Giving Opportunities

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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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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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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The ECCF Fall Newsletter is Here!

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Click below to read about ECCF's latest happenings, including efforts to address pandemic-related needs.  Thank you to all the wonderful donors and nonprofits who made these accomplishments possible! Click here to read the Fall Newsletter 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 community. Racism ends when hearts change. It is…

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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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Response and Recovery Community Fund Launches to Support Local Nonprofits

In an effort to help local nonprofits support residents as they recover from the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County (CFCC) announce partnership efforts for COVID-19 recovery. Funds will support Chippewa County and Eau Claire County nonprofit agencies as they help Chippewa Valley residents recover from the damage done by the pandemic.  Click here to read the entire press release.

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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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