Press Release: Charter Bank Announces Major Gift to Quick Response Community Fund

Charter Bank is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Quick Response Community Fund. The grants awarded through this fund support nonprofits in their work to provide vital services for community members in need. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to adapt to evolving needs. “Now, more than ever, we knew we needed to step up and do our part to support nonprofit organizations throughout the Chippewa Valley,” states Paul Kohler, Charter Bank’s President and CEO. “And when…

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Complete Grantee List for the Quick Response Community Fund

The Quick Response Community Fund is supporting an array of local nonprofits as they struggle to cope with funding needs generated by the pandemic. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to adapt to evolving needs. The following grantee list will be updated as new grants are awarded. Service Needs: More than $200,000 awarded as of Week 4! These grants support nonprofits in their work to provide vital services for community members in need.  AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Bolton…

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Press release: Community Matching Grant Challenge and Week 2 Grant Recipients

The Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley are thrilled to announce that Royal Credit Union, the Dick and Marlene Cable Family Fund, the Larson Family Fund, and two anonymous donors are challenging our community to raise $50,000, which they will match. This challenge will generate another $100,000 to be awarded to area nonprofits! “The community response to the Quick Response Community Fund has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sue Bornick, Executive Director of ECCF. “Now is the time to come together and look out for…

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Pablo Foundation Announces Major Gift to Quick Response Community Fund

Pablo Foundation announced a $50,000 donation to the Quick Response Community Fund. Pablo Foundation Executive Director MaiVue Xiong and the Foundation Board of Directors recently alerted the Eau Claire Community Foundation of the major gift. “Pablo Foundation values community collaboration and recognized the Quick Response Community Fund as a way to support local nonprofits who are being asked to continue to serve our vulnerable population,” stated MaiVue Xiong. Pablo Foundation’s mission is to create a model for a healthy and sustainable community. They are focused on housing, health, education and…

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Press Release: First Quick Response Community Fund Grant Recipients Announced

The Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley announced $75,000 in grants to nine local nonprofits for the first week of granting from the Quick Response Community Fund. The Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley established the Quick Response Community Fund 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. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis,…

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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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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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