The ECCF Fall Newsletter is Here!

Click below to read about ECCF's latest happenings, including efforts to address pandemic-related needs.  Thank you to all the wonderful donors and nonprofits who made these accomplishments possible! Click here to read the Fall Newsletter We want you to know that ECCF fully supports current efforts to promote social justice. We're committed to the principle that all lives are equally valuable, and we want to make sure that all Eau Claire area residents--regardless of skin color or economic background--can thrive in our community. Racism ends when hearts change. It is…

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Grant applications to Response and Recovery, Phase 3 are now being accepted!

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County are launching a new phase of collaboration to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the previous phase of granting, each is offering its own grant opportunities, then collaborating in the evaluation process. Phase 3 of the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s ”Response and Recovery Community Fund” grant cycle is now open to Eau Claire County nonprofits. It will continue to support projects that meet residents’ basic needs, but…

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ECCF announces its Response and Recovery Community Fund grant recipients

ECCF is pleased to announce $200,700 in Response and Recovery Community Fund grants to 18 local nonprofits. This amount wouldn't have been possible without a generous $100,000 donation from C&M Companies. The grants will help these nonprofits meet urgent basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. Grant Recipients: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/Vivent Health Bolton Refuge House Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley--Mary Markquart Center Catholic Charities Children's Service Society of Wisconsin Chippewa Valley Health (Free) Clinic  Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, Inc. Eau Claire Area…

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More than $500,000 in Response and Recovery grants awarded to local nonprofits!

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County worked together to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. Each organization offered its own grant opportunities, then collaborated to ensure that their grant awards would be the most effective at meeting Chippewa Valley needs. They awarded a collective total of $555,673 to 41 local nonprofits. More information about the “Response and Recovery” grants can be found at www.uwgcv.org , www.eccfwi.org , and www.yourlegacyforever.org . The United Way of the…

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Library Offers Families Special StoryWalk Activity to Exercise Mind and Body

ECCF is proud to support the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library by holding its Story Builder Campaign for the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Expansion, and we're pleased to share the following announcement from this important philanthropic partner: The Youth Services department of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire is excited to install its first StoryWalk activity. A StoryWalk combines literacy and physical activity by posting pages of a children’s book along a walking path and includes activity prompts to enhance the story experience. The library’s StoryWalk…

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Happy 30th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

ECCF joins the Eau Claire community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Signed into law by President George H. Bush on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a landmark civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in employment, purchasing goods and services, and participating in state and local government programs and services. Several Funds held at ECCF support the important work of improving accessibility for all. For example, grants from Access Eau Claire have provided sign language interpreters at events, a braille printer…

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New Grant Opportunities to Address Pandemic Related Needs

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County have created a partnership to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. Each organization will offer its own grant opportunities; they will then collaborate to ensure that funds they distribute will best serve the needs of the Chippewa Valley as a whole during the pandemic. The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will grant $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in both Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties. The grants will support…

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The ECCF Summer Newsletter is Here!

Click below to read about ECCF's latest happenings, including efforts to address pandemic-related needs. Since the Annual Meeting had to be cancelled, it also includes information normally covered there. Thank you to all the wonderful donors and nonprofits who made these accomplishments possible! We want you to know that ECCF fully supports current efforts to promote social justice. We're committed to the principle that all lives are equally valuable, and we want to make sure that all Eau Claire area residents--regardless of skin color or economic background--can thrive in our…

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Response and Recovery Community Fund Launches to Support Local Nonprofits

In an effort to help local nonprofits support residents as they recover from the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County (CFCC) announce partnership efforts for COVID-19 recovery. Funds will support Chippewa County and Eau Claire County nonprofit agencies as they help Chippewa Valley residents recover from the damage done by the pandemic.  Click here to read the entire press release.

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COVID-19 Community Survey

ECCF is helping JONAH and its partners spread the word about their COVID-19 Community Survey. Read on for more information... "The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone differently. JONAH wanted to connect with the community and hear about these impacts. We connected with several community partners: The Chippewa Valley Street Ministry, The Community Table, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, Eau Claire City/County Health Department, El Centro, EXPO, Family Promise, Feed My People, Hmong Mutual Association, JONAH Immigration Task Force, Literacy Chippewa Valley, Power Up Project, and Sojourner House to put together…

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