Form Futures

Form Futures Grant Recipients Announced!

 ECCF is proud to have served the Eau Claire area for almost a quarter century. That’s why today’s announcement of its Form Futures grant recipients is especially significant: November 12 – 18 is Community Foundation Week, a nationwide celebration to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in addressing civic and economic challenges. The Form Futures Grant Catalog, which allowed the public to donate directly to nonprofit funding requests, was part of the celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary. Form Futures supports educational and training opportunities in the…

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ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications for the Community Grant Cycle and Royal CU and Nonprofit Professional Development Grant Cycle through Jan. 20, 2022. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about these funding opportunities is available on the “Grant Opportunities” 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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Announcing the Royal CU and ECCF Nonprofit Professional Development Fund and Grant Program!

Royal Credit Union and ECCF are pleased to announce that they are partnering in the creation of the Royal CU and ECCF Nonprofit Professional Development Fund and Grant Program. The program was first announced at ECCF’s Autumn Social on September 27. This decision comes after careful consideration by both RCU and ECCF towards the current needs of nonprofits in the community. Many nonprofits are without the financial resources to seek or create professional development that would help them help others. With the new grant program, nonprofit staff and board members…

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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 they've all received Eau Claire Community Foundation grants in the past year. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Eau Claire Children's Theatre Fierce Freedom Special Olympics Wisconsin L.E. Phillips Senior Center To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. Thank you to…

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Draper Hills Financial Literacy Student Is Wisconsin State Winner of a Prestigious Essay Contest

Olivia Piller (right) with her teacher, Jessica Zarnke, at the InvestWrite Award presentation. Loyal High School student Olivia Piller was recognized as the Wisconsin state winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2020 InvestWrite competition with her essay on how challenges can create opportunities in the global economy and in life. The InvestWrite national essay competition bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning. Piller was introduced to the InvestWrite competition through…

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In Memoriam: Jack Stromwall

Jack Stromwall We're sad to say goodbye to Jack Stromwall, who passed away on December 17. In addition to being a pillar of the community and the creator of two Funds here at ECCF, he was a Founder of the Eau Claire Community Foundation. Without the vision and generosity of Jack and his fellow Founders, we might not be here to support Eau Claire's nonprofits. You can learn more about Jack's life and accomplishments by reading his obituary in the Leader-Telegram. Jack was a strong supporter…

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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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The 2019 ECCF Annual Report Is Here!

You can click the link below to find: Grantee spotlights Fund holder profiles Women's Giving Circle information And much more! 2019 ECCF Annual Report   Please contact the ECCF office at info@eccfwi.org or (715) 552-3801 if you'd like to request a print copy. Thanks for your support!

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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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