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La Crosse Community Foundation awards nearly $220,000 in grants to 13 organizations, plus an additional $27,200 from the Corrine Zielke Fund

The La Crosse Community Foundation has announced its winter grants for 2022.

Nearly $220,000 in competitive grants were awarded to 13 organizations.

The Foundation said $353,709 was requested for standard and mini grants. The grant nomination process closed on January 15.

The YWCA received the largest grant at $88,000. The money comes just two weeks after Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers was in La Crosse to present the group with a check for $1 million from the state’s Equitable Recovery Grant program.

The Community Foundation also awarded $27,200 in baseball grants from the Corrine Zielke Fund. This included $5,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand La Crosse.

Here is a list of the 13 organizations that received a competitive grant:

name of the organization name of the project Amount granted Funds
Y women Mediation Emergency Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHYMES) $88,000 Standard Grant from the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund and the Richard Masrud ​​Memorial Fund (advised donor)
La Crosse County Historical Society Elevating LCHS museums and tours for the future $32,200 Community Giving Fund Standard Grant
Unitarian Universalist Community of La Crosse The Eligible Voter Education Project $32,188 Community Giving Fund Standard Grant
The Good Fight Community Center Perfect 10 $20,000 National Youth Sports Program Fund and Community Giving Fund Standard Grant
Coulee Region Star Center “I can’t stop”, an exercise program specific to Parkinson’s disease $15,000 Standard Grant (project-based grant for applications over $7,500) from the Community Giving Fund
Sustainability Institute Sustainability programming and outreach $7,500 Myrick Hixon EcoPark Fund and Community Giving Fund Mini-Grant
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc. Everyone votes 2022 $6,050 Community Giving Fund Mini-Grant
WonderStruck Theatre, C/O Great River Festival of Arts The elephant speaks jazz $5,000 Community Giving Fund Mini-Grant
The Badger Project, C/O The Community Stewardship Center La Crosse County Investigative Journalism Project $5,000 Community Giving Fund Mini-Grant
La Crosse Association for Home and Community Education Wisconsin Bookworm Project $4,000 Elizabeth Fund for Literacy and Wellbeing Mini-Grant (Area of ​​Interest), Barbara and Dave Erickson Fund (Advised Donor), and Community Giving Fund
La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Shuttle to summer concerts $2,000 Barbara and Dave Erickson Fund Mini-Grant (Advised Donor)
Children of Wisconsin Ltd. Big Bang Boom – Professional Youth Audition by Wisconsin Kids $1,500 Community Giving Fund Mini-Grant
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Girl Scout leadership experience $1,000 Mini-Grant (application based on a project of $7,500 or less) from the Richard Masrud ​​Memorial Fund