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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.


  • Ken Vance Motors Fund Distributes $50,000 to Chippewa Valley Nonprofits

    Ken Vance Motors is making a big difference in the Chippewa Valley using a Fund it established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. It’s distributing $50,000 in grants to ten…

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  • In Memoriam: Rachel E. Studt

    The family of Rachel E. Studt is honoring her life by collecting donations to the Story Builder Campaign for the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Expansion Fund in her name. …

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  • In Memoriam: Tracey Curtis

    Donations to the Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund are being collected in honor of Tracey Curtis, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. These gifts will support cancer research and…

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  • Grant Training Session

    Jan. 5, 2021 11:00 am-12:00 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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  • Deadline to Submit ECCF Grant Applications: Jan. 20, 2021

    The deadline to submit grant applications for the 2021 Eau Claire Community Foundation competitive grant cycle is 11:45 pm on Jan. 20, 2021. You can consult the Grant Opportunities page…

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  • Women’s Giving Circle Grant Cycle

    The Women's Giving Circle will begin accepting grant applications on April 1, 2021.  Any nonprofit serving Eau Claire area women and/or children is eligible to apply for a grant of…

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Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund

The mission of Babbette’s Seeds of Hope is to support cancer research and patients going through cancer.

Babbette was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many. She lost her battle on November 17, 2014, but her inspiring journey continues to give hope today. Her family has never forgotten her dream of a life without cancer for herself and others. That’s why they established the Babbette’s Seeds of Hope Fund to make grants to support cancer research and the needs of patients going through treatments.

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


You can also write a check made out to “ECCF/Seeds of Hope” and mail your donation to:

ECCF/Seeds of Hope
306 S. Barstow St., Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI 54701