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Give Green Grant Catalog is now accepting applications!

ECCF’s online Grant Catalog is back and now accepting applications from nonprofits for its third cycle: Give Green. This crowdfunding opportunity allows the public to donate directly to funding requests from Eau Claire area nonprofits. Grant applications for the Give Green cycle will be accepted until January 31st, and the Catalog will be live for public donations beginning on Feb. 7. The Give Green category supports programs that engage children and adults in activities that improve environmental quality or provide fitness, health, and wellness opportunities. It also includes support for…

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ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications for the Community Grant Cycle and Royal CU and Nonprofit Professional Development Grant Cycle through Jan. 20, 2022. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about these funding opportunities is available on the “Grant Opportunities” page. Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions. More information about them is available under the “Events” tab. Please contact the ECCF Program Specialist at grants@eccfwi.org or by calling (715) 552-3801 if you have questions about the ECCF grant cycle.

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2021 Autumn Social Highlights

This year we held our 2021 Autumn Social event on September 27th.  Each year at this event, the Board of Trustees gives special recognition to a leader or leaders who have made a significant impact at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. This year, we recognized Dan and Debbie Market, whose commitment and support have been invaluable to the Eau Claire Community Foundation. They will join the previous Leadership Award recipients whose outstanding work has made our foundation what it is today. Dan Market served on ECCF’s Board of Trustees from…

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Ken Vance Motors Fund Distributes $50,000 to Chippewa Valley Nonprofits

Ken Vance Motors is making a big difference in the Chippewa Valley using a Fund it established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. It’s distributing $50,000 in grants to ten Wisconsin nonprofits. The grantees are: • Catholic Charities Sojourner House • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association • Eau Claire Community Foundation • Eau Claire County Humane Association • Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region • Lutheran Social Services…

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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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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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Press Release: Quick Response Community Fund Launched

[EAU CLAIRE, WI] The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) established the Quick Response Community Fund at ECCF 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.  “This fund is designed to give added support to those organizations experiencing additional stresses on their services due to increased demand, changes in service delivery, reduced volunteer assistance, and increased staffing needs. These are the organizations on the front lines…

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