Areas of Interest

The Foundation Board has determined that grant applications will be recommended for IRC 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations within La Crosse County, Wisconsin, or who fund projects in La Crosse County, the focus of which is to:

  1. Promote the efforts of students to seek and to pursue their educational goals.
  2. Assist those who are temporarily unable to pay for basic housing costs, including rent and utilities.
  3. Assist those who are not meeting their quantitative and/or qualitative nutritional needs as a result of economic disadvantage, social stigma, and lack of education, availability of suitable or appropriate food sources or other remediable impediments to basic food security.
  4. Assist those in need of clothing, disability services, recovery from addictions, skills enhancement and other services which improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
  5. Assist in strengthening and protecting children and families.
  6. Promote the humane treatment of our animal friends.
Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation