Featured Grant Recipients

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region

$35,000 | General Fund | Health & Human Services

Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are 52 percent less likely to skip school and are shown to be more confident in their personal and academic lives. That’s why LCF granted $35,000 to Boys and Girls Club of the Seven Rivers Region to help in reducing the youth wait list as well as to support expenses related to enhancing their space for programming!

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra – Play it Forward

$2,800 | General Fund | Arts & Humanities

The Play it Forward program of La Crosse Symphony Orchestra received a $2,800 award to repair and refurbish used string instruments to use with music students participating in the program at the Boys & Girls Club locations in La Crosse.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Western Wisconsin

$4,500 | Dahl Fund | Health & Human Services

JDRF of Western Wisconsin received a $4,500 award from the Howard Dahl fund to support cutting edge juvenile diabetes research.

IM Education

$7,500 | General Fund | Education

IM Education received support to start a REACCT Writing Coach program for students at Holmen Middle School.

African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.

$5,000 | General Fund | Education

Funding to cover book, curriculum and other educational materials needed to add a new kindergarten class within their Clara Fields School of Excellence program

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

$300 | Harold E. Lemke Fund | Arts & Humanities

To purchase percussion equipment that will be owned by Onalaska High School but shared with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra

Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse Area

$75,000 | Special Initiative Fund | Community Improvement

Funds towards the building materials and subcontractor costs for the construction of three affordable homes as a part of their 5th and Mississippi Street public-private Homeownership Collaboration Project with CouleeCap, La Crosse Neighborhood Development Corporation and Rousch Rentals

Gateway Area Boy Scouts

$4,000 | Mary Grace Sieber Fund | Recreation & Wellness

Funding to assist in Camp Decorah waterfront improvements, including improved features, adaptive equipment, and program development to better serve participants facing barriers to aquatic recreation

Theodore A. Carr

$2,000 | Mary Jane Bice Fund | Education

Annual scholarship for a student pursing journalism or environmental studies

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

$4,100 | Howard Dahl Fund | Health & Human Services

To reduce the burden of Type 2 diabetes through evidence based programming in the La Crosse area by empowering adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health