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Eau Claire Community Foundation

For Good.

We offer a tax advantageous, low-cost charitable vehicle that maximizes donor involvement in selecting charities and preserves donor intent.

For Eau Claire.

We provide a simple way to fulfill multiple charitable interests that meet a broad range of ever-changing community needs by promoting philanthropy, collaboration and innovation for the Eau Claire community.


We help individuals and families create personalized lasting legacies by building endowment funds that grow and benefit the community forever. Charities preserve donor intent.

  • ECCF Launches a Year of Celebration and Welcomes New Board Members

    ECCF's Annual Meeting on June 3 was an event to remember; not only did we celebrate ECCF's year of accomplishments, but we launched a year of celebration--including an online Grant…

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  • In Memoriam: Shirley Hillman

    Shirley Hillman, who recently passed away, was a shining light to her family and community. Click here to learn more about her life and accomplishments. The ECPD K-9 Fund, which…

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  • Eau Claire Library Launches Construction Phase of Expansion

    DONATE TO THE STORY BUILDER CAMPAIGN The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and its Story Builder expansion campaign held a media event at the library’s Eau Claire Street facility on…

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  • Deadline to submit WGC grant applications: July 1, 2021

    Are you with a nonprofit serving Eau Claire area women and/or children? If so, you might be eligible to apply for a Women's Giving Circle grant. More information is available on…

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  • 2021 ECCF Autumn Social: Save the Date!

    September 27, 2021 Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Introduce your friends to the Eau Claire Community Foundation at this FREE event! Help us celebrate the outstanding people who…

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ECPD K9 Fund

Since the inception of the K9 Unit in 1990, the use of a dog has been an important asset to the Eau Claire Police Department. K9 dogs assist officers with dangerous tasks and work with the Department’s Tactical Response Team on high-risk deployment incidents.

The cost of a K9 dog, including the specialty vehicle and equipment needed to support the dog, can be quite expensive. Therefore, the ECPD K9 Fund was established in 2006 to support the K9 Unit and other special unit needs.

You can contribute to the Fund online by clicking the link below:


You can also write a check made out to “ECCF/K9 Fund” and mail your donation to:

ECCF/K9 Fund
306 S. Barstow St., Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI 54701