Press Release: Quick Response Community Fund Launched

[EAU CLAIRE, WI] The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) established the Quick Response Community Fund at ECCF to rapidly deploy financial resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits that serve community members disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic consequences.  “This fund is designed to give added support to those organizations experiencing additional stresses on their services due to increased demand, changes in service delivery, reduced volunteer assistance, and increased staffing needs. These are the organizations on the front lines…

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Emergency Funding Opportunities

The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF), in collaboration with United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), established the Quick Response Community Fund to rapidly deploy financial resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. ECCF and UWGCV are collaborating and communicating with Marshfield Clinic Health System, the Community Foundation of Dunn County and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County to further efforts to support their areas' nonprofits.  DONATE NOW  Donation Options Credit Card donations can be made online by clicking link above, which leads to…

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ECCF Emergency Response and Event Changes

March 17, 2020 Beginning today, the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) office will be closed to the public, although staff will still be working there. For your convenience, there is a mail slot next to our second entrance for donations, etc. We appreciate your patience and support of these efforts to limit direct contact. Should the need arise for ECCF to close its office, the staff will work remotely and will be available to check voicemail. ECCF can also be reached via its cell phone at 715-210-4446. Nonprofit Update: Because…

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Eau Claire Community Foundation COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 and the impact it may have on our healthcare system and vulnerable populations is dominating the news and social media. Much of this information is speculation, but few can deny that this epidemic will have, and is already having, a large impact.      I am writing to tell you about the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s (ECCF) preparation for the possible impact of coronavirus on our operations and community. ECCF Business Continuity Plan Should the need arise for ECCF to close its office, the staff will…

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The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report Is Here!

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation is pleased to share its beautiful new Annual Report. This report had previously been part of ECCF's Annual Report, but now ECPSF has its own publication. (ECPSF is a Supporting Organization of ECCF.) You can click the link below to learn about ECPSF's great work in supporting Eau Claire area students. 2019 ECPSF Annual Report Want to learn more about ECPSF or donate to a fund? Click here to visit their website!

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ECCF Fundholder Dr. Eldon Hill Receives the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

From left to right: Gov. Tony Evers, Jessica Zarnke, Meredith Hill Stockford, Sue Bornick, Kathy Evers The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and long-time Eau Claire resident Dr. Eldon Hill, who established the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation, received the 2019 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards for Organizations and Legacies (respectively) on Wednesday, February 19, at the State Capital.  The Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards recognize organizations and individuals who make a significant difference in financial literacy education. The Eau Claire…

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Senior Center Makes Fundraising Goal!

The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is celebrating after reaching its fundraising goal of $1.1 million toward a new senior fitness center addition. “We are so excited to announce we have met the “Fit for the Future” fundraising goal to expand the Senior Center. So many people and organizations pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to our cause, and we are appreciative beyond words. Our mission is to challenge the mind, body, and spirit, and this new building will absolutely do that,” said Board President Jim Deignan. The L.E. Phillips Senior…

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New ECPSF Fund Will Help Local High Schools Install Solar Panels

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, a Supporting Organization of ECCF, is excited to announce the newest addition to its Family of Funds: The Solar on Eau Claire Schools Fund. It will support the installation and maintenance of solar panels on Eau Claire's North and Memorial High Schools. Solar on Schools was started by the nonprofit Couillard Solar Foundation (CSF). This project strives to reduce schools' carbon footprints as well as to reduce their energy costs. Once the solar panels are installed, the Eau Claire Area School District will save…

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