Giving Opportunities

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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The Form Futures Grant Catalog is now live!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, and Eau Claire area nonprofits are participating in an exciting new way to raise funds as part of that celebration. ECCF’s online Grant Catalog is now live for its second cycle, Form Futures. This crowdfunding software allows the public to donate directly to funding requests from Eau Claire area nonprofits. Not only will applicants receive the money they raise in the form of grants, but all that raise at least $1000 will become eligible for bonus grants from…

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Charter Bank Donates $50,000 to Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund

The Eau Claire Community Foundation and the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Committee are pleased to announce that Charter Bank is donating $50,000 to the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation. The Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Project is a partnership between the City of Eau Claire, the users of the stadium, and the many supporters of baseball in the Chippewa Valley. Fundraising efforts continue in order to match the $1.75 million dollars that the City of Eau Claire has already pledged…

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Use our Grant Catalog to Support your Favorite Nonprofits!

ECCF's first Grant Catalog is accepting donations from July 6-28! You can use it to browse requests from nonprofits in the Create Culture category (music, visual and performing arts, literature, and museums). Donate to any request--or requests--that pique your interest! All nonprofits that raise at least $1000 will be eligible for bonus grants. Make your money work even harder to support the organizations you love!  Browse the Create Culture Grant Catalog

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In Memoriam: Shirley Hillman

Shirley Hillman Shirley Hillman, who recently passed away, was a shining light to her family and community. Click here to learn more about her life and accomplishments. The ECPD K-9 Fund, which supports the expenses of canine officers in the Eau Claire Police Department, was close to Shirley's heart; that's why her family is honoring her by collecting donations to this Fund. You can click the button below to donate, or you can write a check to ECCF/K9 Hillman and mail it to: Eau Claire Community…

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Ramone’s Supports ECCF Through Cash for a Cause

Ramone's manager Sara Nerbonne presents its Cash for a Cause check to ECCF Program Specialist Rebecca White Body. Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor doesn't just sell delicious treats; it also supports the community by raising money for local nonprofits through its Cash for a Cause program.  ECCF is honored to have been chosen as the January Cash for a Cause recipient. Enough loyal customers braved the elements to contribute $749.68, which will support grants to local nonprofits through ECCF's Community Fund. We sincerely thank Ramone's Ice Cream…

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Ice Cream and Philanthropy!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is honored to have been chosen as a featured nonprofit by the Cash for a Cause program at Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor (503 Galloway St., Eau Claire). Cash for a Cause allows Ramone's employees to give back to the community by donating 100% of their tips to local nonprofits. January donations will go to our Community Fund, where the dollars will support a diverse array of nonprofits through our annual Community Grant Cycle. We encourage you to visit Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor, eat lots of…

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Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020!

Every year, people all over the world celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting the charitable causes they love. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1. But what if you can’t pick just one nonprofit? ECCF’s Community Fund might be the perfect solution for you. It addresses the Eau Claire area’s greatest needs by supporting grants to a diverse array of nonprofits through our annual Community Grant cycle. Your support is more crucial than ever because so many nonprofits are struggling to adapt to the pandemic: Many lost much-needed revenue to…

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ECCF Fund Holder Publishes A New Book

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, author and ECCF fund holder Dr. Katherine Schneider offers an honest, instructive, hilarious memoir of seven years of aging and advocating told in blogs. Chapters cover loving, working, praying and playing and include subjects like: “What If Wonder Woman had a Disability” “Breaking Bubbles” and “Sighted People Are Strange.” Read Hope of the Crow, and you can dig deep within yourself to retrieve your own power and sing your own victory song. Hope of the Crow is…

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