La Crosse County Emergency Response Fund activated in response to COVID-19. More details here.

Who Gives to LCF?

Individuals & Families

Since 1930, La Crosse Community Foundation has helped generous people be catalysts for good. The Foundation is proud to partner with hundreds of committed individuals and families to design giving plans that support the causes, agencies or issues they care about now and into the future.


Whether your business is just beginning to consider how to give or you’re already operating a corporate foundation, the Foundation can help further your philanthropic mission. We can streamline your charitable giving through a donor-advised fund, administer your grantmaking program or coordinate an employee matching gift fund. Our community knowledge and charitable giving expertise can help you meet your corporate giving goals, promote your company or family’s philanthropic passions and make a positive impact on your community.

Private Foundations

Establishing a charitable fund or supporting organization within a community foundation offers many benefits to creating a separate private foundation. Private foundations can also be transferred into a community foundation. This scenario allows donors to concentrate solely on effective giving while the community foundation tends to the management and administrative headaches.


Nonprofits can start an Agency Endowment Fund as a simple and efficient way to build a sustainable source of income. Agency Endowment Funds also offer the agency’s donors a way to continue their annual giving past their lifetime. We manage the fund so the agency’s staff and volunteers can maintain focus on general operations that meet the agency’s mission.