Apply for a Grant

Emergency Grant Cycle in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis:

How to Make a Grant Request

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution.

Any nonprofit organizations that meet these criteria and serve the Eau Claire area are eligible to apply. Those addressing basic needs like food, shelter, and medical care will be prioritized in the initial phase of this emergency grant cycle. Urgent operational needs will also be considered.

Nonprofits can currently apply for one Service Need request of up to $10,000 and one Operational Need request of up to $5000. As more funding becomes available, we will provide more granting opportunities.

Click here to make a grant request. 

Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and responses will be made within a week of submitting the proposal. In order to move resources quickly, the request form is short and easy to complete. If a nonprofit is not immediately funded, its request will continue to be reviewed weekly.

Regular ECCF Grant Cycle:

ECCF will begin accepting grant applications on Nov. 1, 2020.

If you represent a nonprofit that serves the greater Eau Claire area, you can apply for an ECCF grant. If your organization serves women and/or children, you can also apply for a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle. This is a separate application process.

You can apply for two types of grants:

  1. Program Grants fund programs or services provided by your organization
  2. Asset Purchase/Improvement Grants fund specific purchases that will help keep your organization running smoothly.

Documents for the grant application process:


If you would like to see PDF versions of the applications, please click Asset Grant Application Form or Program Grant Application Form. These copies are for review only; applications must be submitted using the online form in order to be considered for funding.

NEW FEATURE: You can now collaborate on grant requests, so if you'd like other people in your organization to help you with the application, you can click the "Collaborate" button in the upper right hand corner of your application page to invite them. You can read the Collaborator Tutorial for more information.


Online Grant Portal  


If you have any questions or need help accessing the documents, please contact the ECCF Program Specialist or call the ECCF office at (715) 552-3801.