2018 Coulee Collaboration

108 $175,000 Coulee Collaboration Awards “Really Making a Difference”

The Franke Foundation will be presenting three awards on June 21, 2018, at the following levels:


The Awards are competitive and the details may be found here.

Bob Franke was a resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Bob lived the 91 years of his life in the home in which he was born. He and his wife, Eleanor, left an estate of more than $20 million, which has become the fund base for the Foundation which bears their names.

The Foundation is a non-profit Wisconsin corporation located in La Crosse, whose purpose is to support the La Crosse Community Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare and the Diocese of La Crosse. A portion of the earnings of the Foundation are undesignated and are available for distribution to IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the Greater La Crosse area through grant applications which are available on this site, upon request.

Take a few moments to consider the Frankes' history and you will begin to understand the kind of people they were to leave such a legacy for generations to come!

Melvyn L. Hoffman
Executive Director

Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation