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Featured Grant Stories

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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Grant Story: A local athlete makes Miracle League history

Local teen heads to the Miracle League All-Star Game in Houston, Texas Matthew McGarry, 18, of Holmen recently received a grant from LCF to be the first local teen ever to play baseball in the Miracle League All-Star Game in Houston, Texas, next weekend. McGarry will represent the La Crosse Area Family YMCA’s Miracle League […]

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Grant Story: New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers

Helping New Horizons overcome an unexpected safety concern New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers has over 40 years of experience providing safe shelter, support, and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. They serve nine counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and are the only shelter in a 65-mile radius. When COVID […]

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Grant Story: Mississippi Valley Conservancy Naturehood Connections

Grant to MVC aims to restore local nature preserves well-trodden during the pandemic Mississippi Valley Conservancy was recently awarded a $20,000 grant to help restore public lands well-used during the pandemic as families sought new recreational outlets. The conservancy is using the funds to develop a novel approach to restoration that invites the community to […]

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New adaptive summer camp comes to La Crosse

No Boundaries Summer Camp With grant support from the Mary Grace Sieber Fund at LCF, the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse has developed the new No Boundaries Summer Camp for anyone with disabilities and over the age of five. Camp is a summertime staple, where campers discover abilities, form lifelong friendships and make cherished […]

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Grant story: Spay and neuter surgeries at Coulee Region Humane Society

Coulee Region Humane Society – Sheltering our furry friends Coulee Region Humane Society has lovingly cared for animals in our community for decades. They take in all stray and surrendered animals from young to old, healthy to sick, friendly to aggressive, small to large — allowing every animal a safe refuge regardless of its circumstance. […]

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Grant Story: AVCAP’s search and rescue drone team

LCF grant supports area’s first search and rescue drone team – with youth at the controls With a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation, AVCAP and the La Crosse Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently trained the area’s first volunteer search and rescue drone team. Comprising about a dozen youth, adult and […]

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Grant Story: Cameron Park Farmer’s Market

Cameron Park Farmer’s Market Grant A year ago, in the midst of heightening concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cameron Park Farmer’s Market was trying to figure out how they could safely open with adherence to all the new safety standards to ensure a safe market  for customer and vendors. Budgeting ahead for a possible […]

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An experience with Bill Miller at Northside Elementary

Thanks to a 2019 grant from the June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund, students at Northside Elementary School in La Crosse were able spend meaningful time with Bill Miller, a Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, activist, painter, and Native flute player, originally hailing from La Crosse. The purpose of the project was to promote awareness of […]

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