The Crawford County Community Fund was established in 2008 as a permanent endowment for the benefit of the County. The Fund’s mission is to support economic development in the County. Once per year, a portion of the Fund’s earnings are returned to area communities in the form of grants for projects consistent with the Fund’s mission.

A unique project of the Fund is the annual Leadership Awards ceremony which recognizes citizens whose efforts advance the county’s quality of life.

The Fund is led by a volunteer advisory board who initiates fundraising activities, promotes the Fund’s mission, and determines the annual leadership and grant awards.

Family of Funds

The following charitable fund has been established to support the charitable goals of the donor for the community:

To Donate

Donations to the Crawford County Community Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Give Now online or mail a check to the following:

Crawford County Community Fund
P.O. Box 13
Seneca, WI 54654

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for further information on planning your gift.


Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, area school districts, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects advancing economic development in the county. Grants are presented at a ceremony in November.

Annual grant application deadline: October 1.


Recent Grant Awards

On December 8, 2018 the Crawford County Community Fund awarded nine grants totaling $7500 to the following:

• $500 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse in support of the Crawford County Domestic Abuse Program;
• $500 to CouleeCap’s Homelessness Prevention Program in Crawford County;
• $500 to the Mississippi Valley Conservancy to support the MVC 2019-2020 Trail Trek Challenge and specifically to promote hiking on the trails in Crawford County;
• $500 to support the 2019-2020 Bluffview Elementary 6th grade outdoor education program;
• $1,000 for the Crawford County 4-H New Horse Barn for the County Fairgrounds Project;
• $1,000 to the Village of Gays Mills for the Village’s comprehensive public/private tree safety and restoration program;
• $1000 in support of the Prairie Du Chien Area School District Arts Midwest World Fest and specifically for the March 2019 appearance of a performing group from Norway;
• $1,200 to the North Crawford School Wellness Committee, to further the District’s Strong Bodies Initiative; and
• $1,300 the School District of Seneca SHARE Youth Leadership to assist with the 21st Annual Holiday Gift Basket Program.

For more information, click here for a brochure or contact Barb Daus, Donor Services Representative, (608) 778-3344  •