You can donate to support any of these programs from this page - or if you are an LCF donor advisor, you can recommend grants through the donor portal or by emailing Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Beginning in March of 2020 - the start of the unprecedented pandemic - Arc La Crosse advocates have added personal hours to accommodate the increasing need to assist in and help guide community members with developmental and related disabilities navigate the isolation and decreasing services that resulted in fallout from Covid 19. Arc La Crosse was established in 1954 by parents whose desire it was to have their children with developmental and related disabilities live and thrive in their community. We continue today by advocating for our fellow citizens by promoting and protecting the human rights of all people, supporting full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Recognizing the healing power of companion animals, Heart2Heart Pet Lifeline’s mission is to keep pets out of shelters and in loving homes by providing financial help to income eligible pet owners in La Crosse County. We provide grants for urgent veterinary services, spay/neuter surgeries, and emergency pet boarding. We help homeless and at-risk pet owners cover the cost of vaccinations and pet licensing fees associated with moving into permanent housing. The average grant provided is $400 per person. Please consider people like Bob whose dog was vaccinated so they could move to permanent housing. And Drake, facing hospitalization on short notice with no one to care for his dog Rockie. Or Katie’s cat, Sasha, who developed a urinary tract infection and needed antibiotics to get better. We maintain and stock pet food pantries on Kane Street and at Hamilton School. The cost, on average, is $300 per month. If your life has been made brighter by a companion animal, you know how much pets give us: love, laughter, better health. Your donation helps us make the world a better place, one pet at a time.
The Inclusion and Adaptive Program at the Y is in need of some new supplies; money for training inclusion staff from outside professionals, and help with transportation/reservation costs for camps and special events.
Adult & Teen Challenge, a residential treatment home from women with substance use disorder, is seeking funding support for their new AfterCare wing - a place for women to live after graduation from the 12 month program and still need some support while getting reestablished in the community. The AfterCare wing has 7 beds for clients.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin seeks funding to support general operating expenses related to their work in La Crosse County.
Following several reports of local visitors experiencing racism in our local businesses, La Crosse Chamber of Commerce and Explore La Crosse created a plan to for local tourism partners to partake in educational sessions that will hopefully eliminate these types of incidents moving forward. They seek funding support to partner with Goodenough Consulting to host diversity and inclusion training sessions for area service industry businesses.
La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra seeks funding to offset the cost of performing their two annual concerts, allowing membership fees for students to remain reasonably priced and keep ticket prices for friends and families extremely low.
Neigh N Bray seeks funding to rescue equines (primarily donkeys and horses) who are destined for slaughter and to rehome young, healthy horses in La Crosse County. The Emergency Equine Rescue Readiness program will provide them with critical funding to build paddocks where newly rescued horses and donkeys can safely quarantine to be monitored and treated for injury and/or disease.
River Valley Raptors seeks funding to support their Falcons of the Driftless program - a free educational program designed for fifth grade students using STEAM guidelines. Funding will allow them to expand this program into La Crosse County schools.
Viterbo University seeks funding to support their new free or reduced fee ticket program, available to anyone who wants to attend a show and finds the regular ticket price prohibitive.