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 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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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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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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First New Funds of 2019

ECCF is pleased to announce its first new Funds of 2019. They are:   Andrew and Brenda Schlafer Family Fund: This Acorn Fund will eventually grow to support Eau Claire area nonprofits. Bidwell Engebretson Tusen Takk Volunteer Support Fund: This Agency Endowment supports the volunteer program of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. Cody and Molly Filipczak Scholarship Fund: This Scholarship Fund helps graduates of the South Shore School District in Port Wing, WI, finance their post-secondary educations. Doris J. Bautch STEM Scholarship Fund:  This scholarship helps current Independence students further their post-secondary…

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More New Additions to the ECCF Family of Funds

Four new funds have been added to ECCF's family of funds. Each will increase our region's quality of life in its own unique way. They are: Talha Aslam Memorial Scholarship Fund: This Designated Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Talha Aslam, an exchange student from Norway who enhanced the lives of his host family. Fuerstenberg Family Fund: This Field of Interest Fund supports educational opportunities in the Eau Claire area. Cody and Molly Filipczak Family Fund: This Donor-Advised Fund addresses many of the Eau Claire area's most pressing needs,…

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