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

Featured Grant Recipients

This is a small sampling of grants we’ve distributed, not the full list.

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

$1,100 | Ella F. Ambrosius Fund | Arts & Humanities

This grant supports the Symphony for Youth Concert Day. Each year, over 2,000 students from around the area have the opportunity to attend this concert and experience a professional performance of a musical masterpiece. While listening to the music, the students are also learning about the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and about symphonies as a whole.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County

$1,300 | Rothwell Caregiver Fund | Health & Human Services

Providing in-home and respite care needs for those caring for family members with dementia.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse

$10,000 | Nordeen: Force be With You | Health & Human Services

This grant supports the Boys and Girls Supper Club, which provides nightly nutritious meals to children in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic and building closure, BGC is taking the meals directly to the kids in the community,

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for Sarah Ryan

$2,000 | ALM Scholarship Fund | Education & Scholarship

The ALM Scholarship Fund awards two-year and four-year scholarships for student recipients whose parents work for the ALM family of companies.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

$2,800 | Beranek Fund | Environment

This grant will help fund a comprehensive local climate change action plan to mitigate flood damage, sequester carbon, and protect biodiversity and community health through the use of nature-based solutions in partnership with the La Crosse Community.

Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center

$2,500 | Durtsche Family Fund | Culture & Diversity

This grant will assist in preserving the Engum House, an authentic log home built by one of the earliest families settling in La Crosse County, to ensure continued education for guests of all ages regarding cultural diversity and cultural similarities while telling the story of immigration to this area.


$4,300 | Community Giving Fund | Recreation & Wellness

HorseSense therapy horses provide life-changing therapeutic horseback riding lessons to youth, adults, and Veterans with disabilities in our community. This award will aid in the cost of equipment needed to switch from using smaller square bales of hay to large round bales which will permanently decrease the costs of winter feed for the therapy horses.

UW-Madison for Kiara Updike

$1,000 | Scholarship | Education & Scholarship

The AAUW provides scholarships to many young women each year pursuing continued education at a university or technical school.


$5,400 | Community Giving Fund | Arts & Humanities

Awarded to support the expansion and enhancement of music and multimedia programming to provide individuals with disabilities with the tools and opportunities they need to build skills, achieve goals, and increase their independence.

The Salvation Army

$50,000 | Franke Fund | Health & Human Services

This grant will be used to support ongoing costs of The Salvation Army's Emergency Shelter to support the existing Shelter already housing more than 65 residents including families with children. The Emergency Shelter is a home in the community to those that need it most. In addition to shelter and meals, the Shelter provides support services to assist those served in developing self-sufficiency.