The Women’s Giving Circle Announces a Record Amount of Grant Funding

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are pleased to announce that in 2019, they're awarding a record $47,210 in grants. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the WGC’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the WGC has voted to fund are: • Altoona School District—“Care Closet” • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Women Becoming A Healthier Me” • Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation: Women in Nontraditional Careers Scholarship Program” • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association—“Refugee Family Strengthening Project” • Eau…

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Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, a supporting organization of ECCF, is seeking a new  Executive Director. ECPSF is dedicated to promoting education by fostering supportive relationships with the Eau Claire Area School District and the community; raising funds to provide learning opportunities for students, teachers and staff; and awarding grants for value-added projects.  This is not an Eau Claire Area School District Position, but ECPSF works closely with ECASD.  More information about this 32 hour a week salaried position is available on the ECPSF website. A cover letter with…

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L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign

L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign What: “Fit for the Future” Expansion Fundraising Campaign Kickoff Event When: Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI Photos/Broll: Media tour of expansion plans, current fitness center, members, interviews Eau Claire, WI - The L.E. Phillips Senior Center, a regional non-profit which serves thousands of senior citizens in Chippewa Valley communities every year, announces its “Fit for the Future” $3.6 million dollar capital campaign. The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is launching…

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ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications until Jan. 20, 2020. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about this funding opportunity is available on the “Apply for a Grant” page. Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions. More information about them is available under the “Events” tab. Please contact the ECCF Program Specialist at grants@eccfwi.org or by calling (715) 552-3801 if you have questions about the ECCF grant cycle.

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Jane Lokken Receives the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award

Congratulations to Jane Lokken, who received the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award at the Autumn Social! Jane has worked tirelessly on behalf of ECCF. She's served on numerous committees, including a term as Board Chair, and she was instrumental in the development of many of ECCF's legal documents. In addition, she and her husband, John, established the John and Jane Lokken Fund. Thank you, Jane, for your role in making ECCF what it is today! ECCF Board Chair Karl Murch presents the 2019 Leadership Award to Jane…

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ECCF Receives National Recognition

The Eau Claire Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of the Council on Foundations. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates the Eau Claire Community Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.” The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations…

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New Grantee Spotlights!

Eau Claire has many wonderful nonprofits working to improve our community's quality of life. Here are four that demonstrate the variety and scope of their achievements. Each spotlighted organization represents one of our four giving categories (Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities), and each received an Eau Claire Community Foundation grant in the 2019 grant cycle. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Valley Gospel Choir JONAH Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Mighty Maddy's Mission To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. For a list of…

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2019 ECCF Grant Recipients Announced

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce $146,989 in grant awards through its 2019 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients accepted their checks at ECCF’s Annual Meeting on June 6. This year’s 44 grant awards bring ECCF’s current 2019 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to almost $1.2 million. You can click the link below to see a complete list of this year's ECCF competitive grant award recipients. 2019 ECCF Competitive Grant Recipients Community support is vital for the continuation of ECCF’s grant awards, which help local nonprofits…

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