Featured Grant Recipients

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

Rotary Works Foundation, Inc.

$500 | Tom and Ann Monson Family Fund | Arts & Humanities

Awarded to aid in the construction of a Band Shell for the new Band Stage at Riverside Park, which many Consortium members use to provide free entertainment for the community. The Band Shell design mirrors the architecture of the blue bridges, uses trees to honor our cities logging history,and will have the same copper shingles as the gazebo at Pettibone Park to tie the parks together visually. This theme will compliment the city's historic downtown.

School District of La Crosse

$3,000 | June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund | Culture & Diversity

The Pretty Brown Girl program serves to empower girls to advocate for themselves and others and set goals for their futures and build strong female connections and solid relationships. Pretty Brown Girls provides an outlet and safe space in the community for African American girls who currently do not have this or other opportunities.

WisCorps, Inc.

$17,380 | Community Giving Fund | Environment

This award helps bring nature education to the classroom by supporting the capacity of the Crittermobile program to within a 50 mile radius of La Crosse. The Crittermobile program allows a WisCorp Nature teacher to take several educational animals to schools, libraries, summer camps, and senior centers to teach about habitat, adaptations, and conservation, eliminating the transportation barriers many schools and organizations face with the high cost of field trips.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse

$10,000 | Norman L. Gillette, Sr. Family Fund | Community Improvement

The most dangerous times for youth are between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, when lack of supervision and lack of healthy alternatives are highest. This grant assists in providing safe and positive after school programs for youth for neighborhoods in need, focusing on Academics, Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles.

UW-Platteville for Jonah Johnson

$1,500 | Borton Construction Scholarship Fund - Holmen | Education & Scholarship

Annual Scholarship to a Holmen High School graduate supporting continued education in construction related fields such as engineering, drafting, design, or other trade areas.

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.

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