Apply for a grant

We strive to improve women and girls’ lives in our community through our yearly grants. Applications are open from March 1 – May 1 each year.

What we fund

We are interested in programs that encourage the advancement and full participation of women and girls in our community by promoting their full range of choices. We fund projects which: 

  • Impact attitudes and actions that benefit women and girls
  • Promote opportunity, health and self-sufficiency for women
  • Encourage women and girls to develop as philanthropists

We support programs or projects at registered 501(c)3 organizations or public agencies (like health departments or school districts). We will consider supporting special projects with a fiscal sponsor relationship with a 501(c)3 organization. 

Our grantmaking prioritizes programs that are led or inspired by and serve women or girls.

We do not fund individuals, lobbying efforts, annual campaigns, debt retirement, gift campaigns, nor major capital expenses.

Learn more about our past grants and the programs we have funded.


How to apply

The 2021 Women’s Fund Grant Application is available via the La Crosse Community Foundation Online Grant Portal. You may login using your existing account information or create an account. If you have issues accessing the portal, contact Katie Berkedal at the La Crosse Community Foundation. Any other questions should be directed to Sarah Ellingson at Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse.