Announcing the first quarter grants awarded in 2022! Our first competitive grant round of the year closed January 15. We are excited to announce the most recent group of LCF grantees. A total of $219,438 was awarded from the $353,709 requested of standard and mini grants. We are so grateful for all of those who […]

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Grant Story: Enduring Families Project

Under the fiscal sponsorship of the La Crosse County Historical Society, the Enduring Families Project (EFP) has been sharing the local history of African-Americans and other non-white settlers through public school-based educational programs and community-based historical reenactments. Thanks to the dream and hard-work of two retired Milwaukee public high school teachers, Denise Christy Moss and […]

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30 New funds in 2021!

New funds at La Crosse Community Foundation Ready for some great news? With the help of generous donors, we started 30 new funds in 2021! And, we’re on trend to have even more established in 2022. We have five main fund types, and plenty of options to help donors achieve their charitable goals. Check out […]

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Introducing the Nonprofit Organization Self-Assessment Tool

La Crosse Community Foundation’s very own Nonprofit Self-Assessment Tool After much time spent searching to find a nonprofit assessment tool that would help nonprofits assess the health of their organization and operations, and ultimately coming up short, we decided to make our own Nonprofit Organization Self-Assessment Tool. We are excited to announce that it’s live […]

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Donor Highlight: Ron Riskin – Gratitude, Inspiration, and Quiet Heroes

A La Crosse Community Foundation scholarship given in 1974 proves to still be inspirational today Martin (Ron) Riskin has been paying it forward for 30 years, and his story is incredibly inspirational. In a time when the world seems almost upside down, it’s nice to think of people like Ron, a quiet hero who once […]

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Scott Henke Memorial Fund for the Care and Shelter of Animals

Honoring a life that loved his furry friends The Scott Henke Memorial Fund for the Care and Shelter of Animals was established by his father Paul and sister Nicole following Scott’s passing in 2016. The fund is designated to support the care of animals in shelters as a meaningful way to honor the memory of […]

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Zielke Baseball Grant Now Open!

Baseball grant due January 15 In 2000, the Corrine Zielke Fund was established by a bequest from Corrine to start a baseball grant program at LCF. Grants support baseball projects and programs in La Crosse County. Grant applications to support baseball programs are accepted once per year and are due January 15. Decisions will be […]

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Grant Story: A community of healthier smiles

A story worth smiling about As we look back on the past year and half, it has often felt hard to find things to smile about. Thanks to Scenic Bluffs Dental Clinic opening in September of 2020 there are many more reasons for our community members to smile. An identified gap in local dental care […]

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