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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 awards over $40,000 in grants at its 25th Anniversary Event!

    The Eau Claire Community Foundation celebrated its first quarter century at its 25th Anniversary Event on June 20. It was a huge success, with almost 300 attendees, including 25 members…

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  • In Memoriam: Marv Market

    ECCF joins the Market family in mourning the passing of Marv Market, whose work on behalf of the Eau Claire community has done so much to improve the area's quality…

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  • In Memoriam: Carol Bartingale

    ECCF joins the Bartingale family in mourning the passing of Carol , who contributed so much to her family and community. ECCF was fortunate to be among the many organizations…

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  • 25th Anniversary

    Thank you for helping us celebrate 25 years of supporting nonprofits! We truly appreciate everyone who joined us for our 25th Anniversary Event and all the generous sponsors who made…

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  • Save the Date: 2022 ECCF Autumn Social/Annual Meeting

    Monday, September 19, 2022 Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Introduce your friends to the Eau Claire Community Foundation! Help us celebrate the outstanding people who make our…

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  • Save the Date: 17th Annual Professional Advisor Event

    Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Location TBA   Save the date for ECCF's 17th annual Professional Advisor Event! Professional advisors and fund holders are invited to learn…

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Society of Founders Fund

As members of ECCF’s Society of Founders, Marv Market and his wife Sandy played an instrumental role in helping ECCF open its doors. Marv was also on ECCF’s founding Board of Trustees and served on its Investment Committee. His service has helped ECCF distribute millions of dollars in grants to local nonprofits since its creation.

Although Marv recently passed away, his legacy of generosity will live on. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the “Society of Founders Fund” at ECCF. Click here to read Marv’s obituary.

The Society of Founders Fund was established in 1997 by 64 individuals and businesses to start the Eau Claire Community Foundation. The Fund is used by ECCF’s Grants Committee to address the most pressing current needs of the community.


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

ECCF/Society of Founders Fund
306 S. Barstow St., Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI 54701