LCCF Emergency Survival Grants

La Crosse Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: All fields of work

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Location of residency: La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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Overview:

Emergency Survival Grant

La Crosse Community Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of the Emergency Survival Grant program. This grant opportunity was created over the summer to help charitable organizations in La Crosse County survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Survival Grant will provide unrestricted funds to nonprofits to offset pandemic-related revenue losses and expenses.

Funding decisions will be made primarily based on two factors:

  • The ability to show with financial records that your organization is significantly impacted financially by the pandemic; and,
  • The feasibility that the amount requested will help.

Grants are strictly for operational costs and not to fund programs.

After reviewing the first two rounds of proposals in August and November, we realized that simply showing a financial loss because of COVID did not make for a successful grant application. We ended up funding only fixed costs for nonprofits whose revenue streams have drastically slowed because of COVID, yet still have substantial fixed costs to cover. We presume the subsequent rounds will be the same.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • All charitable organizations that primarily serve La Crosse County are eligible to apply, with the exception of large public and/or charitable organizations (hospitals, city/village/town governments, county government, school districts, and universities) and other funders.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to nonprofits who have not received large grants from the La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund.

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This page was last reviewed November 13, 2020 and last updated November 13, 2020