This is a small sampling of grants we’ve distributed, not the full list.
the Exchange/Shelter Development Inc
$30,000 | Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund & Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund | Health and Human Services
This grant assisted the Exchange to establish and maintain a furniture bank in La Crosse which recycles community donations and provides furnishings and home essentials to those in need.
UW – Whitewater for Kendra Ames
$3,400 | John and Ruth Sherman Scholarship Fund | Education
A bequest by John and Ruth Sherman established this scholarship fund that annually provides several scholarships for La Crosse county students.
Don Olsen Scholarship for Toya Reynolds
$600 | Don Olsen Hospitality Scholarship Fund | Education
This scholarship assists students studying hospitality services at Western Technical College. Ms. Reynolds is pursuing a degree in Culinary Management.
La Crosse Farmers Market Association, Ltd.
$3,000 | Community Giving Fund | Health & Human Services
To increase safety protocols and regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic and abide by the CPFM Access and Safety Program to improve access to healthy food for all customers, maintain vendor sales, and to better ensure a safe market for our customers and vendors.
Safe Families for Children
$2,100 | Schnurrer Fund | Health & Human Services
Safe Families is a community-based movement predicated on the belief that the safety and health of children is the responsibility of everyone. Safer Families intends to establish a presence in La Crosse County that promotes systems of natural support for families and deflects children from foster care.
Coulee Region Humane Society
$11,000 | Franke Fund | Community Needs
The Coulee Human's Society strives to provide the best care possible for all pets staying at their shelter. The funding from this grant will be used to provide on site spay/neuter surgeries for the animals in their care, an immediate need. Funding will be used to purchase the medical equipment necessary to make this possible and potentially prevent further animals from homelessness.
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.