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LCF and La Crosse SOUP Announces New Partnership

La Crosse Community Foundation and La Crosse SOUP announced last week a new partnership where La Crosse SOUP and its volunteers will continue its ongoing activities under the oversight and administration of the newly created La Crosse SOUP Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation. Discussions around a potential partnership were initiated months ago as both […]

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Job Posting – FTE Program Director NOW CLOSED

As the community’s foundation, our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the greater La Crosse area. We manage 200+ funds created by individuals, families or businesses to strategically invest their philanthropic resources to achieve their charitable giving goals in ways that inspire continued giving. We also partner with philanthropic institutions, government agencies […]

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Most ever awarded grants in one quarter!

Our Board approved over $322,000 in grant awards!! We’re pretty sure this is the most money ever awarded through competitive grants in one quarter in our history. Stay tuned for more details about the 15 INCREDIBLE projects that received funding. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse Coulee Council on Addictions Children’s Museum of […]

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Giving in the Time of Tax Reform

The greater La Crosse area has consistently proven to be a caring and compassionate community that is willing to share and give time, talent and treasure to make this a stronger and more vibrant community for each of its citizens. This community values and supports the extraordinary works of our nonprofits and knows how important […]

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Couleecap, Inc. releases its latest Community Concerns Paper – Claiming an Education: An Act of Courage, Hope and Tenacity for Low-Income Students

The last Couleecap Community Concerns paper focused on the presentation of childhood poverty in our area schools. To build on that discussion, Couleecap asked Andrea Hansen from the Self-Sufficiency Program at UWL to share her experience working with low-income, single parents who have a dream of attending college. Most Self-Sufficiency Program participants are women and […]

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2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Results Now Available

The State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey has been administered to thousands of nonprofit leaders across the country by the Nonprofit Finance Fund since 2010. The survey has become a widely cited barometer of the operational and financial health of our country’s nonprofits. The 2018 survey results are now live, and can be found here: https://nff.org/learn/survey#results […]

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June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Grants

The June Kjome Justice & Peace Fund at La Crosse Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for 2018 grant awards. Applications are in our online grant portal, Foundant, and are due no later than EOB May 21, 2018. Decisions will be made and announced early June. There is $5,800 available for 2018 grant awards. The […]

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Important Notice for Grant Seekers re: Franke Foundation

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation announced earlier this year that it will dissolve effective June 30, 2018. With the dissolution, a new fund will be created at La Crosse Community Foundation to continue Robert & Eleanor Franke’s charitable giving legacy here in La Crosse. The new fund – formally being named the Robert […]

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Jumpstart Fundraising Program Launches Today for 10 area NPOs

Guidestar’s recently released report, The Financial Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector – Facts & Observations, highlights the reality of the financial distress many nonprofits (NPOs) experience. Nearly 50% of all NPOs are not able to save even one month of operating reserves, yet are expected to deliver high quality, needed services to our community’s most vulnerable […]

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Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse Seeking Grant Applications for 2018 Awards

The Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse is seeking applications for grants to be awarded for the year 2018 to non-profit organizations. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018. The Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse grants support to projects that: Impact attitudes and actions that benefit women and girls Promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency […]

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