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Community Involvement

Please click on the appropriate header to view organizations that Coulee Bank employees are involved with in each market area.

7 Rivers Region Alliance

The 7 Rivers Alliance is a regional leadership group that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. It brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth, and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.


AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country's critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Bethany Lutheran Homes

Bethany Lutheran Homes, a corporation comprised of 32 churches and affiliated with Gundersen Lutheran Health System, offers a wide range of care from independent living, assisted living, Dementia/Alzheimer's care to skilled nursing.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region, Inc

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region has the mission to effectively match children who need and want mentors with mature, caring individuals and to nurture these relationships to their fullest potential. Research has found that children who have Big Brothers and Big Sisters are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, and 52% less likely to skip school. To make a BIG impact, call (608) 782-BBBS.

Boy Scouts of America

The Charter of the Boy Scouts of America states that "the purpose of this corporation shall be to promote, through organization and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things themselves and with others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using methods which are now in common use by Boy Scouts." It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Bridges of Belonging

Bridges of Belonging was organized to acquire, construct, maintain and operate a residential community in the vision of the world wide network of communities founded by Jean Vanier. Bridges of Belonging has a mission to create a Christian community, rooted in the Beatitudes, which supports and protects the dignity of persons with disabilities. Fundamental principles include faith, unity, growth and integration.

Community Development Authority of Onalaska

Onalaska's OmniCenter is an attractive and versatile location for business meetings, Family Reunions, Private and Company Picnics, Receptions, Seminars, Conferences, Christmas Parties and annual meetings. Responsible for the oversight of the Onalaska OmniCenter and provide a bonding arm separate from the City.

Coulee Region Business Center

The Coulee Region Business Center is a service provided by the La Crosse Area Development Corporation. This corporation focuses on a 'Triad of Development': attraction of business, retention of business and industry and co-management of the Small Business Incubator.


CouleeCap is a private, nonprofit agency established in 1966 during the War on Poverty. Drawing on the strengths of its diverse programs, CouleeCap's main purpose is to provide the tools and resources that empower low-income people to meet their needs, develop self-confidence and reach self-sufficiency. CouleeCap strengthens communities by identifying resources, developing opportunities, and advocating for local adults, youth, and families.


Crime Stoppers is a program which involves the public, the media, and the police in a fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest and the filing of criminal charges against crime offenders and the capture of fugitives.

Downtown Main Street, Inc.

Downtown Main Street, Inc. forms the link between the public and private entities in the restoration and revitalization of our historic downtown.

Franciscan Spirituality Center

Franciscan Spirituality Center is an interfaith center open to all people of all religious traditions and walks of life.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Greater La Crosse Area Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week WisconsinSM is a public awareness initiative made for you. It is aimed at building your financial knowledge so you can deal with your own money more quickly, confidently and shrewdly.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat is a rapidly growing international movement concerned with achieving decent housing for all. In La Crosse, as elsewhere, it is an ecumenical Christian group that recruits volunteers, raises money, and rehabs or builds inexpensive but sturdy homes in partnership with responsible low-income families. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

La Crosse Area Builders Association

The La Crosse Area Builders Association, founded in 1971, is a nonprofit trade organization serving five counties in Western Wisconsin. Our members include more than 400 builders, developers, remodelers, trade contractors and suppliers who have discovered that membership in an organized association means education, information, increased profitability, professional recognition and networking opportunities. Your membership payment includes dues paid to the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Together we represent and provide benefits to your business interests at local, state, and national levels.

La Crosse Area Development Corporation

For the La Crosse Area Development Corporation, the focus is simple; we work specifically in three areas: the retention of industry, the attraction of industry and the small business incubator. With our 'triad of development' we can show results that benefit both you and the La Crosse Area.

La Crosse Area Fair Housing Partnership

The La Crosse Area Fair Housing Partnership is a proactive collaboration of professionals designed to increase the availability and accessibility of affordable and quality housing.

La Crosse Area REALTORS® Association

The purpose of the La Crosse Area REALTORS® Association is to serve its Real Estate market by providing programs and services which promote professionalism in the Real Estate Industry, to facilitate the efficient transfer of information, to promote value added service of the REALTOR® image, to encourage REALTOR® involvement in the community and to enhance the right to own, transfer and use real property.

La Crosse Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber works to serve as the voice of business, to support the needs of its members, to promote regional cooperation and development, involve neighborhood revitalization, to provide linkages with the education system and promote diversity in the workplace.

Mission: To serve the needs of our membership and to promote the regional economy.
Vision: The Greater La Crosse Area will constantly strive to be:

  • A region that takes pride in its quality of life by supporting people of all ages, by respecting its unique environment and its history, and by promoting volunteer commitment, economic well-being, recreation, and cultural stimulation.

  • A dynamic community of well informed, involved citizens, respectful of diversity, and committed to working together collaboratively in planning and shaping our future.

  • A strategically focused regional economic center, characterized by a thriving business climate, an educated work force, and community oriented values.

  • An economically diversified region, founded on effective government, with a commitment to outstanding education, quality health care, and efficient public services.

La Crosse Community Foundation

The La Crosse Community Foundation is one of 22 Wisconsin community foundations. The purpose of the foundation is to enrich the quality of life in the greater La Crosse area by attracting charitable gifts; serving as a steward for entrusted funds; supporting programs and activities of non-profit organizations; providing leadership; and being a community resource.

La Crosse County Historical Society

The La Crosse County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the local history of the La Crosse area and educating the public about our heritage.

La Crosse Kiwanis

La Crosse Kiwanis Club is a fun and welcoming group of people who enjoy getting together weekly for lunch, listening to interesting speakers each week, engaging in social activities like picnics and fish boils, and serving the La Crosse community in many ways, including distributing food at the Salvation Army, organizing the Special Days for Special People event, and participating in highway cleanup.

La Crosse Public Education Foundation

The mission of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is to enhance learning opportunities for students in the School District of La Crosse and to promote community understanding and support for public education. The Foundation supports the public schools by providing funding in three areas:

  • Random Acts of Kindness: Overcoming road blocks to student achievement such as the purchase of eye glasses, field trip fees, and graduation caps and gowns for students whose families struggle financially.

  • Classroom Innovation: Supporting state of the art instruction and creativity through grants for pilot projects.

  • Teacher Excellence: Expanding opportunities for continuous learning and professional development.

La Crosse Rotary Club

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra serves the people, institutions and businesses of this area by elevating the area's cultural climate. It does this in several ways:

  1. Provides opportunities to hear live performances of some of the world's greatest music

  2. Provides unique teaching and musical experiences to area students

  3. Provides performance opportunities for symphonic musicians.

Onalaska Area Business Association

Onalaska Area Business Association was organized to promote goodwill and improve communications between the business community, local government, and the people who live in the Onalaska area. Our goals are to improve the quality of life within the community and foster economic growth.

Onalaska Lions

The motto of every Lion is simply, "We Serve." As a lion, we work hard for the prevention of blindness. Lions is an international organization with clubs in more than 170 countries and geographical areas.

Onalaska/Holmen Tornado Youth Hockey

The Onalaska/Holmen Tornado Youth Hockey is a parent run organization providing youth hockey players the opportunity to develop high level life and hockey skills in a safe and fun family atmosphere, while maintaining a competitive environment.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is the Children's Advocacy Center located in La Crosse. It offers child-friendly surroundings and provides a private and confidential environment for families dealing with possible abuse and neglect.

United Funds for the Arts and Humanities

The United Funds for the Arts and Humanities is an umbrella fund-raising organization that provides funding through 10 of our area's most treasured arts groups. These groups are Coulee Chordsmen, Great River Festival of Arts, La Crosse Boychoir, La Crosse Chamber Chorale, La Crosse Community Theatre, La Crosse County Historical Society, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and Pump House Regional Arts Center.

United Way

The Great Rivers Region United Way continues to be the local premiere fundraising organization. Currently, 27 partner agencies are receiving funds to assist in providing 61 specific programs through the 2006 Community Investment process.

UW-L College of Business

The College Business Administration within the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is dedicated to quality teaching, research and public service. The CBA is the only institution in the region that is accredited by the AACSB International. Less than 1/3 of U.S. business school programs and only 10% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of this accreditation.

Western Wisconsin Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Board is responsible for setting forth a five-year plan for the operation of 13 federal employment and training programs in local job centers.

Wisconsin/Minnesota Hockey League

The Wisconsin/Minnesota Hockey League is made up of 13 local hockey associations in southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. The league consists of over 70 youth teams from mites to bantams and includes two levels of girls hockey. The goal is to promote ice hockey as a fun sport for youth in the area and promote sportsmanship among the players, coaches, and families that are involved.


Family Service Rochester, MN

Family Service Rochester has sharpened its focus to working with families with serious child welfare and/or family violence concerns. Major service expansions have been in the areas of child maltreatment, child welfare, children’s mental health, domestic violence and providing our services to ethnically diverse populations in our community.

Gift of Life Transplant House

The mission of the Gift of Life Transplant House is to provide transplant patients and their caregivers with high quality, affordable accommodations in a supportive, home-like environment.

Vision Statement: To positively impact over 2,000 lives a year by providing a “home that help and heals” for transplant patients and their caregivers, so they can focus on healing.

Hiawatha Homes

Hiawatha Homes opened its doors in northwest Rochester, providing forty children with a cutting edge, state of the art program that included round the clock long term care and short term respite care. Additional services offered included physical and occupational therapy, recreational and leisure activities for children. Today, over 140 individuals benefit from Hiawatha’s community-based residential homes.

Optimist Club of Rochester

The Rochester Optimist Club participates in many activities in the Rochester area in addition to participating in Optimist International Programs such as Childhood Cancer Campaign, Optimist Jr. World of Golf, Oratorical Contest and Optimist Essay Contest.

Paws & Claws Humane Society

The Paws & Claws Mission is to:

  • Promote and provide humane protection and shelter for abandoned or lost companion animals. Seek adoptive homes for companion animals under our protective care.
  • Provide public education regarding the societal problem of animal overpopulation.
  • Promote the principles of responsible companion animal care.
  • Advocate the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.


Sertoma 700 hosts fun and exciting casino parties as our main fundraiser.
OUR VISION: To create communities of change under common leadership and with a common voice that will serve the many in need.
OUR MISSION: To improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.

Toys for Tots of Southeast Minnesota

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

United Way of Olmsted County

United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Vision Statement: To be an agent of community change that inspires hope, creates opportunity, and champions people in need.
Mission Statement: Uniting people and resources to improve people’s lives in our community.

East Side Area Business Association

The East Side Area Business Association is committed to being an organization that provides meaningful connections to our diverse businesses, cultures, and community organizations. We collaboratively provide opportunities to business owners to be active citizens and experience business growth.

East Side Learning Center

East Side Learning Center is dedicated to “unlocking each child’s potential through the foundation of reading.”
To be a major force in ensuring that all children have the opportunity to read at grade level by the 4th grade.  In 1998, as part of a long-range effort to revitalize the East Side of St. Paul, the East Side Neighborhood Development Company approached the School Sisters of Notre Dame about helping to address unmet educational needs. In 2001 the Sisters partnered with St. Paul civic and educational leaders to establish the East Side Learning Center, to provide free one-on-one reading tutoring for children unable to get help elsewhere.  Today, funded only by grants and donations, we tutor 243 students per week. One Child. One Book.  One Hour.

NeighborWorks Home Partners

NeighborWorks Home Partners goals:

  • Revitalize neighborhoods by providing programs and services to families that stabilize the community.
  • Increase the wealth of families by providing affordable opportunities for home ownership.
  • Work with families to understand the process and responsibilities of home buying and homeownership.
  • Provide educational opportunities for families to be able to manage and understand finances so they are able to maintain, grow, and keep their wealth.

St Paul Compassionate Friends

The death of a child of any age or cause is a catastrophic and life-changing experience for a family. The St. Paul, Minnesota Chapter of The Compassionate Friends hold out our hands in friendship and understanding to those whose children, stepchildren, brothers, sisters, and/or grandchildren have died.

United Family Medicine

The mission of United Family Medicine is to serve and to teach. We provide access to comprehensive primary care to all persons in our community in order to improve health and well-being, regardless of the ability to pay. As a community clinic, we serve as a health care home for underserved populations within culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods. We help sustain the future of community-oriented primary care by offering superior educational experiences for family medicine residents.