Grants Issued

2018 Grantees
  • Aptiv – Miss RemarkAble Pageant
  • Bluff Country Family Resources – Survivor Future Investment Fund
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse – “Time with Laquita” mentoring program
  • Catholic Charities – Care Packages for Homeless Women
  • Coulee Council on Addictions – Women’s Craft Program
  • Couleecap – Transitional Housing Program
  • Family & Children’s Center – Hope Academy
  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration – Survivors Safe and Free event sponsorship
  • Independent Living Resources – RAVE Women Supporting Women support group
  • La Crosse County Health Department – Women’s Transportation Fund
  • La Crosse County Human Services – La Crosse Area Family Collaborative
  • Mississippi River Valley Conservancy – Women in Conservation internship
  • New Horizons – Survivor’s Fund
  • The Parenting Place – Play Groups for Positive Relationships
  • The Salvation Army – Rental Assistance
  • UW-L Self Sufficiency Program
  • WAFER – Menstrual Products Pantry
  • Western Technical College – Educational Access for Women
  • YWCA La Crosse – Ruth House, Teen LEAD
2017 Grantees
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – REnew Activities
  • Bluff Country Family Resources – Eliminating Roadblocks to Safety Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse – Smart Girls Program
  • Catholic Charities – Care Packages for Homeless Women
  • Consumer Credit Counseling – Financial Education and Budget Counseling
  • Coulee Council on Addictions – Women’s Craft Program
  • Couleecap – Transitional Housing Program
  • Essential Health Clinic – Puberty Curriculum Expansion
  • Family & Children’s Center – Hope Academy
  • Habitat for Humanity – Women Build Program
  • Hunger Task Force – I’m Hungry Project
  • Independent Living Resources – Independent Living Program
  • La Crosse County Health Department – Women’s Transportation Fund
  • La Crosse County Human Services – La Crosse Area Family Collaborative
  • New Horizons – Survivors Fund
  • Riverfront – Miss RemarkAble Pageant
  • The Parenting Place – Play Groups for Positive Relationships
  • The Salvation Army – Rental Assistance
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse – Self-Sufficiency Program
  • WAFER – Women’s Hygiene Project
  • Western Technical College – Educational Access for Women
  • YWCA La Crosse – Ruth House, Teen LEAD
2016 Grantees
  • 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 – SSP Pre College Skills & Sustaining the Educational Journey Project
  • Coulee Council on Addictions – Women’s Craft Program
  • Couleecap, Inc – Transitional Housing Program
  • WAFER – Women and Children Hygiene needs
  • The Parenting Place – Play Groups for Positive Relationships Among Parents
  • La Crosse County Health Department – Women’s Transportation Fund
  • La Crosse County Health Department – 2017 HPV Education & Awareness Campaign
  • La Crosse County Health Department – Safe Sleep/Cribs for Kids
  • Independent Living Resources – Independent Living Program
  • Independent Living Resources – RAVE
  • Catholic Charities – Back to School Project
  • YWCA – Teen LEAD
  • YWCA – Ruth House
  • Bluff Country Family Resources  – Housing Supports
  • Riverfront Activity Center, Inc – Miss Remarkable Pageant
  • The Salvation Army – Rental Assistance and Personal Hygiene
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – The Essentials: Undergarments & Hygiene
  • Consumer Counseling of La Crosse – Financial Education & Budget Counseling
  • La Crosse County Human Services – La Crosse Area Family Collaborative
  • 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 – Community 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
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