Grants Issued

2016 Grantees

Family & Children’s Center Hope Academy Program
New Horizons Survivor’s Fund
La Crosse County Health Dept Women’s Transportation Fund
YWCA CASA for Kids
The Salvation Army  Rent Assistance & Personal Hygiene
YWCA Teen LEAD
Couleecap Transitional Housing Program
UWL Self Sufficiency Program SSP Pre College Skills & Sustaining the Educational Journey Project
Western Technical College Foundation Educational Access for Women 
Our Saviors’ Lutheran Church The Essentials:  Undergarments & Hygiene 
WAFER Women and Their Children Hygiene Needs
Bluff County Family Resources BCFR Housing Supports
La Crosse County Health Dept 2017 HPV Education & Awareness Campaign
Consumer Counseling of La Crosse Financial Education & Budget Counseling
Coulee Council on Addiction Women’s Craft Program
Independent Living Resources Independent Living Program
Catholic Charities Back to School Project
La Crosse County Health Dept Safe Sleep/Cribs for Kids
Parenting Place Play Groups for Positive Relationships Among  Parents
YWCA Ruth House
Riverfront Foundation Miss RemarkAble Pageant 
La Crosse County Human Services La Crosse Area Family Collaborative
Independent Living Resources RAVE
The Hunger Task Force I’m Hungry Project
2015 Grantees

La Crosse County Health Department – Women’s Transportation Fund
 New Horizons Shelter – Survivor’s Fund
 Family & Children’s Center – Hope Academy
 WTC – Education Access for Women
 YWCA – CASA for kids program
 UWL Self Sufficiency – The Learning Journey continues
 Coulee Council on Addictions – Helping Women Recover Scholarship Fund and Craft Program
 Boys and Girls Clubs – Jr Smart Girls
 Couleecap, Inc – Couleecap Transitional Housing Program
 WAFER – Women’s Hygiene needs
 The Parenting Place – Free diaper project
 La Crosse County Health Department – Coulee Region Immunization Coalitions Preteen & Teen Vaccination Catholic
 Independent Living Resources – Independent Living Program
 YMCA – New Moves for Girls and the Teen Center
 Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse – Transition from Homelessness
 YWCA of the Coulee Region – Ruth House
 Gundersen Health – Use of Mobile Media to enhance care of pregnant women with addictions
 Big Brothers Big Sisters – Girls RULE (Respect, Unity, Leadership and Empowerment)
 Riverfront Activity Center, Inc – Miss Remarkable Pageant
 The Salvation Army – Tampons for Women who are Homeless

2014 Grantees

African American Mutual Asst. Network – Healthy Foods for kids
 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse – Wages for Transitional Jobs
 Couleecap, Inc – Couleecap Transitional Housing Program
 Family & Children’s Center – Healthy Families
 Family & Children’s Center – Hope Academy
 La Crosse County Aging – Caregiver Coach Program
 La Crosse County Health Department – Women’s Transportation Fund
 La Crosse County Health Department – Coulee Region Immunization Coalitions Preteen & Teen Vaccination
 The American Red Cross – NAT Scholarship
 The Salvation Army – Helpful kid stuff
 UWL Self Sufficiency – Pre-college Skills Class
 WAFER – Women’s Hygiene needs
 Boys and Girls Clubs – Jr Smart Girls
 Coulee Council on Addictions – Helping Women Recover Scholarship Fund and Craft Program
 Independent Living Resources – Independent Living Program
 YMCA – New Moves for Girls and the Teen Center
 The Parenting Place – Brown Bag Parent Education
 YWCA – CASA for kids program
 New Horizons Shelter – Survivor’s Fund
 WTC – Education Access for Women

2013 Grantees

WAFER for personal hygiene products
 Gundersen Medical Foundation – Y Teen Center
 New Horizons Shelter
 Family and Children Center – Healthy Families child abuse prevention
 Family and Children Center – HOPE Academy (teen moms and babes)
 Alzheimer’s Association Woman to Woman Program
 Coulee Council on Addictions—Women Recovery
 Parenting Place parent/child development program
 Great Rivers 211 women awareness about
 UWL Single Parent Self Sufficiency Program
 Western Tech Foundation education and testing fees
 Our Saviors Women’s Clothes Closet
 CouleeCap transitional housing
 La Crosse County- Aging Unit-caregiver coach
 La Crosse County- Comm. Liaison-transportation fund
 Salvation Army
 Independent Living Resources
 Wafer
 Coulee Council on Addictions

2012 Grantees

UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program to provide refresher courses in math and
composition
 Family & Children’s Center – to provide services, promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency to a single-woman lead family
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – for Jr. Smart Girls which promotes healthy attitudes and lifestyle choices to girls in 3rd through 5th grade
 YWCA of the Coulee Region – to provide employment training for disadvantaged women lacking job skills and self-sufficiency
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 HOPE Academy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Western Technical College – assistance for low-income women to obtain their GED and/or pursue higher education
 Couleecap, Inc. – funding to support households headed by women to become self-sufficient.
 Women’s Clothes Closet – to purchase light fixtures and fans
 The Parenting Place – to provide assistance to women who wish to open or maintain an in-home childcare business
 Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation – to support a program that will allow adolescent girls to develop skills in leadership, marketing and fundraising as well as creativity and communication
 New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers – assistance to eliminate the barriers for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or harassment and allow them to become self-sufficient
 The Salvation Army – funding for a program which will provide childcare for women using the shelter while they look for employment

2011 Grantees

WAFER – to purchase feminine hygiene products for women using the food pantry
 New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers – assistance to eliminate the barriers for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or harassment and allow them to become self-sufficient
 Western Technical College – assistance for low-income women to obtain their GED and/or pursue higher education
 Women’s Clothes Closet – to purchase socks, underwear and bras and for women who are working or seeking employment
 The Salvation Army – to purchase feminine hygiene products for women who are underemployed and/or homeless
 YWCA of the Coulee Region – to provide employment training for disadvantaged women lacking job skills and self-sufficiency
 Hmong Mutual Assistance Association – La Crosse Area – for a leadership retreat that will address issues affecting women such as self-esteem, traditional gender roles and inequity as well as domestic and sexual violence
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 The Parenting Place – to provide 150 women and children scholarships to attend the carnival
 Family & Children’s Center – to provide services, promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency to a single-woman lead family
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program to provide refresher courses in math and composition
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program Student Parent Community – for a support network to help student mothers become self-sufficient while advancing through college
 Workforce Connections – to provide a unique opportunity for single mothers to enter a high-paying apprenticeships in the energy sector that will enable them to become self-sufficient
 Hamilton Dance Shoppe – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, after-school supervised environment
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient

2010 Grantees

Hunger Task Force – to purchase and supply community food programs with personal hygiene products such as
toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, and feminine hygiene items
 Family Resources – to provide 150 women and children scholarships to attend the carnival
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – for SMART Girls on the Go which promotes healthy attitudes and lifestyle choices to adolescent girls
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 A Place of Grace – to provide assistance in emergency situations when no other sources of funding or shelter are available
 New Horizons Shelter and Women’s Center – to provide financial assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault victims
 UW-La Crosse Continue Education and Extension – sponsorship for the Re-Claiming Girlhood Conference which will provide tools and strategies to understand, resist and counteract the sexualization of girlhood
 Western Technical College Foundation – assistance for women enrolling in non-traditional career programs
 Hamilton Dance Shoppe – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, after-school supervised environment
 Family & Children’s Center – to provide services, promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency to a single-woman lead family
 YWCA of the Coulee Region – to provide employment training for disadvantaged women lacking job skills and self-sufficiency
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program to provide refresher courses in math and composition
 LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers Region – to teach skills and provide knowledge on self-defense and safety
 WAFER – to purchase feminine products for women using the food pantry
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry Our Saviors Lutheran Church – to provide emergency assistance and support services to women in shelter or in transitional housing

2009 Grantees

Western Technical College Foundation – assistance for women enrolling in non-traditional career programs
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program to provide refresher courses I math and composition
 Hamilton and Franklin After School Program – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, after-school supervised environment
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – for SMART Girls on the Go which promotes healthy attitudes and lifestyle choices to adolescent girls
 Christ Episcopal Church – to support the Hmong Sewing Program where women of all ages learn sewing and quilting
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Family & Children’s Center – housing and transportation assistance for female youth aging out of the foster care system
 Women’s Clothes Closet – to purchase personal hygiene products for women
 Domestic Violence Intervention Project – to assist domestic violence victims and their families with gift cards for emergency assistance

2008 Grantees

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation – to support an event raising awareness of domestic violence and elder abuse
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program to provide refresher courses in math and composition
 Hamilton and Franklin After School Program – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, supervised environment
 Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation/Unity House for Women – to purchase drums and stands for residents
 Family Resources – scholarships to women and children to attend the Children’s Summer Festival
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – for SMART Girls on the Go which promotes healthy attitudes and lifestyle choices to adolescent girls
 New Horizons Shelter and Women’s Center – to make wheelchair accessibility modifications
 Christ Episcopal Church – to support the Hmong Sewing Program where women of all ages learn sewing and quilting
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for registration fees for teen mothers to obtain their GEDs
 WAFER, Inc. – to purchase feminine products for women using WAFER
 Children’s Museum of La Crosse – admission passes given to local human service organizations for clients and their families
 Women’s Clothes Closet – to purchase locks, signs and socks

2007 Grantees

Christ Episcopal Church – to support the Hmong Sewing Program where women of all ages learn sewing and quilting
 Women’s Clothes Closet – purchase of locks, a vacuum cleaner and a bench for the shoe department
 La Crosse County Association for Home and Community Education – book sets will be given and read to preschoolers
 Children’s Museum of La Crosse – admission passes given to local human service organizations for clients and their families
 UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program – scholarships for Self-Sufficiency graduates
 Western Technical College Foundation – support for Women’s Fund accounts for GED and registration fees
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficiency
 Hamilton and Franklin After School Program – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, supervised environment
 Coulee Council on Addictions – educating recovering women on the importance of health, leisure and social education
 Viterbo University – CARING: For Victims of Domestic Violence to help women at New Horizons Women’s Shelter focus on their own health and wellness and that of their children
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support for registration fees for teen mothers to obtain their GEDs
 Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry – providing utility hook up and/or legal assistance to women in shelter or in transitional housing

2006 Grantees

Options In Reproductive Care – support age-appropriate workshops to help teen girls learn “The 7 Respect Basics”
 Coulee Council on Addictions – a multi-faceted program for women to mentor other women recovering from addiction
 Women’s Clothes Closet – purchase room dividers and improve air conditioning
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 Learning Together Family Literacy – support a program that allows single teen mothers to move towards self-sufficiency
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – for a project to promote healthy attitudes and choices that will enable girls to reach their potential
 Hamilton and Franklin After School Program – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, supervised environment
 La Crosse County Health Department – to promote wellness in the life of Hmong women
 Family & Children’s Center – support Healthy Families which prevents child abuse before it begins
 UW-L Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program at the Hamilton Family Learning Center to assist women in developing and improving writing, math and computer skills
 Family Resources & New Horizons – to help with educator fees and supplies
 La Crosse Jail Ministry – to help incarcerated women stay in contact with their children by recording storybooks & personal messages
 La Crosse Jail Ministry – provide underclothing for incarcerated indigent women
 Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation – provide support for victims of domestic violence

2005 Grantees

Alzheimer’s Association – educational materials for women caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
 Coulee Region Mediation and Restorative Justice – anger management classes for women in the La Crosse County Jail
 Coulee Council on Addictions – support for “The Courage to Craft” a program to provide leisure activities for women in recovery; and “Women’s Outreach” to provide transportation, information and referral services to women with potential substance abuse issues
 Hamilton After School Program – K-5 girls learn dance in a safe, supervised environment
 La Crosse County Community Liaison Program – support for the “Women’s Transportation Fund” to provide assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that impact their ability to be self-sufficient
 Options in Reproductive Care – to fund “Mother/Daughter Nights – Talking about the Tough Stuff”
 UW-L Self-Sufficiency Program – adult education program at the Hamilton Family Learning Center to assist women in developing and improving writing, math and computer skills
 Workforce Connections, Inc – to provide a YES AmeriCorps member to develop a business entrepreneurship program with 14-18 year old women at Logan LaCrossRoads High School

2004 Grantees

Central High School – students record and preserve memories and experiences of military women serving our country
 Community Liaison Program of La Crosse County – provides assistance to women experiencing transportation problems that negatively impact their ability to be self sufficient
 Coulee Council on Addictions – recovering women have a venue to give and receive support
 Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children’s Museum of La Crosse – “Girl Power Overnight” scholarships to girls to learn and enhance their physical, emotional and societal power
 Hamilton Elementary School – dance lessons for girls to increase their self-confidence, enhance self-esteem, improve communication skills, build healthy bodies and encourage teamwork
 Lincoln Middle School – assistance to low income girls to obtain physicals needed to participate in sports
 Options in Reproductive Care – a program to increase employability of low income women by helping them set attainable education and career goals
 Women’s Clothes Closet – a computer and printer purchase
 WWTC Opportunity Center – provides financial assistance to low-income women for GED, HSED or driver’s education