Apply for an annual 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 committed to creating an inclusive and equitable life for all women and girls so that they can do the same for others. We are interested in innovative and creative proposals that address women’s and girls’ current and critical needs and create long-lasting change.

This is a competitive grant process and we prioritize funding for programs that are led or inspired by and serve women or girls. Education, health, enrichment and housing are four emphasis areas of our grantmaking.

Requests for $1,000 – $10,000 will be considered in this funding cycle. Grants of $1,000 or less are eligible to apply for a mini-grant. Please get in touch with Women’s Fund to learn how to apply for a mini-grant.

Who we fund

We invite Registered 501(c)3 organizations, public agencies (like the health departments or school districts) or special projects with a fiscal sponsor relationship with a 501(c)3 organization to apply.

We do not fund individuals, for-profit businesses, 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 2022 Women’s Fund Competitive Grant Cycle is now open!

Our 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.

The deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or to request feedback on your proposal or application materials.