La Crosse Community Foundation staff are available to assist company leaders in establishing, building or enhancing a corporate giving program. Whether you are just beginning to consider your company’s charitable giving goals, or already operate a corporate giving program or foundation, we can help you further your philanthropic mission with our charitable giving expertise and rich community knowledge.
Corporate giving programs can take many different forms. LCF can offer these simple solutions. If none of these options interest you, we would love to help you design another solution.
- Community Education – staff are available to share insight on area nonprofits and the region’s greatest community needs to help guide meaningful and effective giving decisions
- Corporate Donor-Advised Fund – attractive alternative to your own corporate foundation that offers immediate tax benefit for all contributions and gives you the flexibility to support your and/or your employees’ charitable interests through simple advising privileges
- Grantmaking Assistance – a more robust option where foundation staff help facilitate a grant application and review process on your behalf to find and fund local needs specifically in your interest areas
- Employee Matching Program/Fund – an option to encourage and enhance employee contributions; we would handle all the details of verifying charitable status of your employees’ recommended grant recipients
Why should you choose La Crosse Community Foundation for your company’s giving?
We make giving easy.
Giving through LCF is done under our federal tax identification, so there are no tax returns for you to file, excise taxes or minimum payout requirements. It’s a seamless solution to outsourcing your corporate giving program.
We make giving cost-effective & efficient.
There are no fees to create a fund and a very low cost to administer the fund once established. We provide tax receipts for all contributions, and can accept many types of assets including cash, stock or real estate.
We make giving more organized.
We can provide regular reports showing the charities you are supporting and the given amounts. We can also insulate your business from the constant request for contributions by acting as a buffer for your solicitations.