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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.


  • Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020!

    Every year, people all over the world celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting the charitable causes they love. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1. But what if you can’t…

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  • 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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  • Women’s Giving Circle Gift of Giving Virtual Event

    December 1, 2020 6:00 PM Virtual Event Join members of the Women's Giving Circle, a Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, as they celebrate this year's grantees at the…

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  • Grant Training Session

    Dec.7, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 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 proposals.…

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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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Fund Spotlight


Do you want to support Eau Claire area nonprofits without having to set up your own fund? If so, a gift to the Community Fund might be a great option for you.

This Fund supports grants to a wide variety of local organizations. Unlike many other Funds, which have a specific focus, the Community Fund is unrestricted. Its flexibility allows ECCF to fund grant applications that address the community’s most pressing needs annually. 

A gift to the Community Fund is an excellent way to ensure that a diverse array of nonprofits can continue their work on behalf of the greater Eau Claire area. Your gift will continue to give forever through this endowment.


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