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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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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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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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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Record-Breaking Grant Total to be Awarded at ECCF Annual Meeting

5% may not sound like a lot, but this increase in the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s grant distribution—up from 4% in honor of the foundation’s 20th anniversary—has resulted in a record-breaking $181,931 in grant support for local nonprofits. These grants will have an incredible impact on the community, including helping homeless families find the stable housing they desperately need. “Sheltering homeless families with children is important,” said Kelly Christianson, Executive Director of Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, “but the way to end homelessness is to get people into homes.…

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