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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 Fund Holder Publishes A New Book

    Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, author and ECCF fund holder Dr. Katherine Schneider offers an honest, instructive, hilarious memoir of seven years…

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  • YMCA Uses ECCF Grant to Make Eau Claire STRONG

    The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley has received a $7,000 grant from the Response and Recovery Community Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation to support The STRONG Challenge –…

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  • Response and Recovery Community Fund Phase 3 Grantees Announced

    ECCF is pleased to announce that it has awarded $137,315 in Phase 3 Response and Recovery Community Fund grants to 17 local nonprofits, bringing the total impact of ECCF's pandemic-related…

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  • Grant Training Session

    Nov. 4, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Online This session will cover the Eau Claire Community Foundation and Women's Giving Circle grant cycles as well as tips for writing effective grant…

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  • Community Foundation Week

    November 12 – 18, 2020 The Eau Claire Community Foundation will join in a nationwide celebration to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in addressing civic and…

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Fund Spotlight

Access Eau Claire

Established by Dr. Katherine Schneider, this fund’s purpose is to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the leadership, programs, and services offered by Chippewa Valley nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Schneider has been a resident of Eau Claire for more than twenty-five years and has given many talks to local groups about access issues and about living as a blind woman in Eau Claire. It is her goal to support projects such as developing staff training on disability issues, providing inclusive materials like adapted equipment, implementing special program initiatives to reach out to people with disabilities, and purchasing materials in alternate formats such as Braille.

Dr. Schneider is encouraging all members of the community who value inclusion of people with disabilities to donate to the Access Eau Claire Fund. Gifts of all sizes are encouraged and are tax deductible.

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